Trumped! Now What?

To quote the inestimable Mr. David Beers, our guest curator for this collection of ferocious fire-breathing films, “Just how much toxic bile does reside in the body politic? How responsive is it to total bullshit? How much damage can be done in it its name, once unleashed? After Trump, does just a less bozo fascist win? Or can the good in human nature — rebellious, but constructive, smart and cooperative — be tapped to defeat Trumpism? No one doubts anymore populist anger is real — can it deliver real reform?” The question looms in the air at the moment, and resting on it may very well be the future of humanity. So, the time is now, people, get it together, or get voted off the planet. Read David's essay here

Jacob Smith, Jon D. Erickson and Kathryn Goldman | 
US |
 2017 | 
93 minutes

Five people — including a school bus driver from LA, an anti-poverty activist from West Virginia, the organizers of Democracy Spring, and Senator Bernie Sanders — all come together in an intersectional coalition that offers a glimmer of hope in these dark days.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 6:30pm
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:30pm
Luke Walker | 
Australia/US |
 2017 | 
83 minutes

Political junkies will enjoy this light-hearted look into the political campaign of Dr Ben Carson, who briefly polled ahead of Donald Trump in the 2015 run for the Republican nomination, and sought to define himself as the anti-establishment candidate who appealed to “real people.”

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 8:30pm
Pau Faus | 
Spain |
 2016 | 
86 minutes

Ada For Mayor is the incredible story of Colau’s journey from radical grassroots activist to principled politician. It is also the story of a movement that triumphed against all odds: the leftist Guanyem party, created by and for the citizens of Barcelona, committed to defending their rights against all affronts. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm