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Albany FilmFest - Humanity on the Big Screen








Activists Building bridges and making history.

7:30 PM Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | Albany Twin Theatre

Q&A with filmmakers follows the screening.


Judd Ehrlich, Father K (Documentary, 30:00)

When a Palestinian Lutheran Pastor decides to become NYC’s first Arab American elected official, he does what no one thinks possible, igniting his community’s hopes and dreams. In the election’s aftermath, Father K must face the realities of what it takes to build lasting power in a divided America. Directed by Cannes Lion and Emmy Award-winning director Judd Ehrlich, Father K’s voice emerges as funny, bold, and defiantly hopeful — a bridge-builder in a polarized time.

Laurie Coyle, Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno (Documentary, 58:00)

Twenty years ago, Bay Area filmmaker Laurie Coyle discovered hundreds of lost photographs of a farmworker, clearly a mother and union organizer, sending her on a search for Maria Moreno, a hero history forgot. Years before Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta launched the United Farm Workers, this migrant mother was driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. An outspoken leader in the years when women were expected to stay in the background, Moreno was the first female farm worker in the U.S. to be hired as a union organizer. Moreno’s story was silenced and her legacy buried — until now.

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