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As Told To G/D Thyself, and Assorted Shorts

Image: As Told to G/D Thyself; Terence Nance, Jenn Nkiru, Marc Thomas, Kamasi Washington, and Bradford Young; 2019. Filmmakers like Jenn Nkiru and Bradford Young, who went to Howard University and were taught by Haile Gerima and other first-generation L.A. Rebellion filmmakers, have teamed up with a wide variety of other filmmakers and musicians to create an avant-garde that is pushing the edge of film, music, design, advertising, and art. This assortment of shorts showcases the breadth of this work and its inherent multimedia approach (for example, the prevalence of music videos). Theirs is a practice for today, a world

The Neverending Story—Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series

Where better to begin the Williamstown Public Library 150th Anniversary Film Series, which explores the transformative power of reading, with this story about a lonely young boy with a love of books who becomes drawn into a timeless world of fabulous creatures? Wolfgang Peterson's The NeverEnding Story celebrates the particular way that books allow you to build worlds around yourself. Our main character Bastian ducks into a book story to avoid school bullies only to be saddles with a great responsibility. As he imagines himself the hero of the story, reading becomes an engine for maturation and growth. Free. Accessible