Windrider Film Forum
Winderider Film Forum, Bay Area • Cinema in Conversation • July 12-14, 2012
What is the Windrider Film Form?
Many filmmakers have become the prophetic voice in our culture, creating films that do more than simply entertain us. They help us to see our world with a different set of eyes. They explore the human condition with creativity, compassion and respect; and they inspire us to find ways to make a difference in the world and in our local community. Windrider forums are all about community, connecting and creating space for conversation. In the words of C. S. Lewis, “The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way.”
The three film forums were:
• “Rising From Ashes” (7 p.m. Thursday, July 12), a documentary about the first Rwandans National Cycling Team, whose members were personally impacted by the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. T.C. Johnstone, producer and director, participated in the discussion.
• “The Hammer” (7 p.m. Friday, July 13), the true story of the first deaf wrestler to win a national collegiate championship. Oren Kaplan, the director, participated in the Q&A session along with the film’s co-star, deaf actress Shoshannah Stern.
• “Red Dog” (7 p.m. Saturday, July 14), the true story of a dog’s impact on a mining community in the Australian outback. Lead actor Josh Lucas and screenwriter Daniel Paplitz discussed the film with the audience.