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ALBANY– Screening of Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno at Albany Film Fest
March 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm$12
Q&A with filmmakers follows the screening. For more information and to purchase tickets ($12) click here. FATHER K Director: JUDD EHRLICH (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.
ADIOS AMOR: THE SEARCH FOR MARIA MORENO Director: LAURIE COYLE (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.