This afternoon, I was delighted to be invited to a Press luncheon for the 2016 Socially Relevant Film Festival.
The press announcements for this amazing film festival were held at Bocca East which is located at 1496 Second Avenue (corner of 78th Street).
So below is a photo that I took of Nora Armani, an award-winning actor and filmmaker who founded The SR Film Festival because she felt that she wanted to create a film festival aimed at everyday human stories as opposed to the large amount of violence as found in film making today.
In addition, Nora’s cousin Vanya Exerjian and her uncle Jack Exerjian were brutally murdered in Cairo, Egypt in a religious hate crime and Nora made a pledge to dedicate her artistic work to both of their memories and the film festival shines as a beacon to that pledge.
Now the festival has an amazing selection of movies to choose from. There are 6 narrative features which range from human trafficking (with Kevin Sorbo from the Hercules Series) to the Egyption Revolution to then media, witchhunt and gender prejudice in a West African Village.
There are 8 documentary films which range from consumer advocacy, to technological dependence to The Greek Civil War and then there are approximately 20 other films that tell stories as well.
So to learn more about the very exciting third annual Socially Relevant Film Festival to be held from March 14th to March 20th at Bow Tie Cinemas whose New York location is Chelsea Cinemas (located at 260 West 23rd Street) click HERE and find out their schedules today.