I just learned about the Festival of Transcultural Cinema to be honest, but I’m a fan of the responsible movie theater –located in our neighborhood– which has organised the Freiburger Film Forum since 1985 and this year’s program sounds quite fascinating, too:
… our 2021 festival program will take a closer look at everyday lives, working conditions, experiences of migration, the consequences of economic growth and questions of diverse cultural identities.
For one thing, I’m sad I can’t go to the cinema to watch some of the films and the accompanying programme on-site, then again it offers not only the residents but anyone who is interested the chance to attend the festival online this year between May 6th and 16th.
Having worked in an independent movie theater as a student myself, I commiserate with the local cinemas, which are struggling hard with the ongoing shutdown. That’s why, above all, I’m looking forward to the possibility to support a small movie theater during these difficult times while discovering non-mainstream movies in doing so —a win-win.