In times of crisis, what is the role of those who make and engage with
film: do we keep calm and continue our work, or reposition to engage
a country’s concerns? A conversation probing the prerogatives and
responsibilities of artists, critics, and audiences alike in the post-election
Manuel Betancourt (moderator) is a film critic and a cultural reporter.
Jordan Firstman is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles.
Merrill Sterritt is Head of Audience Strategies and Partnerships at
Anu Valia is a writer, director, and actor. Her short film “Lucia Before and
After” won a jury prize at Sundance earlier this year.