THREE KEYS AT ACE HOTEL NEW ORLEANS

Sun Oct 15 | 1:30pm-2:30pm

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 upheaval.

Manuel Betancourt (moderator) is a film critic and cultural reporter.

Jordan Forstmann is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles.

Merrill Sterritt is Head of Audience Strategies and Partnerships at Cinereach.

Anu Valia is a writer, director, and actor. Her short film “Lucia Before and After” won a jury prize at Sundance earlier this year.

All panels are free and open to the public.