FESTIVAL INFO

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2022 Heritage Film Festival
November 17, 2022 - December 14, 2022
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Join us as we screen four weeks of independently produced short films.
Each week’s film program will be available from 7 pm (EST) on Thursday until 7 pm (EST) the following Wednesday. Stay tuned after each week’s film program for an interview with one of the Directors from that week’s program.

WEEK ONE

November 17, 2022 through November 23, 2022

85 Mins Total

Louise Fleming interviews Fiona O’Brien, Director of "Hurricane 6" immediately after the Week One film program.

WEEK TWO

November 24, 2022 through November 30, 2022

61 Mins Total (+interviews)

Barrington Salmon interviews Sherry Brown, Director of "He’s Late" immediately after the Week Two film program.

WEEK THREE

December 1, 2022 through December 7, 2022

76 Mins Total (+interviews)

Willie Padin interviews Michelle Dionne Wardlaw, the Director of Bellator: A Southeast DC Story, immediately after the film program.

WEEK FOUR

December 8, 2022 through December 14, 2022

69 Mins Total (+interviews)

Cheng-Sim Lim interviews Director Chris H. Lynn immediately after the screenings

DEDICATION

This year's Heritage Film Festival is dedicated to two of our dear friends:

Ruth Corvette Cooper and Amy Halpern - truly remarkable people who left us too soon. 

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Ruth Corvette Cooper
(December 25, 1945 - May 9, 2022)

 

Ruth was a microbiologist at the Veterans Administration for over three decades. She studied Law after she retired. She was a progressive activist who marched against segregation and shared her love of Aboriginal art and the poetry of Langston Hughes with her little sister. 

Amy Halpern
(April 2, 1953 - August 15,2022)

 

Amy studied at UCLA and was invited to lecture and screen her work across the US and abroad - including presentations at DC's National Gallery of Art and the International Peripheral Film Festiv a; in A Coruna, Spain. Amy knew and worked with many well-known filmmakers, including renowned filmmaker Chick Strand.

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We will never forget Ruth and Amy's joyful spirits, generous natures, their extensive knowledge, and love of all people. Gone too, too soon...