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What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?

  • Fenimore Art Museum 5798 State Highway 80 Cooperstown, NY 13326 (map)

In his most recent work after his unsettling documentary The Other Side, which followed down and out members of Louisiana’s poor white society, Italian-born American director Roberto Minervini tackles a new subject—four of Louisiana’s black communities during the summer of 2017 when police killings of African Americans were common news cycle topics. As a participant-observer, with his informants living and speaking about their everyday lives, Minervini poetically captures the sense of fear and isolation that was permeating all parts of the African American communities in New Orleans. However, the film finds moments of hope and joyfulness as people just live their daily lives, and try to endure. Filmed in starkly beautiful black and white, the film’s striking imagery draws you deep into these local communities with a sense of intensity and intimacy. (Roberto Minervini, 2018, Italy, 123 minutes)

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