SFFF Robo Con / Ashes to Ashes / The Rainbow Coali

When:
February 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
2020-02-16T13:30:00-07:00
2020-02-16T13:45:00-07:00
Where:
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
USA
Cost:
10.00

SFFF Robo Con / Ashes to Ashes / The Rainbow Coali

 

* THE ROBO CON – 16 mins:

With an unexpected turn of events at the end of this short documentary, Wall Street emerges victorious in its quest to turn the foreclosure process into a for-profit business. Along with the big banks, they have been quietly foreclosing on homes across America with no oversight from local, state or federal authorities by using a process called Robo signing.

* ASHES TO ASHES – 25 mins:

Winfred Rembert, the only living survivor of a lynching, a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist, develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era. Together, their journeys of healing intertwine.

* THE FIRST RAINBOW COALITION – 56.05 mins:

The First Rainbow Coalition charts the history and legacy of a groundbreaking multi-ethnic coalition that rocked Chicago in the 1960s. Comprised of activists from the Black Panthers, the Young Patriots (southern whites), and the Young Lords (a former Puerto Rican street gang), Chicago’s Rainbow Coalition (1969-1971) united poor blacks, whites, and Latinos to openly challenge police brutality and substandard housing in one of the most segregated cities in America. What began as a drive to achieve a voice for poor communities quickly grew into a formidable political movement, attracting the support of other disenfranchised groups and the attention of a threatened FBI and Chicago political machine.

What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

 

Video Interviews

View our Author Event Series @ Jean Cocteau Cinema

https://youtu.be/S9AxEjlj1Q8?list=PLP-d_0t989GMKNX2jqcuGWFeAX_CO83ZZ

 

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

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Recent Releases

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
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Mississippi Roll
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December 05, 2017

The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
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Upcoming Publications

7/16/19  Low Chicago Trade Paperback 
7/30/19  The 2020 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar
8/13/19  Wild Cards: Knave Over Queens
10/1/19   A Clash of Kings Graphic Novel Vol. 2
11/5/19   20th Anniversary Edition of A Clash of Kings

 

Appearances

To Be Announced and for more info follow on twitter @ https://twitter.com/GRRMspeaking