3rd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival
The lineup is out and we've got a ton of amazing films, book launches and speakers....
On November 1st, 2012, The Free Thinking Film Society kicks off its 3rd annual film festival to celebrate liberty, freedom and democracy. The Free Thinking Film Festival 2012 will feature four major events, four book launches, and over 20 films, between November 1-4th, 2012 at Library and Archives Canada. There will also be a Free Thinking Alley where attendees can buy books and DVDs, and enjoy food & drink.
"I love celebrating liberty, freedom and democracy," says Free Thinking Film President Fred Litwin. "Get ready for four days of challenging films and discussions with absolutely no political correctness."
The Festival will feature four major events: On November 1st, the Festival will open with "Losing Our Sons", a poignant tale of two fathers who have lost their sons - one through terrorism, and one through indoctrination. On November 2nd, the Festival features the Canadian premiere of "Death by China", a film about the increasingly destructive economic trade practices of a rapidly rising China with author Greg Autry in attendance. On Saturday, November 3rd, Producer Michael King will be on hand to introduce the film, "The Rescuers" about diplomats who saved Jews during the Holocaust, and the Festival will end with a tribute to Raoul Wallenberg - a celebration of his 100th birthday in association with B'nai Brith Canada.
Other films include "The Invisible Men," about the plight of gay Palestinians; "Windfall," about the pitfalls of wind power; "Freedom's Fury," a look at the "blood in the water" water polo match between the Soviet Union and Hungary at the Olympics in 1956; "Their Eyes Were Dry," a film about the massacre of teenagers in Ma'alot in Israel by Palestinian terrorists in 1974; "Occupy Unmasked," a hard look at the Occupy movement; "21 Brothers," a Canadian film about World War I; "The Red Chapel," a comedy that exposes North Korea's totalitarian system; "Putin's Kiss", a documentary on the brutality of the Putin regime; "Winston Churchill: Walking With Destiny," examines why Winston Churchill's legacy continues to be relevant in the 21st Century; "Why Is It Hate?," Martin Gladstone's film on why Queers Against Israeli Apartheid bring a message of hate to Toronto's Gay Pride; and many, many other films.
In addition, three authors will be in Ottawa to launch their books. Bruce Bawer, the acclaimed American author, will read from his new book, "The Victims Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind;" Pierre Desrochers will present on two of his books: "The Locavore's Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-mile Diet", and "The False Crises of Rachel Carson: Silent Spring at 50", and Arpad Szoczi will present his book, "Timisoara - The Real Story Behind the Romanian Revolution."
Festival passes are available for $75 and can be purchased either online or at the following retailers - Compact Music (785 Bank, 190 Bank), Collected Works (1242 Wellington), and Ottawa Festivals (47 William Street). Day passes will also be available for sale.
The complete list of events can be seen at www.freethinkingfilmfest.ca