The 2nd Annual International Short Film Competition FOLCS Awards Night: a free event with the screening of the top eight selected films, post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, the FOLCS Award ceremony, and a post-event reception
A Mighty Heart (2007): Wall Street Journal reporter, Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and then murdered by Islamic terrorists while on assignment in Pakistan—a casualty of both 9/11, and of being Jewish. Daniel Futterman plays Daniel Pearl in the film, and Bret Stephens (recent recipient of a Pulitzer Prize) and Daniel Jonah Goldhagen have written a great deal about the methods and madness of political, radical Islam.
The Exonerated (2005): Imagine: an innocent woman convicted of a crime and sentenced to death, and exonerated years later to reenter the world—finally free and alive. Meet Sunny Jacobs, who lived that life, and Susan Sarandon, who portrayed Sunny in Bob Balaban’s fascinating and emotionally-wrenching film.
The Godfather (1972): Yes, one of America’s favorite films, but also a classic, ethnic New York story of family honor, loyalty, vengeance, and the limits of law. And who better to discuss this film than two New York City legends—former New York governor Mario Cuomo, and TV icon Larry King.
The Invisible War (2012): Sexual assault in the military has recently been the subject of senate investigations and increased scrutiny. Hear the story from those who have lived it, and brought it to a public audience with this important documentary.
Betrayed (1988): Both Winger and Howard have portrayed undercover operatives, and Webster is the only man to have directed both the CIA and FBI. And we live in a post 9/11 world where, we are repeatedly reminded, terrorism must be fought with counterintelligence.