It's July and it's too darned hot to go out and ride your bike or walk.
World and Eye, an art and culture space in Fort Lauderdale's F.A.T. Village, offers a refreshingly cool and potentially enlightening Thursday night alternative. Titled Documentaries: Insight From the Artists, it's a night of local films accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmakers, snacks, cold drinks and cushy seats.
"The Folk Finders" (embedded above) was made by Zander Nichols, who followed F.A.T. Village-based Samsara Folk Art Gallery owners Sara Nichols and Christie Jago, to the Kentuck, a Tuscaloosa, Alabama folk art festival, where the best friends were on a mission to acquire new works for their Fort Lauderdale gallery. The filmmaker, who follows them as they encounter old friends and new at the fest, has produced a highly enjoyable glimpse into their world. I've been to Samsara many times, and very much appreciate the work there. Seeing the film behind their travels to acquire these works will make my future visits to the space even more special.
Also, Broward-based artist, filmmaker and cancer survivor Sonia Baez-Hernandez will share her own story and interviews with others in "Territories of the Breast," a film she made about "discriminatory health practices and health-care inequities for minority women in the United States." The night of films begins at 7 p.m. July 26. Admission is $12. Watch a trailer of Sonia Baez-Hernandez's "Territories of the Breast" below.
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