The New York Times’ Jada Smith writes about our opening night:
WASHINGTON — Septuagenarians from the era of the civil rights movement slowly climbed the steps of Metropolitan A.M.E. church here, some receiving kisses on the cheek from the young man at the door. They mingled with other generations — throngs of government workers, young law students inspired by recent protests, and even a few lesser-known legends of that struggle.
They gathered for the opening of the March on Washington Film Festival, which focuses largely on the midcentury struggle for civil rights and is intended as much to kindle activism as to showcase new films. The festival began Wednesday at the church with the new documentary “This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer,” directed by Robin N. Hamilton. FULL STORY