The Best Movie I Ever Saw
White River Indie Film Festival is Now Upon Us!
WRIF will be inhabiting the Barrette Center for the Arts at Northern Stage in White River Jct., June 1, 2, and 3, 2018. Come see!
By far the best movie I ever saw that captured the life of a young woman trying desperately, and beyond all odds, to improve her life was La Vida Precoz Y Breve de Sabina Rivas. What was particularly unusual about seeing this movie, aside from it's powerful content, was that I saw it in the Freight House Building in White River Junction, VT. This was thanks to the White River Indie Film Festival and it's wonderfully-curated series of films that comes to town once each year—starting tomorrow, June 1, 2018. Don't miss it!
Sabina helped me learn about the lives of people in Central and South America—lives of poverty and unbelievable hardship, yet always with hope for a better day. Sabina represented the kinds of people who want to immigrate to the United States, who are hard-working, passionate, emotionally kind, and fine people just trying their best to help themselves. Unfortunately, the odds they face are long. And, today, Sabina resonates loudly as immigration policy rides a roller-coaster here in the U.S. and around the world.
Even the brilliantly-colored flamingos perched outside the Barrette Center for the Arts can't wait for this year's WRIF series of great films in White River Junction.
This year's White River Indie Film Festival line-up is going to be as good as any in years past, and you may well find the film that imprints you and changes the way you think about others and the world just like Sabina did for me. Click Here, or on any of the above WRIF links, to see all that's being offered.
Dave Celone is a writer and a poet who also owns Long River Gallery & Gifts for one more day! Click Here to sign up to follow his Poetic License articles each time he posts on the dailyuv.com.