Current Events

Director: Ralph Arlyck
Screenwriters: Ralph Arlyck

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


In the course of our daily routines, we bear witness to numerous tragedies: pollution, hunger, disease, homelessness. The media supplies us with its own, sometimes even more, graphic images. The common belief that an informed citizen will be moved to action is turned inside out by director Ralph Arlyck. Ironically, while today's technological wonders have created a society of "informed citizens," an enormous gap exists between understanding and action. Current Events examines the impact of all this disturbing information on American social and political activism, asking: "What moves people to action?" Arlyck's lyrical film diary probes with an informal, occasionally humorous, but always sensitive style. Original in content and with a clearly defined voice, Current Events explores with the intention not simply to provoke action, but also to question what we may now be calling action.

Saturday, January 20 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema I

Sunday, January 21 10:30 a.m.
Holiday Village Cinema I

Thursday, January 25 4:00 p.m.
Holiday Village Cinema III

Friday, January 26 10:30 p.m
Holiday Village Cinema I


Screening Details


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