As 2016 comes to an end, it is time to reflect on what this remarkable year has brought us. It was the best of times and the worst of times, as the great Dickens once said, but it was nevertheless a time that will be ingrained in our memories forever. We lived through one of the most tumultuous political elections of our lifetimes, some of us had our lives upended by personal failures and triumphs, others lost loved ones, and we witnessed social unrest on a global scale like never before. But we survived. We’re alive and breathing. We made it through another year unscathed. Perhaps a little worse for wear but that’s part of life. We get right back up, lift our chin ups, and move on. What else is there to do? We are here to see another day in all its glorious splendor. And the question we have to ask ourselves is, what are we doing to make the world a better place?
In this time of great uncertainty and social upheaval, look to your family members, close friends, neighbors and all the loved ones that have stood by you this year while you endured all the ups and downs in your life and thank them for being there for you. Give them a big round hug. Show them how much you care about them, tell them how much you love them deeply and how you will be there when they need you most. That’s what we need now. More LOVE. More RESPECT. More KINDNESS. We’re all in this together and if we want our planet earth to survive we must act together.
As we gear up for our milestone 5th Annual Grand Finale Series on January 25, 2017 at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, we are proud to bring you exciting new features in 2017 such as live interviews, educational resources, movie reviews, crowdfunding strategies, original news stories and more. We are especially proud to be launching a blog dedicated to covering the diverse art scene in NYC. Sadly, we’ve been hearing through the grapevine that major news outlets are gutting their arts coverage and we simply can’t stand idly by as the art world takes a shellacking. Now more than ever we need the arts! So please continue to follow us in the New Year, share any art happenings in your neck of the woods, and let us know what you want us to cover. We are here for you!
We truly wish you all a prosperous, healthy, and successful New Year!
All the best,
Founder & Executive Director
Katra Film Series