“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”
It will be four years this December since Diversitas was first launched. Can you believe it? By the time December rolls around we will have had 21 amazing speakers in that time.
Looking back on it I am frankly surprised by how well received it has been and the quality of our speakers (not to mention our audience). It has been an uplifting experience.
Moving forward we will be making some changes to ensure we do not stagnate. Starting in 2020 Diversitas Films is going to be a regular part of Diversitas.
We will be showcasing movies that speak to the human condition to one degree or another. As with the speakers these films will not be the kind of movies we would have had access to in our area (not so mainstream).
The film presentations will be FREE just like our speaker series has been.
We will still entertain speakers from time to time but for the foreseeable future films will take the main stage.
When done well, movies have the potential to be the ultimate form of art blending the visual, the written, and the musical realms into one symphony of meaning and sensory experience.
As they say a picture is worth a thousand words so a film is boundless in its ability to communicate timeless truths.
We will not shy away from controversial content but you will always know in advance what you are in for.
As the first of the Diversitas Films series (yet to be scheduled) we will likely watch Wings of Desire by German director Wim Wenders. Stay tuned for more information and thanks for your ongoing support.