The expression "I'm feeling blue" usually implies a feeling of sadness. This Venezuelan movie shows the hardship of living as a homosexual. It played at Image+nation on December 8, 2013 and won the Award for Best Feature.
Some have tried, of course, but Roots was watered down to the point of a mostly meaninglessness show of face-saving hindsight, and Django Unchained was mostly a sordidly tasteless, self-congratulatory marriage of Boss Nigger and Last of the Mohicans. Spielberg's Lincoln and Amistad, on the other hand, mostly missed the point with their particular brand of white-collar heroism; I even thought the latter was OK, but mostly in comparison to how much Django had the white and black halves of me gagging. In fact, most relevant pictures I can think of were about the war that revolved around slavery, or the folks glad enough to grow a conscience at its periphery, or merely alluded to it as a broader context--sometimes just as the setting for a romance, i.e., Cold Mountain. Slavery still mostly loomed hauntingly blurred in the background--a matter largely submerged, or ornamental, and surely not focused on.
See free outdoor screenings of classic & fun films at the Montreal World Film Festival's Cinema Under the Stars series
The most iconic part of the fest is the giant outdoor screen at Quartier des Festivals, showing a combination of cinema classics and just plain fun flicks. This year's free screenings include Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, The Godfather, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and 007 Skyfall, among many others. Take a look at the program below and get your blanket and snacks ready.