And Now for a Bit of Good News: La Guarimba International Film Fest

August 5, 2014 11:15 AM

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And Now for a Bit of Good News: La Guarimba International Film Fest

Have always been in love with the word "grassroots". Perhaps because it represents an almost utopian concept of power to the people, that glorious idea that if only a few individuals get together, ready to cooperate, inspire each other and employ a bit of elbow grease, their community can be changed for the better. Without the help of sweet-talking politicians, prepotent financiers and all around egocentrics.

But for me, an ideal has to be made real, tangible before I can truly appreciate it. And thanks to the young, enthusiastic, cinema-loving folks at La Guarimba, an upcoming free-admissions film festival to be held in Amantea -- a sleepy, historic seaside town in the Calabria region of Italy -- in a c...

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