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Film Forward

Jan 25, 2021

The United States of America has inaugurated it’s 46th president. Film Forward marks this occasion with another one of our patented Gimme Three episodes. Return guest David Chiu joins us for Gimme Three: Presidential Films. 

David and host Nicholas Ybarra each provide three of their favorite presidential pictures...

Jan 18, 2021

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we are discussing the new documentary MLK/FBI with it’s director, the legendary Sam Pollard.

Mr. Pollard is an Academy Award Nominee and an Emmy Award winner. In this episode, he elaborates on how he and his team approached this wonderfully crafted film, and what audiences...

Jan 11, 2021

Based on the best selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive film exploring the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. We are honored to be joined by the film’s director, Jerry Rothwell. 


Jerry and host, Nicholas Ybarra discuss the techniques and stylistic choices...

Jan 4, 2021

We ring in the year 2021 with a bang! Bing Liu joins us to discuss his Academy Award Nominated film Minding the Gap which gets a Criterion Collection release on January 12th.


Bing and host Nicholas Ybarra discuss the making of the documentary and what it was like to put Bing’s own life and experiences into the film....