he protests and police actions in Ferguson are not quite a year-old memory, and the people of St. Louis continue to struggle with what happens next. The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase presents a host of short films that address the still-pressing topic of Ferguson Matters
. Laura Caldie's five-minute documentary "Rooted in Ferguson" examines how the EarthDance Organic Farm School has helped the residents of Ferguson, while Gerald Pisk's short cut of his forthcoming documentary 22minutes
looks at the protests as they were seen by the protestors, activists and reporters. Howard Fields III and Annette Fields' short subject "Speak" gives one black teen the opportunity to discuss the lingering concerns of the African American community in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Ferguson Matters happens at 7:15 p.m. at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.cinemastlouis.org
). Tickets are $12.
Mon., July 20, 7:15 p.m., 2015