John Cobb & Friends Gathering: Jeremy Fackenthal and Jim Fahey
January 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Topic: Common Good Film Festival Preview
Presenters: Jeremy Fackenthal and Jim Fahey
Jeremy Fackenthal and Jim Fahey will preview the 22nd annual festival with us. The films celebrate the wisdom of Alfred North Whitehead, and will be held February 17-20, 2022 at the Laemmle Theater in Claremont, California. See details at the festival website.
Jeremy Fackenthal is the director of the Common Good Film Festival (CGFF), the managing director of the Institute for Ecological Civilization, and is an independent documentary filmmaker and videographer. Jeremy completed a PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University, and began using his philosophical background beyond the academy to raise questions and craft narratives. In recent years, Jeremy’s work has included video content produced for clients and shorter independent projects. In 2017 Jeremy shot and edited Spitting Fire, a short documentary on spoken word poetry as a means of personal formation for adolescents. His current ongoing project is a feature-length documentary on the life and work of Walter Benjamin and the possibility of art as a site for radical political action.
Jim Fahey is an emerging film critic and curator who works as CGFF’s assistant director. He has spent the past year building his resumé at the University of Edinburgh, where he completed a Master’s program in Film, Exhibition & Curation. During that time he served as a film critic for The Student, the longest-running student newspaper in the UK, and also began Airplane Mode, a film-review blog currently available on Substack.
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