COVID-19 has people nervous about being in crowds, now festival fans can avoid the crowds while still enjoying the films.

The Plaza Classic Film Festival is looked forward to every year by thousands of film buffs of all ages. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made many people reluctant to attend large gatherings of people. A fact which the Plaza Film Festival organizers first addressed by arranging "drive-in movie" showings. Now they are following those up with online showings of classic films and documentaries.

According to the El Paso Herald-Post, the online series goes like this:

The Plaza Classic Film Festival Online opens with the iconic 1980 documentary The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter at 1 p.m. August 5, and concludes at 2 p.m. August 9 with Amadeus, preceded by a Zoom Q&A with Abraham, who won the Academy Award for his performance.


You can see the full Plaza Film Festival schedule here. The actor "Abraham" mentioned in the quote above is F. Murray Abraham , an award-winning actor who was raised in El Paso. The film festival's "virtual" series will feature seven documentaries including  Witness at Tornillo which is the story of the attempted shutdown of a migrant children's camp in Tornillo. (Tickets)

It's synopsis at IMDb reads:

One man from Brooklyn sits alone in the West Texas desert, feeling morally compelled to witness the horrors of family separation and child detention on the southern border. His goal is to shut down an American internment camp.

The series only runs through August 9th so, log on or "drive in" soon to make the most of it. For more info, click here.

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