[Video]: The State of Cinema 2014

‘Given all the suffering in the world… what is art for? If the collected works of Shakespeare can’t prevent genocide, shouldn’t we be spending the time and resources alleviating this suffering instead of going to the movies and plays and art installations and plays?…

‘Art is inevitable. We are a species driven by narrative… we need to tell stories to pass on information and to try and make sense out of all this chaos…’

Steven Soderbergh’s State of Cinema Address at the San Francisco International Film Festival, in which he grapples with the massive problems of our age, and cinema’s role as a lens to view these issues in a public consciousness.

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