The 30th Frameline film festival is under way. It can exist, and be such a big production, thanks to the contributions of the Frameline members and to the major sponsors. In addition, each screening has its own sponsor. The movie I saw today was sponsored by … Canada!
This is not an isolated act of kindness. The Frameline programmer who introduced the movie said that, over time, the Canadian government has contributed more than the US federal government to the festival.
I have two things to say: (1) foreign aid to needy countries is very noble; (2) I blame the electoral college.