I’ve been generously invited to attend and cover the ninth annual Amazonas Film Festival, so I’m in the air early tomorrow morning, en route to Miami and then Manaus, Brazil. Interesting times await, it seems certain. Marcelo Galvao’s Colegas (Buddies) kicks off the festival on Saturday evening, and an international but understandably locally flavored slate ensues, with a hearty selection of what should be some interesting short films. Among other attendees, I’ll be catching up with Compliance director Craig Zobel. When last we crossed paths, the Chick-Fil-A flame-up of the ongoing culture war was in full effect. Now it looks like we’ll be having an Amazon Election Watch Party together.