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Arlin is originally from Chicago, IL and currently resides in Oakland, CA. Receiving his BA in Film Studies in 2010, he is a failed rapper who works in film distribution. Among his non-cinematic interests are biking, playing basketball, record collecting, and breakfast cereal. He is still processing the new season of Twin Peaks and hopes one day that the world recognizes the many values of the Siesta system.

WHOSE STREETS?: Reclaiming The Narrative

Whose Streets? is a black story told by black voices, presenting a perspective that has remained elided in mainstream debate over black bodies and

"Putting Human Life Above Political Rhetoric" - Interview With WHOSE STREETS? Directors Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis

We spoke with Whose Streets' Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis about systemic racism in law enforcement and telling the human story of the Ferguson

NIGHT SCHOOL: A Documentary That Succeeds Despite Itself

Andrew Cohn's documentary Night School tells a largely positive story about American poverty, but depends too much on its captivating subjects.

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL: The Film That Will Make You Empathize With A Bank

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail focuses on a bank who could be scapegoated for the crisis without decimating the U.S. financial system.

"The Bravest Thing That Subjects Do Is Letting Us Into Their Lives" Interview With Steve James, Director of ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

We spoke with legendary documentarian Steve James about his new film, Abacus: Small Enough To Jail, about the economic crisis & finding truth.

Interview With San Francisco International Film Festival Programmer Rod Armstrong

Film Inquiry writer Arlin Golden had a chance to talk with Rod Armstrong, a programmer of the San Francisco International Film Festival.

I CALLED HIM MORGAN: A Riveting Treatment of an American Music Legend

I Called Him Morgan is a riveting look at jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, examining his life, his music, and his impact on those who


A documentary about the famous murder case, Casting JonBenet combines interviews with reenacted footage in an unconventionally effective way.

San Francisco International Film Festival Week 2 Roundup

For week two of the San Francisco International Film Fest, our writer Arlin Golden documented the films he was able to see and experience.

San Francisco International Film Festival Week 1 Round-Up

Arlin Golden attended the San Francisco International Film Festival and discusses the documentaries he's seen, Nobody Speak, The Force and more.