Cinema and Politics: Keanu Reeves Supports Cinema America against Right Organization

Keanu Reeves has issued his support of the Italian cinema collective, Cinema America, after it was attacked by a right organization.

Reeves joins a number of film leaders in signing a statement issued from Cinema America, which condemns the violence directed at the film collective. The organization first released the statement Thursday on its Facebook page when four people were attacked after its showing of Paul Schrader’s First Reformed.

According to the Guardian, the statement in Italian says: “It is unacceptable that there is still someone that thinks they can impose their view through the use of violence … We can’t accept a wound of this kind, inflicted not only to the world of art and cinema but to the whole world.”

Directors Francis Ford Coppola, Alfonso Cuarón, Spike Lee, Guillermo del Toro, and Stephen Frears have also signed the letter, in addition to actors Willem Dafoe Jeremy Irons, Debra Winger, Richard Gere and John Malkovich.