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September 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road (rated “F” for feminist)

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Directed by George Miller, narrative (sci-fi/action), US, 120 min, 2015, DCP. An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max, a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of…

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BOSCPUG meet-up focus on special effects of MAD MAX

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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The Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) is a story driven, globally connected community of ready-to-collaborate digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals focusing on the craft of Digital Storytelling and related tools for digital cinema and distribution. BOSCPUG regularly brings top industry filmmakers and creatives to Boston to share and discuss their latest work and their workflows. For details and to RSVP please see the BOSCPUG website.

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No le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone) with activist Angy Rivera

September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Directed by Mikaela Shwer, documentary, USA, 71 minutes, 2015, blu-ray. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24 year-old Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to share her parallel journey of being undocumented and sexually abused, an ordeal all too common in her community. Discussion with director Mikaela Shwr and activist…

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Mila’s Journey with subject Mila Jansen

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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co-sponsored by the Boston Freedom Rally Directed by Annie Perkins and Rinku Kalsy, documentary, Netherlands, 70 min, 2011, blu-ray. What do you do when the man you love lies dying of cancer and hands you a suitcase containing reels of undeveloped 8mm film? It’s footage of an amazing trek made in 1976, high up in the Himalayas, which turned out to be a life-changing journey with irrevocable consequences. “Mila’s Journey” follows Mila & her decision to return to India after…

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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen with director Jennifer Abod

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Directors Jennifer Abod and Mary Duprey, documentary, US, 84 min, 2014, blu-ray. For six decades Angela Bowen, classical dancer and teacher, black lesbian feminist activist, and professor has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the Arts, Black and Women’s Rights as she has for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The film depicts Bowen’s life across the decades, from the early fifties, with historic footage, photographs and interviews including her dance mentor, dance partner, former husband, partner, children,…

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Mystic Mass with director Karim Haroun

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Directed by Karim B Haroun, documentary, Canada, 70 min, 2014, DCP. Every year, thousands of Shia gather in the town of Nabatiyyeh, Lebanon, to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, killed in battle 1,434 years ago. They take part in very long processions, self- flagellation and self-mutilation, and reenact the martyrdom of Imam Hussein with their own blood and flesh. MYSTIC MASS documents the ceremony, and provides an exhaustive description of how the mass forms, how it reaches the highest…

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