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October 2014

Take Part in Queer Awareness Month with ‘Alone with People’

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Part of Queer Awareness Month Drew Van Steenbergen, 30 minutes, USA, 2014 Emerson alum Quinn Marcus stars in this short LGBT film. Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this coming-of-age, coming-of-gay story.

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‘Kisses to the Children’ Followed by Discussion with Director and More

October 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Discussion with the director and special guests will follow. Sponsored by the Writing Literature and Publishing Department and The Onassis Foundation Vassilis Loules, 115 minutes, Greece, 2012. Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five “Hidden Children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Stories of terror, anguish and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the…

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Special Screening of ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Jim Jarmusch, 123 minutes, UK, 2013. Only Lovers Left Alive tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness. Driven by sensual photography, trance-like music, and droll humor, Only Lovers Left Alive is a meditation…

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November 2014

Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Discussion with director (VMA professor) will follow. Despertar, 15 minutes, Mexico, 2011. Rosa, a domestic worker in Mexico City, is at a crossroads in her relationship, her job and her life. Hermanas, 14 minutes, Mexico, 2013. Two sisters have been evicted from their home. Older sister Lupe takes responsibility for the move while younger sister, Luz is under the spell of her boyfriend. Buena Fe, 16 minutes, Argentina, 2014. A couple‚Äôs relationship is falling apart after the death of their…

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Screening of ‘Stumped’ Followed by Q&A with Will Luatzenheiser

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Comedy set from Will Lautzenheiser and Q&A w/ Will and the director to follow. Sponsored by the ReelAbilities Film Festival Robin Berghaus, 10 minutes, USA, 2014. Stumped is a documentary about the survival and physical rehabilitation of a filmmaker who suddenly finds himself a quadruple amputee. It highlights the trials and triumphs of adapting to a world he never could have imagined, including his first stand-up comedy performance.

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‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Screening and Discussion with Camilo Ramirez

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 83 minutes, USA, 2013. Followed by discussion with VMA faculty member, Camilo Ramirez. Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier’s strange and riveting life and art…

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Silversonic Celebrates Emerson’s Music Video Makers with Special Showcase

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Silversonic is an annual showcase of music videos made by current Emerson students and alumni. It is a celebration of the combination of music and image as a unique art form worthy of exhibition in a cinema environment. There will be a reception following the screening with an opportunity for talk back with musicians and filmmakers.

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Discuss the Process of Filmmaking with BOSCPUG

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) for another conversation on the process of filmmaking! For updated schedule, visit: http://boscpug.org/next-meeting/ BOSCPUG is a story driven, globally connected network connecting filmmakers and media professionals featuring top industry creatives in conversation on their craft. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects. BOSCPUG. Be a Part of It.

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A Strange Illness Cultivates New Love in ‘Mood Indigo’

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Sponsored by the French Cultural Center Michel Goundry, 94 minutes, France, 2013. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol Partre, has a new American girlfriend, our lonely hero attends a friend’s party in hopes of falling in love himself. He soon meets Chloe and,…

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December 2014

Screening: ‘Lakshmi’ Film Fights Against Violence and Inspires Courage

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs and Violence Prevention and Response Nagesh Kukunoor, 115 minutes, India, 2014 Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she barely survives with the help of the other girls and her own will to never give in. Finally she is rescued in a police…

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Final Semester Discussion with BOSCPUG!

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) for another conversation on the process of filmmaking! For updated schedule, visit: http://boscpug.org/next-meeting/ BOSCPUG is a story driven, globally connected network connecting filmmakers and media professionals featuring top industry creatives in conversation on their craft. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects. BOSCPUG. Be a Part of It.

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