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March 2015

Boston Premiere: Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey with filmmaker and Vermin Supreme

March 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Stephen Onderick, 100 minutes, US, 2014 Vermin Supreme is no ordinary presidential candidate. Promising a free pony for every American, a fully funded time travel research program, and unprecedented zombie preparedness initiatives for a new American Republic, he truly is the people’s candidate and the friendly fascist par excellence. Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey follows Vermin Supreme’s raucous 2012 campaign from the Rainbow Gathering in the the Cherokee National Forest to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to…

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Boston Creative Pro Users Group March Meeting

March 19 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) for another conversation on the process of filmmaking! 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. For updated schedule, visit: http://boscpug.org/next-meeting/

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15th Annual Emerson Film Festival

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Come join us in the Bright Family Screening Room for the 15th annual Emerson Film Festival. An afterparty will follow at Salvatore’s restaurant (545 Washington Street). Program one: ANTI-GRAVITY 56 minutes 6pm Le Cygne (Jon Denton) – An abstract short film exploring the preservation of light, motion, and memory. Easy (Saoli Nash and Elliot Barnes) – A naive boy finds himself in an unfortunate situation on the street. How To Make a Nightmare (Noah Aust) – Where do nightmares come…

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Orphan Morphin: Creative Plundering of the Archive with Craig Baldwin

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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San Francisco filmmaker, curator, and archivist Craig Baldwin will be presenting a feature-length program of both old and new work, consummating in an expanded cinema performance. Mr. Baldwin will introduce sizeable excerpts from more than three titles in his filmography, in order to generate – in a sort of ‘Artist Talk’ mode – an argument about the possible uses of archival footage. The arc will proceed from collage to collage-essay to collage-narrative, demonstrated by sections from his early, middle, and…

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On Battling Madness: ROCKS IN MY POCKETS with animator Signe Baumane

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Signe Baumane, 88minutes, USA/Latvia, 2014 In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, nature, business, and Eastern European upheaval—all in the fight for her own sanity. Employing a unique, beautifully textured combination of papier-mâché stop-motion and classic hand-drawn…

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Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Michel Gondry, 88minutes, France, 2013 From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The…

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April 2015

It’s All True Documentary Showcase with Peter Davis

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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The purpose of It’s All True is to showcase student documentary work and to encourage interest in documentary production at Emerson College. In addition to the festival screenings, the host/presenter is a leading documentary filmmaker (previous guests include Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple and Jennifer Fox) who also visits documentary classes and meets with student filmmakers. This years guest is Peter Davis. An award winning documentarian, Davis’ 1971 film for CBS News, The Selling of the Pentagon, an investigation of U.S.…

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Cannes Queer Palm Winner PRIDE

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Matthew Warchus, 120minutes, UK, 2014 Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups…

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Historical war time thriller: IMITATION GAME

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Morten Tyldum, 114minutes, USA, 2014 During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess…

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Offbeat musical comedy FRANK

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Frank is an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Michael Fassbender), a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head, and his terrifying bandmate Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal). It is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the persona of cult musician and comedy legend Chris Sievey, as well as other outsider musicians…

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Award Winning real-life thriller CITIZENFOUR

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Citizenfour is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). The film places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will…

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STUMPED with director and “sit down” comedy by Will Lautzenheiser

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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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. Comedy set from Will Lautzenheiser and Q&A w/ Will and the director to follow.

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Boston Creative Pro Users Group April meeting

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02145 United States
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Join the Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) for another conversation on the process of filmmaking! 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. For updated schedule, visit: http://boscpug.org/next-meeting/

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