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September 2014

Balagan Presents ‘Outré Montréal’

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Total running time: 56 minutes Montreal continues to be a source of innovative experimental cinema that is rooted in hands-on, formally adventurous production — thanks, in part, to the exuberant activities of the Double Negative filmmakers’ collective. Co-presented with Balagan Films, this program highlights a number of works from DN members and their friends completed in the last several years. In this contentious time for cinema, the Balagan film series carves a niche for the offbeat within Boston’s rich cultural…

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Boston Creative Pro Users Group

September 23 @ 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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Cycles and Voids: Artist Talk and Screening with Evan Meaney

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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A short lecture on the computational value of zero as it applies to art-making and communication, followed by a screening of Meaney’s recent work /a_ceibas_cycle.zip. Evan Meaney is an assistant professor of new media and gaming at the University of South Carolina. His work concerns ghosts, glitches, and the computationally undead. He has been an artist in residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts, a founding member of GLI.TC/H, and a contributor to the Atlantic.

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‘Documented’: A Pulitzer Prize-Winner’s Shocking Journey

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Part of Latin American Heritage Month Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Raffaela Lupo, 89 minutes, USA, 2013. In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. ‘Documented’ chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. Check out the trailer:

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October 2014

‘Angkor’s Children’ and Discussion with VMA Director and Special Guests

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Discussion with the director (VMA professor) and special guests will follow. Lauren Shaw, 66 minutes, Cambodia, 2014. A film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. A singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and former garment workers, grassroots, protest band; these are Angkor’s Children. They are members of the generation after the Khmer Rouge regime that tragically killed 90% of artists and intellectuals. Sreypov, Phunam, and Messenger Band have stepped out…

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‘Kill Your Darlings’ Screening and Discussion with Producer Christine Vachon

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Discussion with producer Christine Vachon will follow. John Krokidas, 104 minutes, USA, 2013. In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation.…

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‘Princess Bride’ Actress Becomes Immortalized in ‘The Congress’

October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Robin Wright stars as an aging actress takes her last role in Hollywood that will digitize her and allow Hollywood to use her alias for years to come. Also starring John Hamm, Danny Huston and Harvey Keitel

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Conversations with BOSCPUG

October 14 @ 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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Special Event: Animation Show of Shows and Discussion with Curator Ron Diamond

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Special event: Animation Show of Shows Discussion with curator Ron Diamond will follow The Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of the year’s best animated short films, curated and presented by Acme Filmworks founder, Ron Diamond. It began in 1998 with the aim of showing the most original, funny, intelligent short animated films from all over the world and presenting them at the major animation studios in order to inspire their animators and directors.

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‘The Dog’ Sponsored by Boston LBGT Film Festival and Discussion with Directors

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Sponsored by the Boston LGBT Film Festival Discussion with the directors will follow. Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, 100 minutes, USA, 2013. A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Check out the trailer:

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‘Omar’: Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street, Boston, 02116
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Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival Hany Abu-Assad, 96 minutes, Palestine, 2013. A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing. Check out the trailer:

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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’s 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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Riveting Discoveries in ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Screening

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. 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 are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with…

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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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