Emerson College
Loading Events
Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Upcoming Events

Events List Navigation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Wolfpack with members of the Angulo family

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
14WOLFPACKJP2-articleLarge

Co -sponsored by the UMass Boston film series Directed by Crystal Moselle, documentary, 90 minutes, USA, 2015. The Wolfpack is a coming of age story following the six Angulo brothers who have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All they know of the outside world is gleaned from the films they watch obsessively and recreate meticulously, using elaborate homemade props and costumes. For years this has served as…

Find out more »

The Diary of a Teenage Girl with producer Anne Carey

Thursday, February 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - 2015 FILM STILL - Pictured: Kristen Wiig as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe - Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

Directed by Marielle Heller, narrative (drama), 102 minutes, USA, 2014. Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl’s sexual and artistic awakening, without judgment. Discussion with producer Anne Carey to follow. Website Trailer

Find out more »

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: the Story of National Lampoon

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead

Directed by Douglas Tirola, documentary, 98 minutes, USA, 2015. Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant Dead tells the story of three Harvard graduates who created the National Lampoon. Featuring rare and never before seen footage, this movie chronicles The National Lampoon from its subversive and electrifying beginnings, to rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight, and beyond. Told though fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself, the film gives fans of the Lampoon…

Find out more »

BOSCPUG presents: 5-25-77 with director Patrick Read Johnson

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
5-25-77

Directed by Patrick Read Johnson, narrative (drama), 118 minutes, USA, 2015. Alienated, sci-fi obsessed teen filmmaker Pat Johnson must overcome his fear of leaving everything he knows and loves behind to chase his dream. Despite a head full of film knowledge and an imagination exploding with impossible cinematic dreams, Pat is doubtful that anyone from his hometown of Wadsworth, Illinois (pop. 750) could ever make a mark in Hollywood. As he approaches high school graduation, he grows more and more…

Find out more »

Auf Das Leben! with writer and VMA faculty Stephen Glantz

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Auf Das Leben

Directed by Uwe Janson, narrative (drama), 90 minutes, Germany, 2014 Auf Das Leben which translates into English as “to life”! and into Hebrew as L’Chaim!, the celebrated Jewish toast, is the unashamedly Harold and Maude-like story of two very unlikely individuals: the aging cabaret singer Ruth and the seriously ill young Jonas, who, despite their great age difference and their entirely opposite lifetime experiences, form an intense bond and give each other a reason and purpose to live. Discussion with…

Find out more »

The Look of Silence with discussion by prof. Jacqueline Romeo

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
The Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, documentary, 103 minutes, Denmark/Finland/Indonesia/Norway/UK, 2014. Through Oppenheimer’s footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother…

Find out more »
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Amazing Nina Simone with director Jeff Lieberman

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
The Amazing Nina Simone

Directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, documentary, 110 minutes, USA, 2015. Nina Simone was both loved and feared throughout the 1960s for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Today, Nina is more popular eleven years after her death than ever before. President Barack Obama listed ‘Sinnerman’ in his top 5 favorite songs, and whether re-mixed, re-sampled or in its pure form, Nina’s music continues to empower people around the world with its unrelenting appeal for justice. The Amazing Nina Simone reveals…

Find out more »

Academy Award nominated Room

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay star in "Room." (Ruth Hurl/Element Pictures)

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, narrative (drama), 117 minutes, Canada/Ireland, 2015 Room tells the extraordinary story of Jack, a spirited 5-year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma. Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical – they are trapped – confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has…

Find out more »

Tangerine with lead actress Mya Taylor

Thursday, March 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02145 United States
+ Google Map
Tangerine

Directed by Sean S. Baker, narrative (comedy/drama), 88 minutes, USA, 2015. It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles. Discussion with actress Mya Taylor to follow. Website…

Find out more »

Rebel with producer/director and VMA faculty Maria Agui Carter

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Rebel

Directed by Maria Agui Carter,documentary, 75 minutes, USA, 2013 Loreta Janeta Velazquez was a 19th century woman of many disguises. Havana-born and New Orleans-raised, she was a rebel from the start, a precocious Cuban tomboy who idolized Joan of Arc. One of the 1000 women who fought in the Civil War, she altered her sex, her ethnicity, and her identity in order to become a Confederate soldier (alias Lieutenant Harry Buford), to spy for the Confederacy then to become a…

Find out more »

An Open Secret with producer Matt Valentinas

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
An Open Secret 2

Directed by Amy J. Berg, documentary, 99 minutes ,USA, 2015. An Open Secret is about 5 child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators & convicted sex offenders. The film looks at the lives of these children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any oversight or regard for their safety. It documents not only these young peoples’ experiences, but also how some have emerged stronger for their speaking out.…

Find out more »

Cheatin’ with director/ animator Bill Plympton

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
cheatin

Directed by Bill Plympton, narrative (animation), 76 minutes, USA, 2013. In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance. But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate. With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine”, Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through the…

Find out more »

The Forbidden Room with director Guy Maddin

Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
The Forbidden Room

Directed by Guy Maddin, co-directed by Evan Johnson, narrative (drama, comedy, mystery), 130 minutes, USA, 2015. A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that’s been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew makes their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love. Discussion with director Guy Maddin…

Find out more »
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Boston LGBT film fest presents: Carol

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Carol

Screening as part of the Boston LGBT film Festival In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), is a clerk…

Find out more »

Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution with director Stanley Nelson

Thursday, April 7, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room,
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
+ Google Map
Black Panthers

Part of the It’s All True Documentary Showcase Directed by Stanley Nelson, documentary, 115 minutes, USA, 2015. Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. Master documentarian Stanley…

Find out more »
+ Export Listed Events