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

Posted by anna_feder April 21, 2015 Comments are off 1450 views

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 […]


Award Winning real-life thriller CITIZENFOUR

Posted by anna_feder April 16, 2015 Comments are off 240 views

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 […]


Special Screening: New Kirby Dick doc, The Hunting Ground

Posted by anna_feder April 15, 2015 Comments are off 294 views

From the Academy Award–nominated filmmaking team behind The Invisible War comes a startling expose of sexual assault on U.S. college and university campuses, institutional cover-ups, and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. The Hunting Ground promotes a much-needed conversation on rape culture and rape prevention on college campuses around the country. After […]

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It’s All True Documentary Showcase with Peter Davis

Posted by anna_feder April 2, 2015 Comments are off 251 views

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. […]


Special Screening: Hearts and Minds with Peter Davis

Posted by anna_feder April 1, 2015 Comments are off 125 views

Many times during his presidency, Lyndon B. Johnson said that ultimate victory in the Vietnam War depended upon the U.S. military winning the “hearts and minds” of the Vietnamese people. Filmmaker Peter Davis uses Johnson’s phrase in an ironic context in this anti-war documentary, filmed and released while the Vietnam War was still under way, […]


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

Posted by anna_feder March 31, 2015 Comments are off 275 views

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 […]


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

Posted by anna_feder March 17, 2015 Comments are off 510 views

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 […]


Joystick Warriors and panel discussion on game culture

Posted by anna_feder March 3, 2015 Comments are off 241 views

A Media Education Foundation Production. Roger Sorkin, 56 min, USA, 2013 For years, there’s been widespread speculation about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, […]


RESCHEDULED: On Kubrik, the Shining and Obsession ROOM 237

Posted by anna_feder February 26, 2015 Comments are off 427 views

This screening has been rescheduled from February 10th due to the snow related closure of the college. Rodney Ascher, Total running time: 102 minutes, USA 2012 Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far ranging as Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. In LA filmmaker Rodney Ascher’s Room 237, we hear from […]


Area premiere: THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE with filmmaker and True Colors troop

Posted by anna_feder February 17, 2015 Comments are off 497 views

What happens when LGBTQ youth of color band together and dare to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves? The cast of True Colors OUT Youth Theater transforms their struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories […]

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