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

Posted by anna_feder April 21, 2015 Comments are off 14 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 […]

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Award Winning real-life thriller CITIZENFOUR

Posted by anna_feder April 16, 2015 Comments are off 16 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 […]

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It’s All True Documentary Showcase with Peter Davis

Posted by anna_feder April 2, 2015 Comments are off 12 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. […]

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

Posted by anna_feder March 31, 2015 Comments are off 14 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 […]

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

Posted by anna_feder March 17, 2015 Comments are off 39 views

Stephen Onderick, 122 minutes, US, 2014 In the wake of Occupy Wall Street’s impacts on American culture, Who is Vermin Supreme? chronicles perennial satirical presidential candidate Vermin Supreme’s eclectic 2012 campaign and provides a startling glimpse into some of the strangest and most inspiring elements of America’s oft-ignored counterculture movements. With Jimmy McMillan of the […]

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JOYSTICK WARRIORS and panel discussion on game culture

Posted by anna_feder March 3, 2015 Comments are off 12 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, […]

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

Posted by anna_feder February 17, 2015 Comments are off 39 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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On Kubrik, the Shining and Obsession ROOM 237

Posted by anna_feder February 10, 2015 Comments are off 44 views

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 people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried […]

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SCHOOLING THE WORLD with discussion led by VMA prof. Claire Andrade Watkins

Posted by anna_feder February 3, 2015 Comments are off 50 views

Carol Black, 66 minutes, USA, 2010 If you wanted to change an ancient culture in a generation, how would you do it? You would change the way it educates its children. The U.S. Government knew this in the 19th century when it forced Native American children into government boarding schools. Today, volunteers build schools in […]

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Spring 2015 opening night: OUT OF PRINT and the future of cinema

Posted by anna_feder January 29, 2015 Comments are off 76 views

Julia Marchese, 86 min, USA, 2014. Out of Print is a documentary exploring the importance of revival cinema and 35mm exhibition – seen through the lens of the patrons of the New Beverly Cinema – a unique and independent revival cinema in Los Angeles. Screening with Clips from The Dying of the Light (Peter Flynn) […]

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