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Riveting Discoveries in ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Screening

Posted by emily_grossberg November 11, 2014 Comments are off 34 views

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 […]

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Screening of ‘Stumped’ Followed by Q&A with Will Luatzenheiser

Posted by emily_grossberg November 6, 2014 Comments are off 29 views

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 […]

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‘Kisses to the Children’ Followed by Discussion with Director and More

Posted by emily_grossberg October 28, 2014 Comments are off 31 views

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 […]

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Take Part in Queer Awareness Month with ‘Alone with People’

Posted by emily_grossberg October 23, 2014 Comments are off 37 views

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

Posted by emily_grossberg October 16, 2014 Comments are off 43 views

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 […]

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

Posted by emily_grossberg October 2, 2014 Comments are off 68 views

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 […]

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

Posted by emily_grossberg September 30, 2014 Comments are off 42 views

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 […]

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Boston Creative Pro Users Group

Posted by emily_grossberg September 23, 2014 Comments are off 69 views

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 […]

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Best Documentary Oscar Nominee ‘The Act of Killing’

Posted by emily_grossberg September 16, 2014 Comments are off 173 views

Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 minutes, Denmark, 2012. Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings […]

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American Arab: Followed by Skype Discussion with Director Usama Alshaibi

Posted by emily_grossberg September 11, 2014 Comments are off 277 views

Discussion with director via Skype will follow. Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston Usama Alshaibi, 60 minutes, USA, 2013. Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life’s journey and “coming-of-Arab” experiences into […]

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