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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01:  Comedian Russell Brand joins residents and supporters from the New Era housing estate in East London as they demonstrate against US investment company Westbrook’s plans to evict 93 families on December 1, 2014 in London, England. The protestors have taken their demonstration to Westbrooks Headquarters in Mayfair and plan to present a petition to the Prime Minister. WestBrook’s are said to be planning to evict the tenants, refurbish the estate and re-let the flats at full market value. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Brand: A Second Coming with discussion led by Prof Martie Cook

Posted by anna_feder December 3, 2015 Comments are off 140 views

Directed by Ondi Timoner, documentary, UK, 105 minutes, 2015, DCP. Follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realize that our culture feeds us bad ideas and empty idols. Through his stand up, Brand explores his own true icons – Gandhi, Che […]


Coureurs des toits (Roof Runners) with filmmaker Helgi Piccinin

Posted by anna_feder November 12, 2015 Comments are off 412 views

Directed by Helgi Piccinin, documentary, Canada, 40 minutes, 2015, DCP. From December to March, Félix, Julien, Éric and Charles and the rest of the gang are the L’Escouade des neiges (The snow squad). For the past ten years, every winter, they perc on the steep roofs of the old town of Quebec City. These spider […]


Wholly Communion (1965) on 35mm with poetry reading by Janaka Stucky

Posted by anna_feder November 10, 2015 Comments are off 209 views

50th anniversary screening and poetry reading by alum Janaka Stucky. Directed by Peter Whitehead, documentary, UK, 33 min, 1965, 35mm. A short film documenting what was referred to as “The International Poetry Incarnation”. It was billed as Great Britain’s first full-scale “happening”, with the world’s leading Beat poets together under one roof at the Royal […]


The Boston Palestine Film Festival presents This is My Land with director Tamara Erde

Posted by anna_feder October 20, 2015 Comments are off 269 views

Directed by Tamara Erde, documentary, Israel/Palestine, 94 minutes, 2014, blu-ray How do the Palestinian and Israeli (Arab and Jewish) education systems teach the history of their nations? The film follows several Israeli and Palestinian teachers over one academic year. Through observing their exchanges and confrontations with students, debates with the ministries curriculum and its restrictions, […]

Amy Winehouse performs at the Highline Ballroom.

Amy with faculty led discussion

Posted by anna_feder October 13, 2015 Comments are off 369 views

Directed by Asif Kapadia, documentary, UK, 128 minutes, 2015, blu-ray. A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty […]


Boston Globe Documentary Festival and Hubweek present Stink! with director Jon Whelan

Posted by anna_feder October 8, 2015 Comments are off 796 views

Directed by Jon J Whelan, documentary, US, 91 minutes, 2015, DCP. STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, […]


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry with discussion led by members of Our Bodies, Ourselves

Posted by anna_feder October 6, 2015 Comments are off 369 views

Directed by Mary Dore, documentary, US, 92 min, 2014, DCP. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. SHE’S BEAUTIFUL takes us from the founding of NOW, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more […]


Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Posted by anna_feder October 1, 2015 Comments are off 238 views

Directed by Brett Morgen, documentary, USA, 145 minutes, 2015, DCP. KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK explores the indelible record of a life lived on the fine edge between madness and genius, painting a searing and unforgettable portrait of the iconic musician as it mirrors his quicksilver mind. Using Cobain’s own words and images, this intimate […]


DER presents: Mystic Mass with director Karim Haroun

Posted by anna_feder September 24, 2015 Comments are off 240 views

Directed by Karim B Haroun, documentary, Canada, 70 min, 2014, DCP. Every year, thousands of Shia gather in the town of Nabatiyyeh, Lebanon, to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, killed in battle 1,434 years ago. They take part in very long processions, self- flagellation and self-mutilation, and reenact the martyrdom of Imam Hussein with […]


The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen with director Jennifer Abod

Posted by anna_feder September 22, 2015 Comments are off 262 views

Director Jennifer Abod, documentary, US, 84 min, 2014, blu-ray. For six decades Angela Bowen, classical dancer and teacher, black lesbian feminist activist, and professor has influenced and inspired untold numbers speaking out as strongly for the Arts, Black and Women’s Rights as she has for Lesbian and Gay Rights. The film depicts Bowen’s life across […]

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