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Mystic Mass with director Karim Haroun

Posted by anna_feder September 24, 2015 Comments are off 5 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 5 views

Directors Jennifer Abod and Mary Duprey, 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 […]

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Mila’s Journey with subject Mila Jansen

Posted by anna_feder September 17, 2015 Comments are off 5 views

co-sponsored by the Boston Freedom Rally Directed by Annie Perkins and Rinku Kalsy, documentary, Netherlands, 70 min, 2011, blu-ray. What do you do when the man you love lies dying of cancer and hands you a suitcase containing reels of undeveloped 8mm film? It’s footage of an amazing trek made in 1976, high up in […]

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No le Digas a Nadie (Don’t Tell Anyone) with activist Angy Rivera

Posted by anna_feder September 15, 2015 Comments are off 5 views

Directed by Mikaela Shwer, documentary, USA, 71 minutes, 2015, blu-ray. Don’t Tell Anyone (No Le Digas a Nadie) is a film about courage, facing insurmountable obstacles and the determination to fight for justice. In an environment where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, 24 year-old Angy Rivera steps out of the shadows to […]


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

Posted by anna_feder April 21, 2015 Comments are off 1501 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 293 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 337 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 275 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 139 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 294 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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