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An Open Secret 2

An Open Secret with producer Matt Valentinas

Posted by anna_feder March 24, 2016 Comments are off 65 views

Directed by Amy J. Berg, documentary, 99 minutes ,USA, 2015. An Open Secret is about 5 child actors whose lives were turned upside down by multiple predators & convicted sex offenders. The film looks at the lives of these children betrayed and abandoned by a system that essentially funnels them towards sexual predators without any […]

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Rebel with producer/director and VMA faculty Maria Agui Carter

Posted by anna_feder March 22, 2016 Comments are off 69 views

Directed by Maria Agui Carter,documentary, 75 minutes, USA, 2013 Loreta Janeta Velazquez was a 19th century woman of many disguises. Havana-born and New Orleans-raised, she was a rebel from the start, a precocious Cuban tomboy who idolized Joan of Arc. One of the 1000 women who fought in the Civil War, she altered her sex, […]

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - 2015 FILM STILL - Pictured: Kristen Wiig as Charlotte Goetze, Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze and Alexander Skarsgard as Monroe - Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Classics

The Diary of a Teenage Girl with producer Anne Carey

Posted by anna_feder February 11, 2016 Comments are off 175 views

Directed by Marielle Heller, narrative (drama), 102 minutes, USA, 2014. Like most teenage girls, Minnie Goetze is longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose in the world. Minnie begins a complex love affair with her mother’s boyfriend, “the handsomest man in the world,” Monroe. What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account […]

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The Wolfpack with members of the Angulo family

Posted by anna_feder February 9, 2016 Comments are off 310 views

Co -sponsored by the UMass Boston film series Directed by Crystal Moselle, documentary, 90 minutes, USA, 2015. The Wolfpack is a coming of age story following the six Angulo brothers who have spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. All they know of the […]

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 369 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 […]

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I Believe in Unicorns with director Leah Meyerhoff

Posted by anna_feder November 3, 2015 Comments are off 494 views

Directed by Leah Meyerhoff, narrative (drama), USA, 80 minutes, 2014, DCP. Davina is an imaginative and strong-willed teenage girl who often escapes into a beautifully twisted fantasy life. Having grown up quickly as the sole caretaker of her disabled mother, she looks for salvation in a new relationship with an older boy. Davina is swept […]

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

Posted by anna_feder October 20, 2015 Comments are off 310 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, […]

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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 473 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 […]

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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen with director Jennifer Abod

Posted by anna_feder September 22, 2015 Comments are off 326 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 […]

Don't Tell Anyone

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

Posted by anna_feder September 15, 2015 Comments are off 476 views

Directed by Mikaela Shwer, documentary, USA, 71 minutes, 2015, blu-ray. In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of Dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. Hers is the quintessential American success story: Angy is […]

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