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The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen with director Jennifer Abod

Posted by anna_feder September 22, 2015 Comments are off 1 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 […]

mila's journey

Mila’s Journey with subject Mila Jansen

Posted by anna_feder September 17, 2015 Comments are off 1 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 […]

Don't Tell Anyone

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

Posted by anna_feder September 15, 2015 Comments are off 1 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 1498 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 292 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 […]


On Battling Madness: ROCKS IN MY POCKETS with animator Signe Baumane

Posted by anna_feder March 26, 2015 Comments are off 469 views

Signe Baumane, 88minutes, USA/Latvia, 2014 In the new animated gem Rocks in My Pockets, Latvian-born artist and filmmaker Signe Baumane tells five fantastical tales based on the courageous women in her family and their battles with madness. With boundless imagination and a twisted sense of humor, she has created daring stories of art, romance, marriage, […]


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

Posted by anna_feder February 17, 2015 Comments are off 518 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 […]


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

Posted by anna_feder February 3, 2015 Comments are off 338 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 […]


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

Posted by anna_feder January 29, 2015 Comments are off 299 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) […]


Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Posted by emily_grossberg November 4, 2014 Comments are off 447 views

Discussion with director (VMA professor) will follow. Despertar, 15 minutes, Mexico, 2011. Rosa, a domestic worker in Mexico City, is at a crossroads in her relationship, her job and her life. Hermanas, 14 minutes, Mexico, 2013. Two sisters have been evicted from their home. Older sister Lupe takes responsibility for the move while younger sister, […]

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