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It’s All True student documentary showcase

Posted by anna_feder April 6, 2016 Comments are off 129 views

Exceptional documentary films from undergraduate and graduate students will be screened on Wednesday April 6 and on Thursday April 7 our special guest, acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, will screen his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Nelson will be on hand for both evenings. Jonah Stands Up Filmmaker: Hannah Engelson (graduate) The […]

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An Open Secret with panel discussion including producer and Steph Trilling from BARCC

Posted by anna_feder March 24, 2016 Comments are off 259 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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BOSCPUG: Circus Without Borders with director Susan Gray, producer Linda Matchan and circus subjects

Posted by anna_feder March 23, 2016 Comments are off 191 views

A visually stunning story about two circus troupes in remote and challenged corners of the world — an Inuit circus in the Canadian Arctic beset by an epidemic of youth suicide, and an African circus in Guinea, ravaged by poverty. Both troupes use art and the power of dreams to transform themselves and their communities. […]

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Rebel with producer/director and VMA faculty Maria Agui Carter

Posted by anna_feder March 22, 2016 Comments are off 711 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, […]

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16th annual Emerson College Film Festival

Posted by anna_feder March 20, 2016 Comments are off 597 views

The 16th annual Emerson Film Festival, organized by the Visual and Media Arts Department, will be held Sunday, March 20, at 12:00 pm, in the Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center, where the students’ work will be judged in different categories. Winners will be chosen for the ELA Film Festival, which will be […]

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl with producer Anne Carey

Posted by anna_feder February 11, 2016 Comments are off 299 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 426 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 462 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 551 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 363 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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