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

Posted by anna_feder April 21, 2015 Comments are off 463 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 […]

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Award Winning real-life thriller CITIZENFOUR

Posted by anna_feder April 16, 2015 Comments are off 77 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 […]

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

Posted by anna_feder March 26, 2015 Comments are off 324 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, […]

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

Posted by anna_feder February 17, 2015 Comments are off 399 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 […]

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

Posted by anna_feder February 3, 2015 Comments are off 227 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 […]

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

Posted by anna_feder January 29, 2015 Comments are off 224 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) […]

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Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Posted by emily_grossberg November 4, 2014 Comments are off 346 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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‘The Dog’ Sponsored by Boston LBGT Film Festival and Discussion with Directors

Posted by emily_grossberg October 16, 2014 Comments are off 411 views

Sponsored by the Boston LGBT Film Festival Discussion with the directors will follow. Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, 100 minutes, USA, 2013. A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Check out […]

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‘Angkor’s Children’ and Discussion with VMA Director and Special Guests

Posted by emily_grossberg October 2, 2014 Comments are off 613 views

Discussion with the director (VMA professor) and special guests will follow. Lauren Shaw, 66 minutes, Cambodia, 2014. A film about Cambodia’s cultural and artistic renaissance told through the voices of three young Cambodian women. A singer of Buddhist poetry, a circus artist, and former garment workers, grassroots, protest band; these are Angkor’s Children. They are […]

Fambul Tok (Family Talk) with producer Libby Hoffman and professor Gillian Goslinga

Fambul Tok (Family Talk) with producer Libby Hoffman and professor Gillian Goslinga

Posted by anna_feder October 24, 2013 Comments are off 322 views

A Documentary Film About the Power of Forgiveness Victims and perpetrators of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war come together for the first time in an unprecedented program of tradition-based truth-telling and forgiveness ceremonies. Through reviving their ancient practice of fambul tok (family talk), Sierra Leoneans are building sustainable peace at the grass-roots level – succeeding […]

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