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‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Screening and Discussion with Camilo Ramirez

Posted by emily_grossberg November 11, 2014 Comments are off 92 views

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 83 minutes, USA, 2013. Followed by discussion with VMA faculty member, Camilo Ramirez. Who is Vivian Maier? Now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Since buying her work by […]

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Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Posted by emily_grossberg November 4, 2014 Comments are off 106 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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Special Screening of ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

Posted by emily_grossberg October 30, 2014 Comments are off 319 views

Jim Jarmusch, 123 minutes, UK, 2013. Only Lovers Left Alive tells the tale of two fragile and sensitive vampires, Adam (Tom Hiddleston) and Eve (Tilda Swinton), who have been lovers for centuries. Both are cultured intellectuals with an all-embracing passion for music, literature and science, who have evolved to a level where they no longer […]

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Take Part in Queer Awareness Month with ‘Alone with People’

Posted by emily_grossberg October 23, 2014 Comments are off 280 views

Part of Queer Awareness Month Drew Van Steenbergen, 30 minutes, USA, 2014 Emerson alum Quinn Marcus stars in this short LGBT film. Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this coming-of-age, coming-of-gay story.

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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 243 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 399 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 […]

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Best Documentary Oscar Nominee ‘The Act of Killing’

Posted by emily_grossberg September 16, 2014 Comments are off 232 views

Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 minutes, Denmark, 2012. Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings […]

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American Arab: Followed by Skype Discussion with Director Usama Alshaibi

Posted by emily_grossberg September 11, 2014 Comments are off 350 views

Discussion with director via Skype will follow. Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston Usama Alshaibi, 60 minutes, USA, 2013. Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life’s journey and “coming-of-Arab” experiences into […]

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What is Cinema? With Discussion Hosted by VMA Faculty

Posted by emily_grossberg September 9, 2014 Comments are off 137 views

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s documentary What is Cinema? tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews. What is Cinema? not only asks a poignant question, but chronicles the best of filmmaking today and proposes where cinema will go, and should go, in the future.

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HER

Posted by amy_depaola April 22, 2014 Comments are off 191 views

HER directed by Spike Jonze Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, “Her” follows Theodore Twombly, a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an […]

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