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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]