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Historical war time thriller: IMITATION GAME

Posted by anna_feder April 9, 2015 Comments are off 191 views

Morten Tyldum, 114minutes, USA, 2014 During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense […]

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Cannes Queer Palm Winner PRIDE with discussion

Posted by anna_feder April 7, 2015 Comments are off 170 views

Matthew Warchus, 120minutes, UK, 2014 Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the […]

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It’s All True Documentary Showcase with Peter Davis

Posted by anna_feder April 2, 2015 Comments are off 191 views

The purpose of It’s All True is to showcase student documentary work and to encourage interest in documentary production at Emerson College. In addition to the festival screenings, the host/presenter is a leading documentary filmmaker (previous guests include Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple and Jennifer Fox) who also visits documentary classes and meets with student filmmakers. […]

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

Posted by anna_feder February 3, 2015 Comments are off 258 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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Screening: ‘Lakshmi’ Film Fights Against Violence and Inspires Courage

Posted by emily_grossberg December 2, 2014 Comments are off 506 views

Sponsored by the Office of International Student Affairs and Violence Prevention and Response Nagesh Kukunoor, 115 minutes, India, 2014 Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13-year-old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten […]

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A Strange Illness Cultivates New Love in ‘Mood Indigo’

Posted by emily_grossberg November 20, 2014 Comments are off 338 views

Sponsored by the French Cultural Center Michel Goundry, 94 minutes, France, 2013. Set in a charmingly surreal Paris, wealthy bachelor Colin spends his time developing his pianocktail (a cocktail-making piano) and devouring otherworldly dishes prepared by his trusty chef Nicolas. When Colin learns that his best friend Chick, a fellow acolyte of the philosopher Jean-Sol […]

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Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Posted by emily_grossberg November 4, 2014 Comments are off 376 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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‘Kisses to the Children’ Followed by Discussion with Director and More

Posted by emily_grossberg October 28, 2014 Comments are off 481 views

Discussion with the director and special guests will follow. Sponsored by the Writing Literature and Publishing Department and The Onassis Foundation Vassilis Loules, 115 minutes, Greece, 2012. Five Greek-Jewish children who were saved by Christian families during the German Occupation, five “Hidden Children” who lived in total silence, tell their stories. Stories of terror, anguish […]

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‘Omar’: Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted by emily_grossberg October 21, 2014 Comments are off 359 views

Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival Hany Abu-Assad, 96 minutes, Palestine, 2013. A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing. Check out the trailer:

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