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Award Winning real-life thriller CITIZENFOUR

Posted by anna_feder April 16, 2015 Comments are off 207 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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Cannes Queer Palm Winner PRIDE with discussion

Posted by anna_feder April 7, 2015 Comments are off 193 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 221 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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Boston Premiere: Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey with filmmaker and Vermin Supreme

Posted by anna_feder March 17, 2015 Comments are off 458 views

Stephen Onderick, 100 minutes, US, 2014 Vermin Supreme is no ordinary presidential candidate. Promising a free pony for every American, a fully funded time travel research program, and unprecedented zombie preparedness initiatives for a new American Republic, he truly is the people’s candidate and the friendly fascist par excellence. Who Is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider […]

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Joystick Warriors and panel discussion on game culture

Posted by anna_feder March 3, 2015 Comments are off 219 views

A Media Education Foundation Production. Roger Sorkin, 56 min, USA, 2013 For years, there’s been widespread speculation about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, […]

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Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till with lead actor

Posted by anna_feder February 24, 2015 Comments are off 160 views

Days after stepping off the train, 14-year old Emmett Till from Chicago goes missing in Money, Mississippi. Later, the boy’s mutilated body is found in a river. William Bradford Huie of Look magazine interviews the people of Money to get at the root of what happened. The two men acquitted for the boy’s murder, Roy […]

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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 467 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 286 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 543 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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‘Omar’: Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted by emily_grossberg October 21, 2014 Comments are off 380 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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