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Screening: ‘Lakshmi’ Film Fights Against Violence and Inspires Courage

Posted by emily_grossberg December 2, 2014 Comments are off 28 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 28 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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Riveting Discoveries in ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ Screening

Posted by emily_grossberg November 11, 2014 Comments are off 33 views

John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, 83 minutes, USA, 2013. 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 chance at auction, amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded […]

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Screening of ‘Stumped’ Followed by Q&A with Will Luatzenheiser

Posted by emily_grossberg November 6, 2014 Comments are off 29 views

Comedy set from Will Lautzenheiser and Q&A w/ Will and the director to follow. Sponsored by the ReelAbilities Film Festival 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 […]

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Three Short Films By Cristina Kotz Cornejo

Posted by emily_grossberg November 4, 2014 Comments are off 33 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 37 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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‘Kisses to the Children’ Followed by Discussion with Director and More

Posted by emily_grossberg October 28, 2014 Comments are off 30 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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Take Part in Queer Awareness Month with ‘Alone with People’

Posted by emily_grossberg October 23, 2014 Comments are off 37 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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‘Omar’: Sponsored by the Boston Palestine Film Festival

Posted by emily_grossberg October 21, 2014 Comments are off 37 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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‘The Dog’ Sponsored by Boston LBGT Film Festival and Discussion with Directors

Posted by emily_grossberg October 16, 2014 Comments are off 42 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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