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  • Bright Lights: Angkor's Children

    10/02/14
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room


    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 members of the generation after the Khmer Rouge regime that tragically killed 90% of artists and intellectuals. Sreypov, Phunam, and Messenger Band have stepped out of the dark past of their parents by expressing the resiliency of Cambodia through their art and advocacy. They are pioneers, and are part of a global movement of women who are changing and inspiring the world.
    http://angkorschildren.com/

    Discussion with the director (VMA professor) and artists will follow, and a reception following the film will be held in the Randall lobby on the second floor of the Paramount.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Anything to Declare

    10/02/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    The Greene Theater
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Anything to Declare

    Anything to Declare? 
    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    October 2-5, 2014
    Greene Theater / PPC

    Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has wed a wealthy count – until they learn that the marriage has yet to be consummated (it's been more than a month!). Given mere days to provide his incensed mother-in-law with the promise of a titled grandson, the Count is desperate – in more ways than one! In classic farcical style, and accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, the clock ticks down, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as the race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….well, a climax!

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Anything to Declare

    10/03/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    The Greene Theater
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Anything to DeclareAnything to Declare?
    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    October 2-5, 2014
    Greene Theater / PPC

    Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has wed a wealthy count – until they learn that the marriage has yet to be consummated (it's been more than a month!). Given mere days to provide his incensed mother-in-law with the promise of a titled grandson, the Count is desperate – in more ways than one! In classic farcical style, and accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, the clock ticks down, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as the race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….well, a climax!

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Anything to Declare

    10/04/14
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    The Greene Theater
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Anything to Declare?
    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    October 2-5, 2014
    Greene Theater / PPC

    Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has wed a wealthy count – until they learn that the marriage has yet to be consummated (it's been more than a month!). Given mere days to provide his incensed mother-in-law with the promise of a titled grandson, the Count is desperate – in more ways than one! In classic farcical style, and accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, the clock ticks down, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as the race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….well, a climax!

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Anything to Declare

    10/04/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    The Greene Theater
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Anything to DeclareAnything to Declare?
    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    October 2-5, 2014
    Greene Theater / PPC

    Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has wed a wealthy count – until they learn that the marriage has yet to be consummated (it's been more than a month!). Given mere days to provide his incensed mother-in-law with the promise of a titled grandson, the Count is desperate – in more ways than one! In classic farcical style, and accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, the clock ticks down, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as the race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….well, a climax!

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Anything to Declare

    10/05/14
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Tufte Performance and Production Center
    The Greene Theater
    $8 for Emerson Community

    Anything to DeclareAnything to Declare?
    By Maurice Hennequin & Pierre Veber
    Directed by Benny Sato Ambush
    October 2-5, 2014
    Greene Theater / PPC

    Paris, 1912. The well-to-do Dupont family is thrilled that their naïve young daughter has wed a wealthy count – until they learn that the marriage has yet to be consummated (it's been more than a month!). Given mere days to provide his incensed mother-in-law with the promise of a titled grandson, the Count is desperate – in more ways than one! In classic farcical style, and accompanied by a colorful cast of characters, the clock ticks down, doors slam, identities are mistaken, and all hell breaks loose as the race to consummate the marriage catapults the action to….well, a climax!

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Bright Lights: Kill Your Darlings with producer Christine Vachon

    10/07/14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Seating is on a first come basis with 100 seats (out of 174) held for the Emerson Community
    Discussion with producer Christine Vachon (see bio below) will follow led by VMA Professor Cristina Kotz Cornejo
    John Krokidas, 104 minutes, USA, 2013. Written by Kenneth Chisholm.

    In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. 

    Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past decade and a half, the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie features including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boys Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Kids, Hedwing and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, Camp, Swoon and I'm Not There (Academy Award nominated). In television, Vachon recently executive-produced the Emmy and Golden Globe winning miniseries Mildred Pierce for HBO.

    Recent work includes: Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe, directed by John Krokidas, Magic Magic starring Michael Cera, directed by Sebastian Silva; Still Alice directed by Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kirsten Stewart and the upcoming Carol directed by Todd Haynes starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, and Sarah Paulson.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Special screening: "Coexist" with Director Adam Mazo and Solange (Rwanda Youth Healing Center)

    10/08/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    When hate persists, how will you coexist? Coexist tells the emotional stories of women who survived the Rwandan genocide in 1994. They continue to cope with the loss of their families as the killers who created this trauma return from jail back to the villages where they once lived. Faced with these perpetrators on a daily basis, the victims must decide whether they can forgive them or not. Their decisions are unfathomable to many, and speak to a humanity that has survived the worst violence imaginable. 

    Discussion with the director and special guests will follow.

    More info: http://coexistdocumentary.org/

     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: The Congress

    10/09/14
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with VMA faculty Anya Belkina (animation) and Tom Cooper (ethics) will follow.

    Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2013

    More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio's head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright's digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in "The Congress" convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

    Directed by Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir), the film also stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sami Gayle and Paul Giamatti.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Middletown

    10/09/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    MiddletownMiddletown
    By Will Eno
    Directed by Sarah Hickler
    October 9-12, 2014
    Jackie Libergott Black Box 

    Welcome to Middletown, population – well, not big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. Location: exactly between two other towns, both of which have long since faded away. Mary Swanson is new to the area, and eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds of Middletown life – but small-town social pleasantries don't always go as she expects. Often described a play that mixes the lyrical beauty of Our Town with the language of Samuel Beckett, Middletown is wry, acerbic, funny, profound, and heartbreaking: a meditation on birth, death, and the points between.

     

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Middletown

    10/10/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    MiddletownMiddletown
    By Will Eno
    Directed by Sarah Hickler
    October 9-12, 2014
    Jackie Libergott Black Box

    Welcome to Middletown, population – well, not big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. Location: exactly between two other towns, both of which have long since faded away. Mary Swanson is new to the area, and eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds of Middletown life – but small-town social pleasantries don't always go as she expects. Often described a play that mixes the lyrical beauty of Our Town with the language of Samuel Beckett, Middletown is wry, acerbic, funny, profound, and heartbreaking: a meditation on birth, death, and the points between.

     

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Middletown

    10/11/14
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    MiddletownMiddletown
    By Will Eno
    Directed by Sarah Hickler
    October 9-12, 2014
    Jackie Libergott Black Box

    Welcome to Middletown, population – well, not big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. Location: exactly between two other towns, both of which have long since faded away. Mary Swanson is new to the area, and eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds of Middletown life – but small-town social pleasantries don't always go as she expects. Often described a play that mixes the lyrical beauty of Our Town with the language of Samuel Beckett, Middletown is wry, acerbic, funny, profound, and heartbreaking: a meditation on birth, death, and the points between.

     

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Middletown

    10/11/14
    8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    MiddletownMiddletown
    By Will Eno
    Directed by Sarah Hickler
    October 9-12, 2014
    Jackie Libergott Black Box

    Welcome to Middletown, population – well, not big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. Location: exactly between two other towns, both of which have long since faded away. Mary Swanson is new to the area, and eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds of Middletown life – but small-town social pleasantries don't always go as she expects. Often described a play that mixes the lyrical beauty of Our Town with the language of Samuel Beckett, Middletown is wry, acerbic, funny, profound, and heartbreaking: a meditation on birth, death, and the points between.

     

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Middletown

    10/12/14
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Jackie Liebergott Black Box
    $8 for Emerson Community

    MiddletownMiddletown
    By Will Eno
    Directed by Sarah Hickler
    October 9-12, 2014
    Jackie Libergott Black Box

    Welcome to Middletown, population – well, not big enough to be too big, nor small enough to be too small. Location: exactly between two other towns, both of which have long since faded away. Mary Swanson is new to the area, and eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds of Middletown life – but small-town social pleasantries don't always go as she expects. Often described a play that mixes the lyrical beauty of Our Town with the language of Samuel Beckett, Middletown is wry, acerbic, funny, profound, and heartbreaking: a meditation on birth, death, and the points between.

     

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Bright Lights: BOSCPUG Featuring Sundance Co-Founder (and documentary filmmaker) Cirina Catania

    10/14/14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    RSVP: http://boscpugoct14.eventbrite.com/

    Featured Speakers:
    Courage and Creativity – The Magic of Conviction: A conversation with Sundance Film Festival Co-Founder & filmmaker Cirina Catania

    We are excited to continue our Fall/Winter series at BOSCPUG with filmmaker Cirina Catania, who will share with us her creativity and community service and how, in Cirina's own words, "the cameras and filmmaking gear from Blackmagic have given me a voice:"

    "We all have gifts. How can we recognize what those gifts, what is our chosen purpose and how do we muster up the courage to pursue our dreams even when others are saying "no?" How can we make MAGIC in our lives? Now more than ever, in part because of new technologies, we have the ability to communicate our thoughts, ideas and stories and share them with others on a very broad scale. That is the ultimate reward, the highest purpose for our talent. Blackmagic Design has designed a line of cameras that have become a part of my life. They give me a voice. I trust in the technology and when I'm on the set, it becomes all about achieving my vision and sharing my passion with the people around me. I know they have my back and they are helping me to achieve success on all levels. What more could someone ask?"

    Cirina will screen footage shot with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera from her films, including her forthcoming documentary on wounded hero turned athlete Kionte Storey and discuss her process of filmmaking, share her experiences on the road in her work and advice for all filmmakers with projects that need pitching, marketing, distribution and building an audience.

    We will allow plenty of time for questions - So bring your questions with you!

    Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group, has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 120 film, television and new media projects for National Geographic, Discovery Channel and similar networks. She is one of the original co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival and former executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina is a proud member of the Producer's Guild of America (PGA), the Writer's Guild (WGA) and IATSE. She is currently donating much of her time to producing self-funded documentaries about our wounded veterans and the organizations that help them. Cirina produces Larry Jordan's long-running podcast heard in 183 countries and focused on technology, the Digital Production BuZZ. Cirina lives in LA, D.C. and Berlin when she is not on the road presenting for companies such as Blackmagic Design. You can view Cirina's work at www.thecataniagroup.com and at www.filmvault.biz.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Special Screening: Animation Show of Shows with Curator Ron Diamond

    10/15/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows includes Disney's Feast (USA) (with the animated feature Big Hero Six, November 2014) and Pixar's Lava (USA) (with Pete Docter's animated feature Inside Out, June 2015). Also featured is 365 (UK) the film by Greg and Myles McLeod, composed of 365 one-second films chronicling a year of day by day filmmaking, veteran Animation Show of Shows featured director Torill Kove (Academy Award® winner for The Danish Poet and Oscar® nominated for My Grandmother Ironed the King's Shirts) new National Film Board of Canada short Me and My Moulton (Finland/Canada). Other films include legendary Disney animator Glen Keane's directorial debut with Duet (USA), produced at Google's ATAP unit along with Mikey Please's stop motion tour de force Marilyn Myller (UK), Hiroshima 2014 Grand Prix winner The Bigger Picture (UK) by NFTS graduate, Daisy Jacobs, Julien Bisaro's haunting first professional film Bang Bang! (France), delicious use of watercolor in Hunger (Croatia) by Petra Zlonoga and (Academy Award® nominee for Lavatory Lovestory) Konstantin Bronzit's We Can't Live Without Cosmos (Russia). Show closer is veteran Animation Show of Shows Piotr Dumala's (Crime and Punishment) transformative Hipopotamy (Poland). The program runs 95 minutes with pre-show bonus material to be screened at most public presentations, so arrive early!

    Each attendee must be registered individually to receive their own confirmation, so if you want to bring a friend, ask them to also reserve with their own email. Please print and bring your confirmation to the screening. Seating is limited, so reserve early. Please use the Eventbrite link in your confirmation if you need to cancel, as there will be a waiting list of others eager to attend. You are advised to arrive a half hour early to be seating, though programs will be oversold by 10% to allow for no shows, seating is not guaranteed once capacity is reached.

    DVD's of past Animation Show of Shows shorts will be offered for sale and credit cards will be accepted at most screenings. See clips from over 200 films including Academy Award® winners and nominees and other great animations at www.animationshowofshows.com.

    Please RSVP here »

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: The Dog with directors

    10/16/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with filmmakers Alison Berg and Frank Keraudren to follow.

    Official selection: Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Berlinale 2014 and SXSW 2014!

    Critic's Pick – New York Times
    Four Out Of Four Stars – RogerEbert.com

    Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men.

    In August, 1972, he attempted to rob a Brooklyn bank to finance his lover's sex-reassignment surgery. The attempted heist resulted in a fourteen-hour hostage situation that was broadcast on TV. Three years later, Pacino portrayed his character instigating the unforgettable crime on the big screen. The award-winning film had a profound influence on Wojtowicz, when he emerged from prison six years later, he became known as "The Dog."

    Filmed over the course of a 10-year period by co-directors Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, and interweaving extraordinary archival footage on the robbery, 70's era interviews and the early gay liberation movement in which "The Dog" played an active role, the documentary captures the many sides of John Wojtowicz's larger-than-life persona: he is, by turns lover, husband, soldier, lover, activist, New Yorker, mama's boy and bank robber.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Soul Sessions Emerson

    10/19/14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Multi-Purpose Room
    150 Boylston St
    Boston, MA 02116
    United States of America
    Multi-Purpose Room

    Soul Sessions Emerson is a live music, live dance, and live art party! This omni variety event will showcase multiple arts organizations on campus from different genres. Emerson Dance Company, Noteworthy, Swomo, and many more will be performing and some will even collaborate live at the show! Come join us for a night of a little bit of everything. On top of these awesome performances you get a dance party to jam with a live DJ. Souled? Come check it out for yourself!

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by Emerson Dance Company with Noteworthy, Emerson Urban Dance Theater, Swomo, Treble Makers

    For more information please contact:
    Amber Layne
    786-877-7330

  • Sneak Preview: J Street- the Art of the Possible with directors

    10/22/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with co-directors Ken Winikur and Ben Avishai to follow the screening.

    J Street is on the frontlines of the world's most "intractable" problem. An upstart lobby group in Washington, D.C., J Street dares to assert what to many seems obvious: that a two-state solution is Israel's only future, and any peace deal will require robust American participation. It sees itself playing David to AIPAC, the Israel Lobby's Goliath, and, less than five years old, has been making surprising gains.

    With full access to the inside workings of a lobby group struggling to represent the center ground of Jewish American thought, this documentary tracks J Street as it attempts to change what it means to be pro-Israel in America. We see their missteps and their triumphs as they push the Obama administration to take an active role in negotiating a two-state solution, fend off accusations of harboring 'anti-Israel' objectives and gain influence among America's Jewish population.

    In this urgent political story told with the intimacy of cinema vérité, we feel the pulse of an organization, taking viewers to high-level strategy meetings, and long nights on the road. It is here that our characters come to life and the J Street story unfolds. J Street: The Art of the Possible is at once a gripping story about the desperate need for a two-state solution, and a captivating glimpse at the role of Lobbyists in the American political process.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Costume Stock Sale

    10/25/14
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    Multipurpose room

    Every other year, the Emerson College Costume Shop clears out its stock of costumes to make room for new ones. This results in the biennial Costume Stock Sale, which will offer clothing, accessories, shoes, and other items from all time periods, genres, and styles. Heavily discounted prices make the sale perfect for students costuming their own plays or productions. It's also an excellent source for creating Halloween costumes and for students who simply like funky vintage clothing. Only cash and checks will be accepted.

    Sponsored by Department of Performing Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Debra Krasa
    617-824-8380

  • Screening of Kisses to the Children

    10/28/14
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Discussion with the director and special guests will follow.

    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 and confusion but also stories of salvation and carefree childhood into the arms of strangers. Secret Gardens of Eden, nests of love away from the horror of the Holocaust. Five children were forced to mature abruptly. Rosina, Iossif, Eftyhia, Shelly and Marios grew old, carrying the memory of those children who were never given time to grow up.

    Sponsored by Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing with The Onassis Foundation

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder