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  • Bright Lights: Room 237 (rescheduled from snow day)

    2/26/15
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Rodney Ascher, Total running time: 102 minutes, USA 2012
    Many movies lend themselves to dramatic interpretations, but none as rich and far ranging as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining. In LA filmmaker Rodney Ascher's Room 237, we hear from people who have developed far-reaching theories and believe they have decoded the hidden symbols and messages buried in the late director's film. Carefully examining The Shining inside out, and forwards and backwards, Room 237 is equal parts captivating, provocative and pure pleasure. It gives voice to the fans and scholars who espouse these theories, reworking the film to match their ideas and intercutting it with layers of dreamlike imagery to illustrate their streams of consciousness. Sometimes outrageous, always engaging, the words of the interviewees are given full force by Ascher's compelling vision.

    Screening with: The S From Hell
    Rodney Ascher, 9 minutes, 2010
    The shocking, true story of the most terrifying logo of all time.

    Discussion led by VMA faculty Gautam Chopra
    Chopra received his MFA from Columbia University's Graduate Film Program in 2007. His work as a filmmaker includes having edited several documentaries, most recently A Matter of Conscience: Confronting Clergy Abuse  which had its premier at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He also edited the narrative film Lambing Season, selected by IndieWire as one of the 10 Best Films of 2014; and directed Cauliflower & Potatoes, a finalist for the AbelCine Documentary Award. He received the CARAFE Filmmaking Grant in May 2014. He currently teaches filmmaking and film studies at Emerson College and Boston College.

     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Mother Hicks

    2/28/15
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Paramount Mainstage
    $10 for Emerson Community

    Mother HicksMother Hicks: The Ware Trilogy

    By Suzan Zeder
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
    February 26-March 1, 2015
    Paramount Main Stage

    Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told through poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journey of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant

  • Mother Hicks

    2/28/15
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Paramount Center
    The Paramount Mainstage
    $10 for Emerson Community

    Mother HicksMother Hicks: The Ware Trilogy

    By Suzan Zeder
    Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
    February 26-March 1, 2015
    Paramount Main Stage

    Southern Illinois, 1935. This evocative Depression-era story, part one of a trilogy, explores three outsiders – a foundling girl known only as Girl; a deaf boy eloquent in the language of his silence; and an eccentric recluse, Mother Hicks, who is suspected of being a witch. Told through poetry and sign language, Mother Hicks chronicles the journey of these three characters as they find themselves, and each other, in a troubled time.

    Sponsored by Emerson Stage

    For more information please contact:
    Megan Wygant