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  • Bright Lights: LA/ Boston Showcase with Oscar nominated screenwriter David Magee

    3/14/13
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room


    The 13th annual Emerson Film Festival Boston area gala event is scheduled for Thursday, March 14th in the Bright Family Screening Room.

    The annual showcase of student work will feature a presentation by Oscar nominated Semel Screenwriting Chair DAVID MAGEE (LIFE OF PI, FINDING NEVERLAND)

    Student films include:
    The King of the House by Paul Michael MacCarty '16
    A documentary short featuring Robert Dello Russo, an Italian barbershop owner from Boston's North End. His story is rich with history, inspiration and most importantly, the preservation and importance of family values both at home and in the workplace.

    Graceland Girls by Jordan Salvatoriello, MFA '12;
    Educating girls has proven to be the cornerstone of Kenyan development, yet so many are denied equal access. The students at the Graceland Girls School in Kenya have, so far, defied the odds. Using a combination of video and photographs, the girls share their personal struggles to find hope for the future.

    Love or Farewell by Shaun Clarke, MFA '12
    A collection of five dance films loosely based on the short story "Eveline," found in James Joyce's "Dubliners". Each short film explores the potential to transform dance performance through cinema. Eveline must choose between running away with her lover Frank to Buenos Ayres or staying home with her ill father.

    Solutionism: A Design Documentary by Hsiao-Yen Jones '14;
    Artivist Designer, Matt LeGrand speaks on the possibility that design has for both the visual and real world.

    Got You by Bianca Morris '12.
    Lexi, an 8 year old only child, discovers her mother's thoughts of suicide.

    There will be an after-event reception in the Bright Screening Room Lobby

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder