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Department of Visual & Media Arts

Events in September 2014

  • Bright Lights: What is Cinema? and discussion

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

    Chuck Workman, 80 min, USA, 2013.
    Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman's documentary What is Cinema? tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews. What is Cinema? not only asks a poignant question, but chronicles the best of filmmaking today and proposes where cinema will go, and should go, in the future.
    This screening will be followed by a discussion with VMA professors Miranda Banks and Kathryn Ramey.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: American Arab with Filmmaker Discussion

    9/11/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Usama Alshaibi, 60 minutes, USA, 2013.
    Iraqi-born Director Usama Alshaibi takes a provocative look at the contradictions of Arab identity in post 9/11 America, weaving his own life's journey and "coming-of-Arab" experiences into the life stories of several diverse characters. Exploring the values, passions, and hopes of his fellow Arab-Americans, Usama tries to make peace with his conflicted chosen homeland.
    Discussion with director via Skype will follow.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Boston Palestine Film Festival and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: The Act of Killing

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

    Joshua Oppenheimer, 115 minutes, Denmark, 2012.
    Sponsored by the United Nations Association of Greater Boston
    In this chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Errol Morris (The Fog Of War) and Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), the filmmakers examine a country where death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings in the style of the American movies they love. The hallucinatory result is a cinematic fever dream, an unsettling journey deep into the imaginations of mass-murderers and the shockingly banal regime of corruption and impunity they inhabit.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Boston Asian American Film Festival

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Balagan presents Outre Montreal

    9/18/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    Montreal continues to be a source of innovative experimental cinema that is rooted in hands-on, formally adventurous production -- thanks, in part, to the exuberant activities of the Double Negative filmmakers' collective. Co-presented with Balagan Films, this program highlights a number of works from DN members and their friends completed in the last several years.

    Guest Filmmakers Daïchi Saïto and Eduardo Menz will discuss the screening with the audience in a post-screening Q&A.

    Program (Total running time: 74 min)

    Mamori
    by Karl Lemieux
    35mm / black and white / Dolby SR / 8 min. / 2010 / Canada
    Projection Format: 35mm (1.37:1)
    At the invitation of Spanish composer Francisco Lopez, Lemieux took part in a creative residency at Lopez's Mamori ArtLab, where sound artists compose from field recordings. Lemieux tried to capture the textures of tropical vegetation and its various transformations according to the phenomena of light.

    Cronograma de un tiempo inexistente (Chronogram of Inexistent Time)
    by Malena Szlam
    35mm, HD / color / silent / 6 min. / 2008 / Canada
    Projection Format: QuickTime Prores 422
    A photomontage composed of 35mm still photos, Chronogram of Inexistent Time is a journey to restore sight, reflecting on the role our memory can play in the reconstitution of what is visible and invisible.

    Lunar Almanac
    by Malena Szlam
    16mm / color / silent / 4 min. / 2013 / Canada
    Projection Format: 16mm (24fps)
    Moons in a journey through magnetic spheres, influencing subtle energies on Earth.

    Pilgrimage
    by Marc Pelletier
    16mm / color / optical mono / 9 min. / 2011 / Canada
    Projection Format: 16mm
    A simple walk in the park can become a spiritual experience, a moment of discovery, a pilgrimage. This film explores the meditative nighttime allure of the Park Lafontaine, Montreal, turning this public space into an abstract form of sanctuary.

    Brouillard
    by Alexandre Larose
    35mm / color / silent / 6:30 min. / 2012 / Canada
    Projection Format: 35mm (1.37:1, 24fps)
    A path that extends from my family's backyard into Lac Saint-Charles in Québec City, condensed in multiple temporal layers.

    Las Mujeres de Pinochet (Pinochet's Women)
    by Eduardo Menz
    DV / color / sound / 12 min. / 2005 / Canada
    Projection Format: QuickTime Prores 422
    Through the repetition and alteration of image, sound and text that play on viewer's expectations, Pinochet's Women examines class structure, the meaning of beauty and forgotten history through two very different but significant women during Pinochet's brutal regime of the late 1980s in Chile.

    Acrobat
    by Eduardo Menz
    16mm, HD / color / Dolby 5.1 / 28 min. / 2012 / Canada
    Projection Format: QuickTime Prores 422
    The vulnerability of alienated individuals who desperately desire to be noticed and crave for genuine human connection, is exposed as odd and intimate scenes of voyeuristic fantasy, impersonating intangibility, romantic longing, sexual confusion, and liberating daydreams.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with Balagan Film Series

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: BOSCPUG

    9/23/14
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    The Boston Creative Pro User Group (BOSCPUG) is a story driven, globally connected community of ready-to-collaborate digital filmmakers and broadcast professionals focusing on the craft of Digital Storytelling and related tools for digital cinema and distribution.

    BOSCPUG regularly brings top industry filmmakers and creatives to Boston to share and discuss their latest work and their workflows. BOSCPUG also regularly holds affordable production and post-production workshops. BOSCPUG is a professional, creative outlet to pitch ideas for episodic content creation and to discover talent, crew and distribution for your projects.

    Guests for 9/23 TBD.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Cylces and Voids with Evan Meaney

    9/25/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    A short lecture on the computational value of zero as it applies to art-making and communication, followed by a screening of Meaney's recent work /a_ceibas_cycle.zip.
    Evan Meaney is an assistant professor of new media and gaming at the University of South Carolina. His work concerns ghosts, glitches, and the computationally undead. He has been an artist in residence at the Wexner Center for the Arts, a founding member of GLI.TC/H, and a contributor to the Atlantic.
     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

  • Bright Lights: Documented

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

    Part of Latin American Heritage Month
    Jose Antonio Vargas and Ann Raffaela Lupo, 89 minutes, USA, 2013.
    In 2011, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in the New York Times Magazine. Documented chronicles his journey to America from the Philippines as a child; his journey through America as an immigration reform activist/provocateur; and his journey inward as he re-connects with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in 20 years.
     

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts with AMIGOS, Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder

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Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.