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  • Akeelah and the Bee

    1/19/13
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

     ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Akeelah and the Bee. Akeelah Anderson, a bright young girl with a gift for words living in South Los Angeles, feels a little out of place. She has an undeniable awareness of language, but doesn't want to be called a brainiac. Still, against the wishes of her mother (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters the spelling bee, coached by Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), and earns a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Akeelah and the Bee is a hopeful tale of the power of knowledge, the courage it takes to push yourself far, and the community that is behind each success story.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office
    617.824.8400

  • Can We Talk

    1/19/13
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

     ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Can We Talk. This impressive documentary offers powerful stories from the 1970s busing/desegregation crisis that changed Boston forever. Personal and intimate testimonials infuse Can We Talk with their candor and raw emotion: a bus driver who delivered children to schools and neighborhoods that didn't want them; a resident of the projects whose admittedly racist family refused to let her be bused to a school with children of color; a parent who got involved in politics by accident because of the forces of systemic racism that denied quality of education and simple respect.

    This program features a discussion with the Donna Bivens and Meghan Doran from the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project following the screening.

    Donna Bivens works at Union of Minority Neighborhoods as Project Director of the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project. Prior to joining UMN she was co-director of the Women's Theological Center and worked with individuals and organizations on issues of spirituality, social justice and the creation of shared leadership and benefit across divides of racism and other systemic oppressions.

    Meghan Doran is the Project Organizer for the Boston Busing/Desegregation Project at Union of Minority Neighborhoods. She has worked in education and organizing in the non-profit sector and is currently a PhD candidate at Northeastern University where she studies collective memory in urban politics.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office
    617.824.8400

  • Do The Right Thing

    1/19/13
    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage presents Do the Right Thing. On the hottest day of the summer in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, a series of small misunderstandings in the colorful community eventually explodes into a riot ignited by racial politics, prejudice and misinformation. With a Korean grocery store, an Italian pizza parlor and a strong African-American community as the background, the multi-faceted characters perform sometimes startling actions that calls into question what exactly the "right thing" is. Considered a masterpiece for director Spike Lee, Do the Right Thing is bolstered by the acting talents of Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, among others.

    Sponsored by ArtsEmerson

    For more information please contact:
    ArtsEmerson Box Office
    617.824.8400