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  • Guillermo Arriaga

    Screenwriter Shares Skills at Emerson Latino Summit

    Mexican screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga joined about three dozen students and faculty members for a screening of his unreleased film, Words with Gods, at the Bright Family Screening Room on March 21, part of AMIGOS' 2016 Latino Summit.

  • Laurie Anderson

    Multimedia Artist Laurie Anderson to Headline Grad Symposium

    International multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, who has collaborated with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, and her husband, Lou Reed, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s New England Graduate Media Symposium, which will revolve around the theme of collaboration.

  • Samba Gadjigo talks about Sembene

    Camera as “Weapon”: Emerson Introduced to “Father of African Cinema”

    Mount Holyoke College professor and filmmaker Samba Gadjigo joined the Emerson and greater Boston communities for a screening and discussion of his documentary, Sembene!, about “father of African cinema” Ousmane Sembene on March 18 in the Bright Family Screening Room.

  • Matthew Salesses and Jabari Asim

    Emerson Faculty, Alumnus Give Insights into Writing

    Emerson College faculty member Jabari Asim and alumnus Matthew Salesses, MFA ’10, read from their current work and talked about point of view, social media, and emotional distance when writing during a reading and Q&A on March 17.

  • Rebel by Maria Agui Carter

    Women Get Top Billing in Film Festival

    Emerson College is furthering its mission to support women filmmakers by screening two documentaries in this week’s Women Take the Reel Film Festival, organized by the MIT Women’s and Gender Studies departments.

  • Emerson Stage performs Woe Be Gone

    NewFest Student Play Tackles Tough Issue with Humor

    Woe Be Gone, by Jamie Davenport, is the student playwright selection in this year’s NewFest, Emerson Stage’s series of new work being held now through April 3. Davenport, who graduated in December 2015, said the play is based on a true story her mother, a hospice chaplain, told her.

  • Charles Randolph talks to Gabrielle Ruiz '17

    ‘Big Short’ Writer Draws Big Crowds for Screening, Q&A

    About 200 Emerson students and faculty members filled the Bright Family Screening Room on March 16 for a conversation with Oscar-winning screenwriter Charles Randolph, co-writer of The Big Short, following a screening of the film.

  • Emerson Alumni SXSW party

    Emerson Talent Shines Bright at SXSW

    Emerson College was well represented at the 2016 South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, with three feature-film world premieres and two shorts.

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