Film Screening

Sunrise

Monday / December 6, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline
MA
United States
02446

The Coolidge Corner Theatre's Sounds of Silents series presents a beautifully restored print of the 1927 silent film masterpiece Sunrise, combined with a specially commissioned new score composed by Berklee College of Music professor Sheldon Mirowitz and his class of outstanding students in the Department of Film Scoring, under the guidance of department chair Dan Carlin. This lively event is the result of collaboration between the Coolidge, Berklee's gifted young composers, and professors and acclaimed industry professionals Mirowitz and Carlin. 

Not only the highest artistic achievement of director F.W. Murnau, but also considered by many critics the greatest of all silent films, Sunrise is a heart-wrenching tale of corruption and redemption played out in the dramatic tale of a married rustic farmer seduced into a murderous affair by a city vamp. Janet Gaynor, as the innocent and trusting wife, won an Academy Award for her luminous performance. Don't miss this one-night only chance to experience this gem of essential cinema on the Coolidge's giant silver screen with a live orchestral performance conducted by Berklee's up-and-coming composers and featuring students and recent graduates of Berklee, Boston Conservatory, and New England Conservatory. Tickets may be purchased online at www.coolidge.org or at the Coolidge Corner Theatre box office, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.  

With Sounds of Silents, the Coolidge presents silent film classics featuring new, original music scores performed live. Don't forget to mark your calendars for the next feature in this exciting series: It, starring the jazz-age poster girl, Clara Bow, on May 2, also accompanied by an original score by Berklee's film scoring students. For more information about Sounds of Silents, visit www.coolidge.org/silents or call 617 734-2501.

Admission: 
$20, $17 discount, general admission

Arif Mardin: The Greatest Ears in Town

Wednesday / November 17, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Arif Mardin: The Greatest Ears in Town

Come see a free screening of The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story. Codirected by Joe Mardin '85, this film tells the story of his father Arif Mardin '61, legendary producer and arranger for artists including Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Phil Collins, Aretha Franklin, and more. It also details the recording of the companion album All My Friends Are Here, Arif's final project and collaboration with many of his famous protégés. 

Admission: 
Free and open to the public. Tickets required for entry, available at Box Office only.

<i>Copyright Criminals</i> Screening

Thursday / October 28, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Copyright Criminals

Back due to popular demand, the Stan Getz Library is screening Copyright Criminals, followed by a Skype Q&A session with communications professor and filmmaker Kembrew McLeod.

Copyright Criminals examines the creative and commercial value of musical sampling, including the related debates over artistic expression, copyright law, and (of course) money.

This documentary traces the rise of hip-hop from the urban streets of New York to its current status as a multibillion-dollar industry. For more than 30 years, innovative hip-hop performers and producers have been re-using portions of previously recorded music in new, otherwise original compositions. When lawyers and record companies got involved, what was once referred to as a “borrowed melody” became a “copyright infringement.” The film showcases many of hip-hop music’s founding figures like Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Digital Underground—while also featuring emerging hip-hop artists from record labels Definitive Jux, Rhymesayers, Ninja Tune, and more.

It also provides an in-depth look at artists who have been sampled, such as Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer and the world’s most sampled musician), as well as commentary by another highly sampled musician, funk legend George Clinton. As artists find ever more inventive ways to insert old influences into new material, this documentary asks a critical question, on behalf of an entire creative community: Can you own a sound?

For more information, please visit the library website

Admission: 
Free

Afghan Star

Wednesday / October 13, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

After 30 years of war and Taliban rule, pop Idol is taking the nation by storm. Millions are watching the TV series Afghan Star and voting for their favorite singers by mobile phone. For many this is their first encounter with democracy. But this is more than just a TV show. In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing.

This timely film follows the dramatic stories of four contestants as they risk all to become the nation's favorite singer. But will they attain the freedom they hope for in this vulnerable and traditional nation?

Join the library for this breathtaking look into what happens when Idol-style television meets Afghani culture and makes history.

Admission: 
Free and open to the public

Wintervention

Saturday / November 6, 2010 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo: Will Wissman

Warren Miller Entertainment, the largest action sports filmmaking company on the planet, is coming to Boston. Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller films showcase incredible cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain.

Admission: 
$21, reserved seating

Wintervention

Saturday / November 6, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo: Will Wissman

Warren Miller Entertainment, the largest action sports filmmaking company on the planet, is coming to Boston. Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller films showcase incredible cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain.

Admission: 
$21, reserved seating

Wintervention

Friday / November 5, 2010 / 9:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo: Will Wissman

Warren Miller Entertainment, the largest action sports filmmaking company on the planet, is coming to Boston. Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller films showcase incredible cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain.

Admission: 
$21, reserved seating

Wintervention

Friday / November 5, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Photo: Will Wissman

Warren Miller Entertainment, the largest action sports filmmaking company on the planet, is coming to Boston. Narrated by skiing icon Jonny Moseley and presented in striking high-definition, Warren Miller films showcase incredible cinematography that will get you craving vertical lines, deep powder, and epic adventure. This year’s film takes you on a breathtaking global tour of some of the world’s most impressive terrain.

Admission: 
$21, reserved seating

Call + Response Film Screening and Director Q & A

Thursday / July 1, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215

What can a group of musicians really do when they are moved by a global crisis such as people trafficking? This documentary follows the actions and hearts of musicians as they band together for a cause. Featuring Moby, Natasha Bedingfield, Cold War Kids, Matisyahu, Imogen Heap, Talib Kweli, Five for Fighting, Switchfoot, members of Nickel Creek and Tom Petty's Heartbreakers, and Rocco Deluca.

Admission: 

Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense

Thursday / April 1, 2010 / 1:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A screening of the documentary film Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense, to be followed by a panel Q&A with special guests Anat Cohen '98, Greg Osby, codirector/cinematographer Lars Larson, and associate producer/production manager B. Dahlia from Paradigm Studios in Seattle.

Admission: 
Free

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