Film Screening

White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.

Center for Diversity and Inclusion
150 Mass Ave, Rm. 188

Film screening and discussion. Snacks provided.

White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. White Like Me is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen -- to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.

Features Tim Wise, Michelle Alexander, Charles Ogletree, Imani Perry, Martin Gilens, John H. Bracey, Jr., and Nilanjana Dasgupta.

Watch the trailer here...
http://www.mediaed.org/whitelikeme/

Admission: 
Free

CBC Goes to the Movies: Birdman

Thursday / March 5, 2015 / 5:00 p.m.

The Community-Building Committee is going to the movies! Join us at the AMC Loews Boston Common to see Birdman, which features a soundtrack by a Berklee alumnus.

We'll meet up in the lobby of 142 Mass. Ave. at 5:00 p.m., and around 5:15, we'll head over to the Sweetwater Cafe at 3 Boylston Place, Boston, for a drink or some bites. The cafe is just a 3 minute walk from the theater, so we'll walk to the movie around 6:40 p.m.

If you aren't able to make it to the cafe, feel free to meet us in the lobby of the AMC Loews Boston Common at 6:45 p.m. The movie begins at 7:05 p.m.

If you recently purchased limited-run discounted AMC tickets from the CBC, you'll be able to use them for this evening's show.

Questions? Contact communitybuilding@berklee.edu

Hope to see you there!

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

Saturday / February 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for Berklee's first time hosting two screenings from the ReelAbilities Film Festival, Boston, and learn about the power of sound and music. Both screenings will be followed by a brief discussion with special guests. Refreshments will be provided. Screenings are free for all members of the Berklee community with ID. 

Lost and Sound

Wednesday / February 25, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for Berklee's first time hosting two screenings from the ReelAbilities Film Festival, Boston, and learn about the power of sound and music. This screening will be followed by a brief discussion with special faculty guests Peggy Codding from the Music Therapy Department and Kenwood Dennard from the Percussion Department. 

Refreshments will be provided. Screenings are free for all members of the Berklee community with ID. 

Finding Fela with Special Guest Uchenna Ikonne

Wednesday / February 11, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Finding Fela
Uchenna Ikonne
Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Uchenna Ikonne
Image courtesy of the artist

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, and his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using music as the forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan-Africanist politics to the world.

Join us for the screening of this IndieWire best documentary of 2014 and Sundance Film Festival Pick, followed by a discussion with Afrobeat specialist Uchenna Ikonne. Ikonne is a writer, DJ, and historian who runs the Comb & Razor Sound label and the Comb & Razor blog. He is currently working on a history of Kuti's early career in the Nigerian music scene of the 1960s.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

CANCELED: Freedom Summer: An Evening of Film and Discussion

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center Lounge
921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215
CANCELED: This event has been canceled or postponed. This site will be updated as additional information becomes available.

The documentary film Freedom Summer depicts the efforts of more than 700 students who gathered in Mississippi to challenge white supremacy and segregation in 1964. Join us for a screening of the film to be followed by a discussion.

Admission: 
Free

Masizakhe: Building Each Other screening with special guest Rushay Booysen

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Come hear the story of South Africans ten years after the end of apartheid through powerful spoken word and music in the film Masizakhe: Building Each Other. Poverty, segregation, racism, and the struggle to rebuild a nation are met with huge amounts of positive energy and youthful creativity in this powerful film.
 
Q&A to follow with film contributor, speaker and activist Rushay Booysen.
 
Cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion
 
Rushay Booysen
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

2014 Internet Cat Video Film Festival

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from 6-second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment.

Produced and curated by the Walker Art Center.

Warren Miller's "No Turning Back"

Saturday / November 15, 2014 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Warren Miller’s new film, No Turning Back, pays homage to the 65 years of mountain culture and adventure filmmaking that has lead Warren Miller Entertainment to every end of the winter sports world—a legacy that dates back to before skis had edges and mountains had condos.

Since he began creating films in 1949, Warren Miller has known that, as skiers and riders, there’s no need to look back; one must be filled with a continuous drive to keep one’s edge and chase the snow. As we welcome this winter season, No Turning Back proves that not much has changed when it comes to why it is these athletes tilt and turn down mountains and pray for storms: sheer delight.

2014 Internet Cat Video Film Festival

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment.

Produced and curated by the Walker Art Center.

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