Film Screening

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Friday / May 29, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco
CA
United States
94114
Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, San Francisco Silent FIlm Fest
Berklee Silent Film Orchestra performing The Last Laugh
Rob Hayes

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents F.W. Murnau’s silent classic The Last Laugh, featuring the live performance of a new, original score by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO), as part of its 20th anniversary festival. This screening is copresented by Berlin & Beyond and the German Consulate General San Francisco. The BSFO will perform in the jazz-age Castro Theatre to a new, high-definition DCP print of the film, obtained by the festival from the Murnau Stiftung and never previously seen in this country. Widely considered one of the most enduring silent film classics of all time, The Last Laugh stars the brilliant Emil Jannings in his greatest role as the chief porter at a prestigious hotel, a position affording him respect and dignity until he is demoted to washroom attendantThe film’s emotional depth is bolstered by its remarkable technical innovation.

The recipient of a special commendation from the Boston Society of Film Critics, the BSFO is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, the student orchestra composes its new works and performs as an ensemble under the leadership of the Emmy-nominated Sheldon Mirowitz (Outside Providence, Missing in America), a professor of film scoring.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record. 

Advance tickets to this event can be purchased through the San Francisco Silent Film Festival website. Reduced-price tickets are available for San Francisco Silent Film members and members of the Berklee community.

Admission: 
$22

Study Break Movie Night!

Wednesday / May 6, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
Student Activities Center Lounge
921 Boylston Street, 3rd Floor
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Now showing in the Student Activities Lounge...

Trading Places starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Take a break from studying for finals and joins us in the Student Activities Lounge (921-3rd Flr) for a movie and movie snacks. Leave energized and ready to take on those exams! Sponsored by the Office of Financial Aid and SALT. Get Money Smart. www.smartmoney.org/berklee. Sign up for Free.

Admission: 
Free

Reach Out Initiative: Screening of "Amy"

Friday / September 11, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee students, staff, and faculty are invited to a special screening of the documentary "Amy" about the life of Amy Winehouse, in her own words.  Featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks, the film documents her rise to fame and the subsequent relentless and invasive media attention.  "Amy" also emphasizes how her challenges with mental illness, substance abuse, and unhealthy relationships impacted her career and well-being, and ultimately contributed to her tragic death in 2011 at the age of 27.  The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with professional counseling and wellness staff.  A Berklee ID will be needed for entrance to the event. 

For questions or more information, contact Leah Driscoll at ldriscoll@berklee.edu

 

 

Admission: 
Free

Miss Representation

Thursday / April 23, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
150 Mass Ave. Room 188

Watch the documentary that calls for better role models for young women and explores the media's role in providing this representation. Snacks provided.

 

To view the trailer and to learn more about The Representation Project visit: http://therepresentationproject.org/films/miss-representation/

Miss Representation film poster

Admission: 
Free

For the Love of the Music with Betsy Siggins

Wednesday / April 15, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Betsy Siggins
Betsy Siggins
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Cosponsored by the Stan Getz Library and Berklee's Liberal Arts Department, join us for a film that offers a look into the history of the greater Boston folk scene and a post-screening discussion with Betsy Siggins, founding member of Club 47 and founder of the New England Folk Music Archives. For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival documents the rich history of Club 47, the iconic Cambridge, Massachusetts folk music mecca from 1958–1968, which was later resurrected as Club Passim. The film features interviews with Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, Judy Collins, Tom Rush, Maria and Geoff Muldaur, Jim Kweskin, Jackie Washington, Jim Rooney, and Peter Rowan, and it includes previously unreleased audio recordings and photographs of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Eric Von Schmidt.   
 
Siggins has been a central figure in the Cambridge folk music community since she happened upon the local coffeehouse scene as a college freshman in 1958. She was a founding member of Club 47, where musicians such as Baez, Kweskin, and Von Schmidt helped to launch the folk revival. Club 47 remained the center of activity in folk music for nearly a decade. When Club 47 closed in 1968, Siggins went on to work with many nonprofits until she returned in 1997 to Club 47's successor, Club Passim, and for 12 years served as their executive director, creating nonprofit programs such as Culture for Kids, an after-school program for underserved Cambridge students; the Passim School of Music; and the Passim Archives. Now a founder of the New England Folk Music Archives/Folk New England, she has turned her energies to establishing a permanent home for the legacy of the folk music community in New England.
Admission: 
Free and unticketed

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
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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

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