Film Screening

Emerson presents Silversonic, The Annual Emerson College Music Video Showcase

Tuesday / November 17, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
Emerson College - Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St.
Boston, MA
United States
02111

This year there are three events November 17-19th dedicated to the art of music videos

Tuesday, 11/17 BUFF presents: Sound + Vision curated by Shannen Ortale (’10)
The Boston Underground Film Festival’s annual love letter to the art of the music video. Like a lovingly curated mix tape from your slightly-skewed best friend, this collection celebrates the gems this under appreciated medium has to offer. Forget YouTube, these videos are best enjoyed on the big screen. Curated by Emerson alumna, Shannen Ortale (’09).

Wednesday 11/18: BOSCPUG presents: Jackson Adams (’10)
Jackson Adams is a Los Angeles based Director & Writer. Originally from Western Massachusetts, Jackson graduated from Emerson College in 2010 with an Honors degree and a B.A. in Film Production. His online content has amassed a total viewership of well over 70 million views.

Thursday, 11/19: 4th Annual Silversonic student & alumni showcase
Silversonic is an annual showcase of music videos made by current Emerson students and alumni. It is a celebration of the combination of music and image as a unique art form worthy of exhibition in a cinema environment. There will be a reception following the screening.

For more information:
http://web.emerson.edu/brightlights/event/silversonic4/

Here is a graphic consolidating all events: 

Emerson College Music Video Events.pdf

Admission: 
free and open to the public

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes Film Screening & Discussion

Thursday / November 12, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Steve Heck Room
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Written, produced and directed by Byron Hurt, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes is a 2006 documentary that looks into the presence and perpetuation of sexism and homophobia in Hip-Hop. The film provides interviews with artists such as Busta Rhymes, Chuck D., Talib Kweli and others on issues of misogyny, hyper-masculinity, and the commodification of women.

There will be a discussion following the film viewing. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Learn more about the film and filmmaker by visiting the link below. 

http://www.bhurt.com/films/view/hip_hop_beyeond_beatsand_rhymes

Byron Hurt
Byron Hurt

Admission: 
Free

Beats of the Antonov: Music, Identity, and War in the Sudan

Tuesday / October 20, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
A still shot from the film 'Beats of the Antonov'

What can music do in the face of a refugee crisis?

Join us for Beats of the Antonov, a film that offers a glimpse into the everyday life of the Sudanese, who—although they have lost kin, homes, and farmsimprovise ways to continue harvesting their crops and raising cattle. Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka weaves together the voices of militants, social workers, intellectuals, and everyday people to tell the story of refugees reclaiming their humanity in the midst of a complex conflict. "I named the film after the Antonov, a Russian airplane bombing the Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile," he says."'Beats' refers to the sound of the bombing—people are running, and they are scared—but 'beats' also refers to the music that heals people."

This film screening is hosted by the Stan Getz Library as a part of the Signature Series at Berklee. Be sure to check out the related Berklee Performance Center concert, Al-Murtaja: A Celebration of Sudanese Music.

Admission: 
Free and unticketed

Warren Miller's Chasing Shadows

Friday / November 20, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This fall, Warren Miller Entertainment introduces its 66th snow sports film, Chasing Shadows. Watch JT Holmes, Seth Wescott, Caroline Gleich, and Steven Nyman, among others, as they pursue turns on the mountains of their dreams, from Alaska’s Chugach to the mightiest range of them all, the Himalaya. These athletes are masters in their element, and with every cliff drop, perfect line, and knee-deep powder turn, they motivate us. Get a glimpse into the world of the U.S. freestyle team and the dynamics of the snow sports that live on the fringe, like monoskiing, powsurfing, and speed riding. Explore what it means to be inspired and what it is about exotic locations and snow-covered summits that keep people searching for more. 

Admission: 
$20, general admission

Special Screening of the documentary "Amy"

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

Berklee's Reach Out Initiative and Student Health & Wellness invite members of the Berklee community 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 mental health, substance abuse, and interpersonal relationship challenges 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 discussion with professional counseling and wellness staff. A Berklee ID will be needed for entrance to the event.  Please direct any questions to Leah Driscoll.  

Advance Screening of Berklee Docu-Series and a Q&A with a Castmember

Sunday / September 13, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
"Listen Up" premieres on Fusion.net on September 14.

Listen Up is the first series ever created to document the Berklee experience through a journalistic lens. Premiering on Fusion.net as a six-part digital series on Monday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ET - and then airing on Fusion's cable network on  Monday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET as a one-hour special - the show captures a year at Berklee through the eyes of three students.

Berklee is celebrating the premiere with a private advance screening of the series followed by a Q&A with one of the castmembers on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the Red Room @ Cafe 939. The screening is free and open to anyone with a Berklee ID. 

Admission: 
This event is open to all members of the Berklee community.

Warren Miller's Here, There & Everywhere

Thursday / November 5, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor, and the beauty that is skiing. This year, the exploration continues with Warren Miller Entertainment’s Here, There & Everywhere. Follow snowboarders Morgan Hebert and Ryland Bell as they get rowdy on first descents in Alaska, see family-man Jeremy Jones as he kicks up snow in Squaw Valley, and watch legends Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill as they explore the remote terrain of eastern Greenland. 

Admission: 
$16 Advance / $20 Day of 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.
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

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