The Souls of Black Girls is an award-winning provocative news documentary that raises the question of whether or not women of color may be suffering from a self-image disorder as a result of trying to attain the standards of beauty that are celebrated in media images. The candid piece features interviews with young women discussing their self-image as well as social commentary from rapper/political sctivist Chuck D, actresses Regina King and Jada Pinkett Smith, PBS Washington Week moderator Gwen Ifill and cultural critic Michaela Angela Davis, among others.
Join us for a special screening of The Amazing Nina Simone followed by a conversation with filmmaker Jeff Lieberman. The event will be moderated by Larry Bell, an associate professor in the Composition Department and the recipient of a diversity grant. Refreshments will be provided.
This event is sponsored by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.
Spanning seven years, the film My So-Called Enemy follows six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls committed to justice and mutual understanding after participating in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace. Don't miss this film screening and discussion with Emmy Award–winning director Lisa Gossels.
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.
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.
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 farms—improvise 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 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.
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.
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.
This event is open to all members of the Berklee community.