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No Way Out But One – Film Screening

March 27th, 2012 in College of Communication, Film 0 comments

On Wednesday, March 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., NPR’s Robin Young will host a screening of “No Way Out But One”, a controversial new documentary that tells the story of Holly Collins, an American woman who kidnapped her own children to save them from a life of abuse. Pursued by the FBI, Holly fled the country and became the first American woman to ever be granted asylum by the government of the Netherlands, due to domestic violence. The film is being presented as part of Women Take the Reel, a Boston-based film festival focused on movies that are all written and/or directed by women. Immediately after the film, Robin Young will moderate a discussion with Holly Collins, the filmmaker Garland Waller, and Dr. Eli Newberger of Harvard and Children’s Hospital. This event will take place in COM 101 and is free and open to the public.

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Cinematheque Series: An Evening With Peggy Ahwesh

February 22nd, 2012 in All-University Events, Arts, Film 0 comments

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Join the College of Communication on Friday, February 24 for an evening with renowned and experimental filmmaker Peggy Ahwesh.  Ahwesh’s captivating and unique shorts are influenced by such contrasting factors as feminist and gender theory, Bataille, Jack Smith, virtual realities, pornography, and Peewee’s Playhouse. The College’s  Cinematheque Series will show a range of her astounding, intricate works covering twenty years of film and video. This event will begin at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m.  It will take place in COM Room 101, and is free to BU students and their friends or guests.

Contact the Film & Television department at filmtv@bu.edu

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BU College of Communication presents Redstone Film Festival

February 15th, 2012 in All-University Events, College of Communication, Film, Uncategorized 0 comments

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Join fellow film enthusiasts at 7 p.m. tonight in the Tsai Performance Center for the 32nd annual Redstone Film Festival. Sponsored by Sumner Redstone, Chairman of VIACOM, the Redstone Film Festival is recognized as one of New England’s premier film and television venues. Projects are written and directed by graduate and undergraduate students from Boston University’s College of Communication.

Winners will be announced at tonight’s screening event. The event is open to the public and admission is free based on a first-come basis.

Contact the Film & Television department at filmtv@bu.edu

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Ginger Rogers Century Exhibit comes to BU

November 4th, 2011 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 1 comment

On Monday October 24 the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center honored Ginger Rogers by debuting its newest collection of her memorabilia, the “Ginger Rogers Century Exhibition.” The iconic actress, dancer and singer would have turned 100 this year. Academy Award winning actress, Angela Lansbury introduced the collection, citing Ginger Rogers as her single, biggest inspiration.

Photo credit: Allan E. Dines

Photo credit: Allan E. Dines

After Lansbury’s opening remarks, guests were invited to view the archive, which was filled with movie posters, film clips, childhood photos and even Rogers’ Oscar. Following the reception at the Gotlieb Center, guests were invited to a special performance at the Tsai Performance Center featuring vocalist, Karen Oberlin. The performance was narrated by famed film historian, Nick Clooney, who told never-before-heard stories about Rogers’ life. Ms. Oberlin sang songs written especially for Rogers by Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Jerome Kern and many more.

Ginger Rogers, the highest paid actor in Hollywood during the 1940s, is respected for her numerous achievements as a woman in the male-dominated entertainment industry. The archive is located in the Frost Room on the first floor of Mugar Memorial Library 771 Commonwealth Ave. The Exhibit can be viewed Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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Month-long women’s film festival starts tonight

March 3rd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Women’s studies is hosting month-long film festival WOMEN TAKE THE REEL: A film festival celebrating Women’s History Month, along with their Graduate Consortium (GCMS) counterparts (MIT, Boston College, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Simmons College and UMass Boston), starting tonight with a screening of Never Perfect by Regina Park at MIT. On Tuesday, March 22, the festival will bring Thirteen by Catherine Hardwicke to campus (640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 101). Barbara Gottfried, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies and GCWS Board of Directors, will speak briefly before the film showing beginning at 6 PM. All of the screenings are free and open to the public.

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Month-long women’s film festival starts tonight

March 3rd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

Women’s studies is hosting month-long film festival WOMEN TAKE THE REEL: A film festival celebrating Women’s History Month, along with their Graduate Consortium (GCMS) counterparts (MIT, Boston College, Brandeis University, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Simmons College and UMass Boston), starting tonight with a screening of Never Perfect by Regina Park at MIT. On Tuesday, March 22, the festival will bring Thirteen by Catherine Hardwicke to campus (640 Commonwealth Ave, Room 101). Barbara Gottfried, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies and GCWS Board of Directors, will speak briefly before the film showing beginning at 6 PM. All of the screenings are free and open to the public.

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Discussion on legendary film director Robert Altman tonight

January 22nd, 2011 in Uncategorized 0 comments

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<p style=”text-align: center”>The life and work of legendary film director <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Altman”>Robert Altman</a> will be celebrated at a symposium tonight at 5:30 PM, marking the publication of a new Altman biography and the 40th anniversary of his seminal film, “M*A*S*H.”  Favorite Altman actors <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Gould”>Elliott Gould</a>, <a href=”http://www.sallykellerman.com/”>Sally Kellerman</a>, and <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Murphy_(actor)”>Michael Murphy</a> will be joined in a panel discussion by his widow, Kathryn Altman, <em>Boston Globe</em> film critic <a href=”http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/burr/”>Ty Burr</a>, and BU Prof essor <a href=”http://www.zuckoff.com/”>Mitchell Zuckoff</a>, author of “Robert Altman: The Oral Biography” (Knopf) followed by a screening of “M*A*S*H.” <strong>Open to the public </strong>($10 for adults, $5 for children), the evening is sponsored by the <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/com/”>BU College of Communication</a> in concert with the <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/alumni/interests/events/winterfest/”>BU Alumni Association’s Winterfest Weekend</a> and co-sponsored by the <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/cas/”>College of Arts and Sciences Core Humanities</a>.  It is taking place at the Tsai Performance Center (685 Commonwealth Avenue).</p>

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Award-Winning Film Director to Lecture and Host Discussion of her Work

November 19th, 2008 in Uncategorized 0 comments

The Boston University Women’s Studies Program and the Humanities Foundation will welcome Hilary Brougher, award-winning director of the 2006 film festival favorite Stephanie Daley, for a lecture and discussion of her work on Wednesday, November 19 from 4-6 pm. The groups will also host a screening of the film on Monday, November 17 from 3-5 pm.

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