Category: Film & Television

BU Cinematheque Gives Students a Glimpse into FX’s “The Americans”

Sure, The Americans is about a couple of KGB spies. But executive producer Stephen Schiff told the audience at last Friday night’s BU Cinematheque that the FX series is really about much more: it’s about us. “There’s a lot of skullduggery and spycraft and people doing nasty, nasty things to one another,” Schiff said. “But it’s really… Read More

Emily Sheehan Wins Best Film at Boston Redstone

Nothing could stop Borderline at Friday night’s 37th annual Redstone Film Festival, not even an errant fire alarm in the Tsai Performance Center that temporarily halted the film halfway through its screening. Despite that five-minute interruption, Borderline, directed by Emily Sheehan, took home the best film and several technical awards for its gritty depiction of… Read More

Evan Puschak (COM ’10) Chosen for Forbes’ “30 Under 30” List

Evan Puschak wanted to be a filmmaker when he came to BU, and in a way, he has done that. Puschak (COM’10) is the creator of the YouTube series the Nerdwriter. Through video essays, he examines a wide range of subjects, from art and literature to culture, science, and—most of all—language. The Nerdwriter recently surpassed a… Read More

COM Professor and Alum Create Graphic Novel about War’s Mental Scars

As far back as Jan Egleson can remember, an unseen barrier walled off his father from the world. A World War II naval combat veteran, “he was withdrawn, he was angry, he was unable to really maintain relationships,” says Egleson, a filmmaker and a College of Communication associate professor of the practice, film and television…. Read More

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM ’78) Latest Film Takes on the “American Conscience”

Martin Doblmeier’s (COM’ 80) latest film American Conscious explores the teachings of iconic thinker Reinhold Niebuhr, the man whose philosophies inspired influential leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Barack Obama. Doblmeier recounts Niebuhr’s understanding of justice, social behaviors and human nature allowed him to speak openly but also put him on watch by… Read More

Joshua Weinstein Premieres Film “Menashe” at Sundance Film Festival

COM alum Joshua Weinstein’s (COM ’05) fiction film “Menashe” takes an intimate look into the lives of New York’s Hasidic Jewish community, to give an honest account of the real lives beyond the pop cultural stereotypes often imposed on the group. The all-Yiddish-language film was shot on location in New York’s Hasidim and features a… Read More

COM Alumnae Named to Hollywood Reporter’s 2016 Women in Entertainment Power 100

The Hollywood Reporter honors dynamic women in the entertainment industry on their yearly Women in Entertainment Power 100 list. In an industry where women are making notable strides against the ever-present glass ceiling, commemorating the power of women as successful members of the entertainment industry is essential. This year’s list includes four COM alumnae; Bonnie… Read More

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