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Film as Art at the MFA

BU students and alums screen work at museum


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Click on the title to watch an excerpt from Werewolf Trouble. Click on the title to watch an excerpt fromDetained. Click on the title to watch an excerpt from A Simple Taste.

A special Boston University event at the Museum of Fine Arts will see the screening tonight of work by six student and alumni filmmakers — including finalists from the 2008 and 2009 Redstone Film Festivals.

The films are Detained, by Jenny Alexander (COM’08); Werewolf Trouble, by Charlie Anderson (COM’09); Just Like It Was, by Will Lautzenheiser (CAS’96, COM’07), a COM lecturer; Welcome Home, Patrick, by Brielle Murray (COM’08); Exhibit “A,” by Erik Scanlon (COM’09); and A Simple Taste, by Jac Woods (COM’08).

Two of the films have won prizes at BU’s annual Redstone Film Festival, which is sponsored by Sumner Redstone (Hon.’94), CEO of Viacom, and showcases work by graduate and undergraduate Boston University students. Detained, a 27-minute documentary that chronicles the lives of several undocumented immigrants who were detained following a raid on a New Bedford, Mass., factory, took second place in 2008; Werewolf Trouble, a comedy about a werewolf who fails to turn back into a human, placed second at the 2009 festival earlier this month. The screenplay for A Simple Taste, a film about a misdirected note sent in a coffee shop, written by Jessie Beers-Altman (COM’08), won BU’s Fleder-Rosenberg short screenplay contest in 2007.

Just Like It Was, the winner of a 2008 CINE Golden Eagle Award, follows the marriage of a blue-collar New England couple as it reaches a breaking point. Exhibit “A” is a pseudodocumentary about a man preparing to commit suicide, and Welcome Home, Patrick is a political satire in which a soldier returns home from Iraq with just his head.

Boston University Student Films begins at 6 p.m. in the Remis Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.


One Comment on Film as Art at the MFA

  • Anonymous on 02.26.2009 at 7:04 am

    I saw Detained at the Redstone Festival last year. That documentary should have won. It’s the most profound film I’ve seen at BU yet.

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