Topic: Film

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs uses documentary film and discussion to convey ideas of social progress.

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Watson launches documentary initiative

January 30, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs launched the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress this semester, a program designed to emphasize social issues and inspire students to explore filmmaking with renowned media practitioners.

Taghi Amirani, Walter Murch and Stephen Kinzer discuss inspiration and complex history behind the new documentary “Coup 53” at a screening of the film in the Granoff Center Tuesday night.

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Watson kicks off documentary initiative with screening of ‘Coup 53’

January 30, 2020 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs kick-started the John F. Kennedy Jr. Initiative for Documentary Film and Social Progress with a screening of “Coup 53” at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Tuesday evening.

On Friday Oct. 18, the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square presented an early screening of A24’s “The Lighthouse,” along with a question and answer segment with the film’s director, Robert Egger. This is Egger’s second directorial project, after “The VVitch,” also produced by A24.

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Diving into ‘The Lighthouse’ with Director Robert Eggers

October 21, 2019 0 comments

An advanced screening of “The Lighthouse,” a film directed by Robert Eggers, uneased and astonished audiences at the Brattle Theater Oct. 17. The event, hosted in collaboration with A24, marked the beginning of the new “The Film And…” Festival, hosted by Independent Film Festival of Boston.

University partners with film studio A24

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University partners with film studio A24

September 19, 2019 0 comments

Starting this fall, the University will partner with film production company A24 — known for works such as “Spring Breakers,” “Ex Machina,” “Lady Bird,” “Moonlight” and “Euphoria” — to bring screenings and events to campus.

Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

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Stars, film industry leaders to grace campus during IFF

March 22, 2019 0 comments

As Hollywood embraces social change through movements like Time’s Up, those same shifting tides will bring young, diverse and empowering stars to the University’s campus as part of the annual Ivy Film Festival Apr. 8-14.

'The Rest I Make Up' highlights the life and artistic career of late Cuban-American artist Maria Irene Fornes.

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Documentary chronicles life of late playwright Maria Irene Fornes

February 21, 2019 0 comments

Last Sunday, the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts hosted a screening of “The Rest I Make Up,” a documentary chronicling the life of the late Maria Irene Fornes, a Cuban-American avant-garde playwright, and her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The documentary “Free Solo” depicts rock climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to summit a 3,000-foot mountain face without any equipment.

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‘Free Solo’ offers slow-burning thrills

December 7, 2018 0 comments

The nerve-wracking film chronicles the journey of Alex Honnold, a famous U.S. rock climber, as he prepares to “free solo” El Capitan.

Chloë Sevigny plays Lizzie Borden in Craig Macneill’s new take on the 19th-century Massachusetts murders. Sevigny acts beside Kristen Stewart in her role as Bridget, the Borden family’s Irish maid.

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‘Lizzie’ hacks away at patriarchy

September 26, 2018 0 comments

From the very beginning of Craig Macneill’s film “Lizzie,” viewers are right behind the fierce female protagonist, played by Chloë Sevigny.

Cable Car closes after 42 years

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Cable Car closes after 42 years

July 28, 2018 2 comments

After 42 years of featuring films in a uniquely intimate setting, Cable Car Cinema and Cafe shut the doors of its 204 South Main St. location May 27, the owners announced in a Facebook post April 26. The closure comes at the tail end of negotiations with the Rhode Island School of Design.

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Film screening details attacks on hospitals as part of humanitarian crisis

April 10, 2018 0 comments

“The New Barbarianism” opens with panning shots of shelled rubble, all that remains of the once-thriving city of Aleppo, Syria.