Film Series

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Film Series

Fall 2015

The Possibilities Are Endless image

Thursday, October 1, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

Image from Here Come the Videofreex

Saturday, October 3, 2015
7 p.m.
Institute of Contemporary Art
General Admission: $10
Students/ICA Members: $5

Breaking a Monster follows the 13-year-old members of the band Unlocking the Truth as they first encounter stardom. Here Come the Videofreex tells the story of the most radical video collective of the 1960s and 70s.
Image from What Happened, Miss Simone?

Thursday, November 5, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

From This Day Forward image

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

What Happened, Miss Simone? is a documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul." As she approaches her wedding day, in From This Day Forward, director Sharon Shattuck asks her parents how they stayed together even after her Dad came out as transgender.
Image from Tocando la Luz

Thursday, November 19, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

Frame by Frame image

Monday, November 30, 2015
7 p.m.
The Brattle Theatre
Admission Fee

In Tocando la Luz, three blind women from Havana, Cuba confront their heartbreaks and hopes, and navigate their desires for personal independence. After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own in Frame by Frame.
Image from Queen of Silence

Thursday, December 3, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom

FREE

The Armor of Light image

Thursday, December 10, 2015
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom

FREE

The Queen of Silence is a music-driven documentary about a deaf gypsy girl falling in love with Bollywood. The Armor of Light follows an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence.

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