Film Series

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

Film Series

Spring 2016

Field Niggas image

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

Image from The Wolfpack

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
7 p.m.
Emerson College
FREE

In a speech by Malcolm X, the “field negroes” were the most downtrodden of slaves. In Field Niggas, photographer Khalik Allah gives a voice to today's "field slaves" by focusing his camera on the poorest residents of Harlem. The Angulo brothers, nicknamed "The Wolfpack," spent their entire lives locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Wolfpack is their coming-of-age story.
Image from The Other Side

Thursday, February 18, 2016
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

Tomorrow We Disappear image

Thursday, March 3, 2016
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. In The Other Side, Roberto Minervini opens a window to the abyss of today's America. In 2009 the New Delhi government sold Kathputli to developers for a fraction of its worth. Tomorrow We Disappear follows three of Kathputli’s most-talented performers as they wrangle with the reality of their approaching eviction.
Image from The Invisibles

Thursday, March 24, 2016
7 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE

Above & Below image

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7 p.m.
Somerville Theatre
FREE

The Invisibles accompanies four asylum seekers on their way through the official proceedings: a rare insight into the black box of asylum law. Their hopes of a new start in Germany conflict sharply with the reality of the bureaucratic decision-making process. Far, far away and out of sight, that’s where April, Dave, Cindy, Rick, and the Godfather are creating life on their own terms. Through the hustle, pain, and laughter, in Above and Below, we are whisked away to an unfamiliar world where we discover its inhabitants to be souls not unlike our very own.
Text logo says Independent Film Festival Boston www.iffboston.orgThursday, April 28, 2016
4-9 p.m.
Campus Center Ballroom
FREE
Text logo says Independent Film Festival Boston www.iffboston.orgSaturday, April 30, 2016
1-2 p.m.
Somerville Theatre
Mass. Works-in-Progress, Reception, Boston Premiere + Q&A #DocsSoWhite? - Diversity & Inclusion in Docs Panel

 

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Getting Here

Most films will be shown in the Campus Center Ballroom, located on the UMass Boston campus at 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125. Get directions here. The ballroom is on the third floor of the Campus Center.