Please Baby Please – Thursday, February 9th

Co-presented with the Boston Underground Film Festival, Wicked Queer and the Boston Women’s Film Festival Directed by Amanda Kramer, drama/ musical, English, USA,  95 minutes, 2022. Big issues, packaged in flamboyantly witty dialogue, are addressed amidst hyper-stylized decors with a theatrical 1950s feel (think a rather dark, campy twist on West Side Story (1961) as directed by John Waters). How should one be a ‘real’ man or woman? And, what…

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Riotsville, USA – Thursday February 16th

Co-presented with the DocYard, LEF Foundation, the Independent Film Festival Boston   the Boston Women’s Film Festival and Globedocs Directed by Sierra Pettengill, documentary, English, United States, 91 minutes, 2022. Welcome to RIOTSVILLE, USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military…

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You Resemble Me – Thursday, February 23rd

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Boston Women’s Film Festival Directed by Dina Amer, drama, English and Arabic with English subtitles, United States, France and Egypt,  91 minutes, 2022. The true story of Hasna Ait Boulahcen, a woman who was falsely accused of being Europe’s first female suicide bomber. Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the…

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My Name Is Andrea – Thursday, March 2nd

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: LGBT Film Festival with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Directed by Pratibha Parmar, documentary, English, USA, 94 minutes, 2022. My Name is Andrea is a hybrid feature documentary about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin…

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Subtle Images of Every Day Revolt: Short Works From Contemporary Iran – Thursday, March 9th

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Boston Women’s Film Festival In this collection of short films by Female and Non-Binary Iranian filmmakers in Iran and in diaspora, artists explore a wide range of subjects, from stories of war and immigration to the everyday lives of working people of Iran. At this moment of revolt in their country we are turning to Iranian filmmakers to share their vision…

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TikTok, Boom – Thursday, March 23rd

Co-presented with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Roxbury International Film Festival Directed by Shalini Kantayya, documentary, English, USA, 97 minutes, 2022. Dissecting one of the most influential platforms of the contemporary social media landscape, TikTok, Boom. examines the algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural influences and impact of the history-making app. This rigorous exploration balances a genuine interest in the TikTok community and its innovative mechanics with a…

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Framing Agnes – Thursday, March 30th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival and GlobeDocs Directed by Chase Joynt, documentary, English, USA, 75 minutes, 2022. In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes features preeminent trans culture-makers breathing new life into those…

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All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Thursday, April 6th

Co-presented as part of the Wicked Queer: LGBT Film Festival with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Directed by Laura Poitras, documentary, English, USA, 117 minutes, 2022. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to…

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