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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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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