Fly So Far – Thursday, September 29th

Co-presented as part of Cinefest Latino with the Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Roxbury International Film Festival, and GlobeDocs Directed by Celina Escher, Documentary, Spanish with English subtitles, El Salvador, 88 minutes, 2021. After serving ten years behind bars for her miscarriage, considered by her government to be an act of aggravated murder, Teodora Vásquez becomes a spokesperson for the other 16 Salvadoran women behind bars for the same “crime”…

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See You Then – Thursday, October 6th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Boston Asian American Film Festival, and the Office of Alumni Relations Directed by Mari Walker, Drama, English, US, 74 minutes, 2021. A decade after abruptly breaking up with Naomi, Kris invites her to dinner to catch up on their complicated lives, relationships, and Kris’ transition. Over a night of intimate and vulnerable conversations, a shocking truth is revealed. Discussion with director…

Subject – Thursday, October 13th

Co-presented with the Boston Women’s Film Festival and GlobeDocs Directed by Camilla Hall and Jennifer Tiexiera, Documentary, English, US, 97 minutes, 2022. Subject focuses on the ethics and responsibility inherent in documentary filmmaking. It examines well-known documentaries of the past decade and reveals the impact their commercial success has had on the lives of the onscreen subjects. Discussion with director Jennifer Tiexera and subject Ahmed Hassan from The Square following the screening….

Salma’s Home – Thursday, October 20th

Co-presented as part of the Boston Palestine Film Festival with the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Roxbury International Film Festival Directed by Hanadi Elyan, Drama/Comedy, Arabic with English subtitles, Jordan, 95 minutes, 2022. Three Arab women living in modern day Jordan must put their differences aside and work together in order to survive. Tangled in a family drama after Bakri dies, his two wives and his adopted daughter navigate his inheritance,…

Free Chol Soo Lee – Thursday, October 27th

Co-presented as part of the Boston Asian American Film Festival with the Roxbury International Film Festival Directed by Julie Ha and Eugene Yi, Documentary, English and Korean with English subtitles, US, 83 minutes, 2021. In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case,…

God’s Country – Thursday, November 3rd

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, Globe Docs, and the Office of Alumni Relations. Directed by Julian Higgins, Drama, English, US, 103 minutes, 2022. Based on a short story by acclaimed author James Lee Burke, God’s Country is a character-driven thriller set in the snowy wilderness of the American West. Sandra Guidry is a Black professor living and working in a rural college town. She’s…

Potato Dreams of America – Thursday, November 10th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer and the Boston Underground Film Festival Directed by Wes Hurley, Drama/Comedy, English, US, 97 minutes, 2021. Struggling to survive in the USSR during the turbulent years of Perestroika, Lena and her gay son, Potato, escape into the fantasy world of pirated American movies, but soon the movies are not enough and Elena decides to become a mail-order bride and discover America for herself.  Soon after Lena…

Mama Bears – Thursday, November 17th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, Globe Docs, and the Roxbury International Film Festival Directed by Dareshi Kyi, Documentary, English, 90 minutes, 2021. Mama Bears explores the many ways in which the lives of conservative, Christian mothers are impacted and utterly transformed when they decide to affirm and advocate on behalf of their LGBTQ children. As members of a private Facebook group—which they call the “mama bears” because…

Neptune Frost – Thursday, December 1st

Co-presented with the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Boston SciFi Film Festival, WickedQueer, and the Roxbury International Film Festival. Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman, SciFi/Fantasy, English, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Swahili, and French with English subtitles, 105 minutes, 2021. A group of escaped coltan miners forms an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective in the hilltops of Burundi. They soon attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime that’s exploiting the region’s natural resources —…

Long Live My Happy Head – Thursday, December 8th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer and GlobeDocs Directed by Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan, Documentary, English, UK, 90 minutes, 2022. What would you do if you were told you had a dramatically life-shortening illness when you were 32 years old? Start making comic books about it of course! Well, that’s what Gordon did anyway. Gordon is a Scottish comic book artist with a big bushy beard, very expressive eyebrows—oh, and an…

Fire of Love – Thursday, December 15th

Co-presented with GlobeDocs, The Boston Women’s Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston, and the French Cultural Center Directed by Sara Dosa, Documentary, English and French with English subtitles, Canada, 98 minutes, 2022. Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic…