Author: Sam Goodman

Sam Goodman

Independent News Editor Sam Goodman is a third-year student at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where he is pursuing both his BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing with a minor in journalism. Goodman currently serves as Em Magazine’s Editorial Director and operates his own weekly newsletter covering queer nightlife, Boston Uncommon.

Articles Written by Sam Goodman:

LA Queer Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 5th Annual Event

The LA Queer Film Festival, one of the 12 film festivals under the umbrella of the Los Angeles Film Festivals, is currently accepting submissions for its 5th annual event this November. The late submission deadline is July 1 and the last chance deadline Sept. 16. Screening films from around the world while celebrating diverse queer… Read more »

Pride Month Starter Pack: Ten New Queer Films to Catch This Year

Every year when LGBTQ+ Pride Month rolls around, we revisit some of our queer classics: “Pricilla, Queen of the Desert,” “The Birdcage,” “To Wong Foo.” These movies revolutionized queer representation in film and shaped audiences’ understanding of the queer experience. However, though these films jumpstarted a new age of gay cinema, they also depict a… Read more »

Netflix to Release Nigerian Limited Series “Blood Sisters”

Pan-African entertainment network EbonyLife Studios is bringing a bit of Nollywood to Netflix, producing the platform’s first original Nigerian limited series, “Blood Sisters.” Directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang, this four-part crime thriller is set in Lagos and centers around two friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). After Sarah accidentally murders her… Read more »

683 Days Dark: Emerson’s Bright Lights Series returns to in-person screenings for Spring 2022 season

“We come to this place for magic” That’s right. Emerson College’s Bright Theater. Almost 700 days after their Spring 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID lockdowns, the Bright Lights Series has returned to in-person screenings. Free and open to the public, Emerson’s Bright Lights screenings showcase weekly independent films from around the world. Following… Read more »