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“Nice View”: Witness the Miracle on March 18

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Independent Chinese director Wen Muye’s latest film “Nice View” was released in the US this past weekend after making over 1.2 billion Renminbi (RMB), around $170 million, during its theatrical release in China. “Nice View” is set in Shenzhen, one of China’s richest and busiest cities. The film centers on Jing hao, a 20-year-old man,… Read more »

“After Yang”: The typical American family in the near future

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“After Yang,” directed by South Korean-American filmmaker Kogonada, premiered in North America at the Sundance Film Festival this past January where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. The $20,000 award is for directors whose feature-length film focuses on science, technology, or depicts a scientist, engineer, or mathematician as a major character, according to the… Read more »

Several independent films nominated in 94th Academy Awards

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominations, with several independent films making the cut in a variety of categories. “Belfast,” a British coming-of-age film directed by Kenneth Branagh, received seven nominations including Best Picture, though it wasn’t the only independent film nominated for the Academy’s most prestigious award. “CODA”… Read more »

“Indemnity” will keep you on the edge of your seat

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Directed and written by Travis Taute, “Indemnity” is a heart-breaking, action-packed thriller about loss, survival, and grief. After ex-firefighter Theo Abrams wakes up next to his dead wife Angela, he must rid himself of the murder accusation with no recollection of what happened that night.  A perfect fit for Black History Month, the film stars… Read more »

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

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“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 »