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Tracy Heather Strain directs Zora Neale Hurston documentary
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Tracy Heather Strain directs Zora Neale Hurston documentary
“Zora Neale Hurston: Claiming A Space,” premieres on PBS Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 9 p.m. as part of the network’s “American Experience” series. A major writer and anthropologist, Hurston was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s.
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‘Dear Remedios...’ — A love letter to an artist, written in Flamenco dance
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‘Dear Remedios...’ — A love letter to an artist, written in Flamenco dance
Art historian, Flamenco dancer and cinematographer María Aliaga fell in love with the painter Remedios Varo 10 years ago. After a decade of research and creative devotion, she has channeled her feelings into a performative letter to the artist. “Querida Remedios” is a love letter written in Flamenco dance from Aliaga to Varo, and on Dec. 1, audiences can experience it on film at the Dance Complex in Cambridge.
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Emilio Rojas exhibit delves into immigrant experiences
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Emilio Rojas exhibit delves into immigrant experiences
In the wake of the recent news story of migrants shuttled unknowingly from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, Emilio Rojas’s show “Emilio Rojas: tracing a wound through my body,” on view through Nov. 6 at Emerson College’s Emerson Contemporary, feels extremely timely.
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CineFest Latino Boston is the city’s new Latino film festival
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CineFest Latino Boston is the city’s new Latino film festival
This fall, the team behind the Boston Latino International Film Festival will debut CineFest Latino Boston, a new festival with similar goals to celebrate Latin American filmmakers and educate moviegoers about the diversity of the Latinx experience.
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Boston Ballet multimedia pop-up stops in Grove Hall during ‘Open Streets’
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Boston Ballet multimedia pop-up stops in Grove Hall during ‘Open Streets’
The Boston Ballet’s ÜNI public art installation will pop up in Grove Hall on Aug. 6 as part of the Boston Open Streets Initiative. The installation presents in a dome structure dance films and audio-visual artworks created by the ballet.
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Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person
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Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person
The Roxbury International Film Festival is back in person for its 24th year bringing independent films by diverse and underrepresented filmmakers to Boston.
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'SanDance!' documentary explores ancient, sublime African dance tradition
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'SanDance!' documentary explores ancient, sublime African dance tradition
In partnership with Global Arts Live, “SanDance!,” an independent documentary film about the age-old dance culture of Africa’s San (Bushman) First Peoples, will stream live on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.
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Science on stage
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Science on stage
Boston’s Museum of Science has debuted a robust schedule of after-hours programs for adults in the winter/spring 2022 season, including a conversation with award-winning actress and mental health advocate Taraji P. Henson.
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MFA exhibit highlights women in activism
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MFA exhibit highlights women in activism
“Helina Metaferia: Generations,” at the Museum of Fine Arts is the culmination of several years of the artist’s work and research in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) liberation movements.
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Thato Mwosa's ‘Memoirs of a Black Girl’ lands distribution deal
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Thato Mwosa's ‘Memoirs of a Black Girl’ lands distribution deal
Thato Mwosa knows how rocky the teenage years can be. As a film instructor at Brookline High School and a mother of three children ages 16, 13 and 8, she sees the numerous challenges that many young people face each day — from cyberbullying and being jumped to snitching — as they try to navigate high school, friendships and their daily lives.
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The 2021 Boston Latino International Film Festival debuts virtually
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The 2021 Boston Latino International Film Festival debuts virtually
The Boston Latino International Film Festival will screen a curated selection of nine films Sept. 24-Oct. 3 on a virtual platform in collaboration with ArtsEmerson. This year’s festival will continue BLIFF’s 20-year legacy of breaking down Latinx stereotypes through film and bringing Boston’s diverse communities together.
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A revealing portrait of Mary J. Blige
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A revealing portrait of Mary J. Blige
In November of 1994, Mary J. Blige released her second album, “My Life” — a collection of deeply intimate and personal songs that revealed her battles with alcohol and drug addiction, depression and an abusive relationship. What resulted was not only awards and acclaim, but a profound and enduring connection forged with millions of fans around the world. That connection is captured in the documentary, “Mary J. Blige’s My Life,” directed by Vanessa Roth.
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