[solidarity] Bright Lights Cinema Series: How to Blow-up a Pipeline

Thursday, Sep 21

This fall, the Bright Lights Cinema Series at Emerson College is presenting Future Imaginaries: Visions for Environmental Justice. This series consists of 3 screenings and conversations about the environment. Here is the entire schedule.

The first of these events is “How to Blow Up a Pipeline.” In this film, a crew of young environmental activists execute a daring mission to sabotage an oil pipeline, a taut and timely thriller that is part high-stakes heist, part radical exploration of the climate crisis. The screenplay is based on the controversial book by Andreas Malm. Panel discussion on the future of environmental activism will follow the screening, which will include a representative from XR Boston.

The screening will take place in the Bright Family Screening Room inside the Paramount Theater on Thursday September 21 at 7:00 PM. Screenings are always free and open to the public.

Seating is on a first come basis and doors are at 6:30pm. There will also be a reception in the lobby following the conversation. This program will be fully captioned (including the conversation): https://websites.emerson.edu/brightlights/how-to-attend/accessibility/

The Bright Family Screening Room is on the 4th floor of the Paramount Center (559 Washington Street).

If you have any questions, please contact brightlightsemerson@gmail.com

Other movies in this series:

Thursday, October 5th Radical Imagination: Responding to an Environmental Crisis in Motion

The world around us is changing, the climate of our planet, our immediate environment, and our future as the inhabitants of Earth. In this curated collection, each film serves as a powerful catalyst for change. From stunning cinematography that captures the wonders of nature to heartfelt narratives that expose environmental injustices, these documentaries invite you to explore the delicate balance between humanity and the planet, examining the varied but urgent environmental challenges we are facing.

Homa Sarabi is a filmmaker, artist, and educator. She works primarily with moving images and examines the potential of documentary in personal storytelling. She is the director of production, safety, and sustainability and an affiliated faculty at Emerson College, where she teaches 16mm experimental filmmaking. Discussion with filmmakers moderated by program curator Homa Sarabi to follow.

Thursday, November 30th Lakota Nation vs the United States

Directed by Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli, documentary, English, United States, 118 minutes, 2023.

Lakota Nation vs. the United States chronicles the Lakota Indians' century-long quest to reclaim the Black Hills, sacred land that was stolen in violation of treaty agreements. A searing, timely portrait of resistance, the film explores the ways America has ignored its debt to indigenous communities, and ponders what might be done today to repair the wrongs of the past. Discussion with Emerson College professor Adam Spry (White Earth Anishinaabe) to follow.


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