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The Berkeley Beacon

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

‘Subject’ is a thoughtful meta-examination of the documentary genre

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
October 19, 2022

A documentary recently shown as part of the Bright Lights line up interrogates the ethics of the documentary genre itself.  Directed by Jennifer Tiexiera and Camilla Hall, “Subject” follows the...

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

Alum’s debut feature ‘Ham on Rye’ follows the journey of leaving home

By Ethan Cotler, Staff Writer
October 19, 2022

An Emerson alum’s indie drama debut film follows a group of teenagers on their journey away from home, exploring society’s expectations of young adults. From the mind of filmmaker Tyler Taormina...

‘Fly So Far reminds us to think about the injustices in foreign countries

‘Fly So Far’ reminds us to think about the injustices in foreign countries

By Samantha Deras, Correspondent
October 6, 2022

“We are guilty of the simple fact of being women.”  This quote makes up just one of the many emotional scenes in the 2021 documentary about El Salvador’s strict abortion laws.  Directed by...

Bright Lights releases fall 2022 program

By Alison Sincebaugh
September 21, 2022

The Bright Lights film series, presented by Emerson’s visual and media arts department, recently announced its fall 2022 lineup, with the first screenings taking place on Sept. 22.  The chosen films...

Kristen Stewart, star of Spencer, at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Photo credit: Georges Biard.

Bright Lights features ‘Spencer,’ a fascinating portrayal of icon Princess Diana

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
March 3, 2022

Spencer, shown Feb. 24 as part of the Bright Lights Film Series, decidedly shirks the characteristics of the biopic genre. Instead of acting as a realistic record of Princess Diana’s life, director Pablo...

Bright Lights spring logo, courtesy of their Instagram.

Bright Lights announces spring 2022 lineup

By Karissa Schaefer, Emerson Los Angeles Bureau Chief
January 26, 2022

Bright Lights Film Series recently announced their spring-2022 lineup, returning to in-person screenings on Jan. 27 for Fanny: Right to Rock.  This season features 12 films, each premiering every Thursday...

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