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MMFF

2018 Films

Irma Alicia Velásquez Nimatuj featured in 500 Years

"500 Years": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The third and final installment of Pamela Yates's trilogy "The Resistance Saga," 500 Years exposes Guatemala's official history of brutality, entrenched racism and genocide through the indigenous Mayan population's uprising that threatens to topple a corrupt government.

Clause Lansmann. This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please join us on 3/21 for the next event in MMFF!

"Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah" Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The 92-year-old French journalist, philosopher and filmmaker reflects on the trials and tribulations he faced during the 12-year journey to make his Holocaust masterpiece, Shoah (1985).

black and white photo of many WWII soldiers looking at the camera

"GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 7:30 pm

In this groundbreaking  feature documentary for broadcast on national public television, Jewish veterans bring their unique and profound war experiences to life.

Still from "Institustions of Fear"

"Institutions of Fear": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 7:30 pm

This provocative documentary broadcast on Catalan public television explores a silenced aspect of the contemporary history of Spain where, unlike in Ireland where mistreatment of children under state care has been acknowledged, such cases have not been prosecuted.

Svetlana Boym

"Svetlana Boym: Exile and Imagination": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 7:30 pm

 Interweaving videos, interviews, photographs, and photomontage with the subject's original texts and film excerpts, this documentary pays tribute to Svetlana Boym's legacy.

Angel Wagenstein

"Angel Wagenstein: Art is a Weapon": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm

An exquisitely crafted and intellectually provocative documentary essay on the great Bulgarian screenwriter, novelist, and lifelong revolutionary Angel Wagenstein.

Stars / Sterne

"Stars / Sterne": Screening

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm

This gripping drama, based on the personal story of screenwriter Angel Wagenstein during the Holocaust in the Balkans, sheds light on the Sephardic experience of WWII.

Betting on Zero

"Betting on Zero": Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Betting On Zero explores the battle waged by controversial hedge fund titan Bill Ackman and Latina activist Julie Contreras to expose Herbalife as a massive international pyramid scheme.

Faces Places / Visages Villages

"Faces Places / Visages Villages": Screening

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 7:30 pm

(2017, dir Agnès Varda and JR, France, 89 min) 

Please join us for a screening of "Faces Places / Visages Villages" as part of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival: "Film Lives!"

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New Book by French & Francophone Studies and Comparative Literature Alum Lara Curtis