Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 7:00p -
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
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The inaugural GlobeDocs Film Festival will premiere on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, celebrating documentary films and filmmakers and inspiring audiences to experience all that Boston has to offer as a cornerstone of documentary filmmaking in the United States. This five-day documentary film festival is a signature event of HUBweek, a week-long celebration of the integration of art, science and technology, taking place in Boston October 3-10, 2015.
Over five days, the GlobeDocs Film Festival will include screenings of twelve thought-provoking new feature-length films and a program of shorts, as well as insightful post-screening conversations with the filmmakers, knowledgeable experts, and top journalists. Screenings will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, the Kendall Square Cinema and the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Center at Emerson College.
The festival is being curated by Lisa Viola, Director of Programming for the GlobeDocs Film Festival. She brings exceptional experience to the role, having served for many years as a programmer at the Provincetown International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.
“Documentary films and filmmakers play an incredibly important role in our society, allowing us to explore issues, showcase experiences, and take audiences on a journey,” said Viola. “At the GlobeDocs Film Festival, we’ll feature some of the best documentaries produced recently, both from Boston and across the nation. We want people to view films they might not otherwise see, and consider ideas that can expand their thinking.”
Stink! / (Director: Jon Whelan) Are the products on store shelves always safe? Should we have the ability to make informed choices? Director Jon Whelan takes a journey from the retailer to the lab, through corporate boardrooms and into the halls of Congress as he tries to determine why companies don’t need to disclose all the chemicals in their products.