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July 1

Four Films From Young Boston

The HFA is pleased to host a free screening of recent works produced by a group of Boston-based filmmakers, including recent graduates of the Boston University and Emerson College film programs.Allowing personal narratives to shape the creative process, these filmmakers achieve a style of transparent storytelling that playfully obscures the divide between fiction and nonfiction.

Refreshments will be served in the lobby during intermission.

Friday July 1 at 6pm

Short Films

A House Where You Grew Up (19 min, 2011) directed and photographed by Ted Rogers in his hometown of New Milford, Connecticut. The film is constructed by the small, clumsy moments experienced by a 21-year-old student returning to his childhood home, trying to figure out his relationship to his old friends and the stark rural landscape.

People Parade (25 min, 2011) by Chris Maggio & John Wilson. After the star of a long-running variety show passes away, his son is obligated to reunite a weathered cast of television performers and host the final episode. Retired illusionists, singing cowboys and
Peruvian daredevils adorn the stage as the new host protects his father's legacy from a bungling step dad. Caught somewhere in between variety and verité, People Parade is the tale of a new generation paying testament to its predecessor as well as the death of conventional

Human Geography (44 min, 2011) directed by Misha Spivack, tells the story of a young man who follows a girl from Boston to New York. The film maps the intertwined and complex network of connections, casual friendships and love-triangles that keep Alex a perpetual arm's length away from Nyle.

Friday July 1 at 8pm

Kassandra with a K

Directed by Ahmed Khawaja and Andre Puca.
USA 2010, digital video, color, 93 min.

Stranger to more than one strange land, a young Muslim-American fresh out of film school attempts to make a film chronicling his first heartbreak. Employing friends to recreate his life's experience, he also makes use of them as his captive audience. Mixing a little Laurel and Hardy in with a personal documentary and a dash of fiction, the result is a narrative about the awkward difficulty of resolving a broken heart in front of the camera.

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