Past Premieres and Screenings: 2011-
Nov. 13, 2011
"The Reconstruction of Asa Carter"
With Douglas Newman '94 and Laura Browder, PhD '94, filmmakers
Newman and Browder returned to Brandeis for a screening of their documentary and a Q&A with attendees. The hour-long documentary explores the life and legacy of the best-selling author of “The Outlaw Josey Wales” and “The Education of Little Tree.
Nov. 7, 2011
"Mom & Dad: I Have Something to Tell You"
Azar discussed his film, which was screened as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. The movie tells of the journey that parents go through after their children tell them that they are gay.
Oct. 23, 2011
With Nikki Blonsky, actress
Blonsky, who grew up in Great Neck, N.Y., spoke about her role as Tracy Turnblad in "Hairspray," the celebrated play that has been made into a movie. Among the questions she answered, "What was it like to kiss Zac Efron?"
Sept. 8, 2011
With Rod Lurie, director
Lurie visited campus for a pre-release screening of the remake of the Sam Peckinpah classic. Along with directing, Lurie produced and wrote "Straw Dogs," which is based on the Gordon Williams novel "The Siege of Trencher’s Farm." The movie stars James Marsden, Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgard, James Woods, Dominic Purcell, Willa Holland, Walton Goggins, Rhys Coiro and Laz Alsonso.
May 2, 2011
With Debra Granik '85, Oscar-nominated director
The movie, which Granik directed and co-wrote, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Motion Picture of 2010. "Winter's Bone" tells the story of a teenage girl (Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for an Oscar in the lead actress category) struggling to survive in the drug-infested Ozark Mountains while searching for her missing father.