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Go, Domingo, go!!!!

At Clark University
950 Main St.

Tuesday, May 31
5:30 p.m.

FREE TO ALL!

HOPE Multimedia Company is proud to present the Official Screening of Footprints in the Concrete.  

Written, Produced and Directed by Domingo Guyton, “Footprints in the Concrete” is a musical depiction of how a family, church, college and community came together to save a lost youth, trapped in a cycle of hopelessness. Adam Starr of Zone 5 Pictures was the Director of Photography in 2007 when the first interviews were conducted. 

CNN Documentary writer Keith Lovely filmed the final interview with Domingo Guyton in Atlanta in 2015.  Keith Robeson, Adam Starr and James Jackson III edited the film, and Will Thomas of Space Cherry Films was the final editor, bringing it to completion in 2016. 
 
Official Screening: Clark University, 950 Main St., on May 31.

This screening is open to the public and sponsored by the Worcester Youth Workers Alliance with support from Clark University’s Youth Work Practice program, UMass Memorial Community Relations, YouthConnect, Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and the HOPE Coalition. 

The film will begin screening at 5:30 pm. 
 
Through the basis of the film, Domingo Guyton often reverts back to his childhood as a struggle.  While attempting to survive in the mixed pot of drugs, misogyny and violence that Boston delved out in the late 1980s and being born to a single mother on welfare, Guyton went through a series of events that spun his life out of control by the age of 15.  He adds that many of these issues were due to not having a father in his home.  The story shows the results of a broken home and the redemptive message of hope is included, which will serve as an inspiration to all attendees.
 
Persevering through the turbulent teenage years, with the help of Boston City Hospital, BAHEC, Teens Against Gang Violence, Violence Prevention Project, ABCD, City of Boston, New Hope Baptist Church, Roxbury Boys and Girls Club, Holy Tabernacle Church and many others, he graduates from Charlestown High School and he felt he had to get out of Boston to live and went to Worcester State University.  This is where he began writing poetry and filming video.  The documentary takes the viewers on the ride for the raw, unedited version of that time and how, through faith and education, he would eventually graduate college and go on to do awesome work for the Boston and Worcester communities, his family and his church.
 
Pieces of Guyton’s story have been written in two books; Teens With The Courage To Give (featured on the Oprah Show in 2000) by Jackie Waldman and Passionaries by Barbara Metzler.  His music has been placed on national TV shows and films, including CBS Televisions’ 90210, MTV and Paramount Pictures’ Spring Break Lawyer, NBC’s Just Deal and ABC’s Lincoln Heights.  Drumming for Grammy Award winners “Tavares” is when he developed a strong relationship with Feliciano “Butch” Tavares, who is featured in the documentary, along with Dr. Ulric Johnson, Director of Teens Against Gang Violence.  

A host of friends and family members who talk about the turbulent times and recall the influential part that music, hope and faith in God had on turning Guyton’s life around.
 
Domingo Guyton is Writer, Producer and Director of YTF, which won 5 Awards in Film Festivals across the US.  The Co-Producer of My Slave Sister Myself, winner of Best Documentary at both NYC’s 2011 Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Toronto’s 2009 Female Eye Film Festival. He is also the Co-Producer of Lest We Forget: The Black Holocaust, which won Best Documentary for HBO films at the 2007 Martha Vineyard African American Film Festival.
The Song Producer of over 200 songs, 16 music videos and 10 CD’s.  Please watch HLN’s interview with Domingo Guyton about HOPE Multimedia Company.

Main South: Go, Clark U, go!!!

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The following event at Clark University is free and open to the public:
 
“ABRAZOS”
Film screening and discussion with award-winning director Luis Argueta

4 PM

Thursday, October 22

Jefferson Academic Center, Room 320, Downing St.
 
ABRAZOS narrates story of the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel 3,000 miles, from Minnesota to Guatemala, to visit their parents’ homeland and meet their grandparents for the first time. After being separated for nearly two decades, these families are able to share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.
 
About the director:

Luis Argueta is a film director and producer whose work spans features, documentaries, shorts and episodic TV. He has also worked as commercial director, lecturer and teacher in the United States, Europe and throughout the Americas. Born and raised in Guatemala, Argueta is a U.S. Citizen and has been a resident of New York since 1977.

His film The Silence of Neto is the only Guatemalan film ever to have been submitted to the Academy Awards competition and he is the only Guatemalan director to have received a CLIO. In April 2009, the British newspaper The Guardian, listed Mr. Argueta as one of Guatemala’s National Living Icons, alongside Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu and Singer/Songwriter Ricardo Arjona.

In 2010, he released abUSed: The Postville Raid, a film about the devastating effects of US immigration enforcement policies on children, families and communities. The film premiered on the PBS World program America Reframed last December, won “Best Documentary Audience Award” at Cinemaissi Film Festival in Finland and has been presented at nearly 200 venues including immigration and workers conferences, faith based communities, universities and colleges and 13 international film festivals.
 
This event is sponsored by Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS); Peace Studies; International Development and Social Change (IDSC); Languages, Literature and Culture; and the Political Science Department through the Francis A. Harrington Public Affairs Fund

Chandler Street: at Worcester State University

EFN POSTER 7.5.15

350 Massachusetts – Central MA Node is co-sponsoring …

an Environmental Film Night …

at Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St.

Sunday, July 26

5 pm – 8 pm

Ghosh Sci-Tech building, Room 102

The evening will begin with several selected short films, including Forest Man, an award winning short!

Our feature film is Chasing Ice.

Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Watch as a team of photographers deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic, capturing a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers — and undeniable evidence of our changing planet. This movie is not to be missed!

The night will include refreshments, door prizes and plenty of opportunity to hear more about the growing environmental movement in Massachusetts and beyond!

The 11th annual Boston Latino International Film Festival

Opening Film and Reception: 

Thursday, October 25th

Northeastern University

John O’Bryant African-American Institute

40 Leon Street, Northeastern University

Closing Film and Reception:

Sunday, October 28th

Harvard University

Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 0213

CGIS South, S-010, Tsai Auditorium,

The 11th Boston Latino International Film Festival at Harvard University and Northeastern University

Boston – Only America’s biggest and greatest cities host Latino film festivals; Boston is one of such cities. This year the Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) will host its 11th annual event which will be filled with four intense days of films, receptions and special events in four days on between October 25th– 28th

BLIFF is a yearly event on it’s 11 edition. Every year we receive between 250 – 300 applying films to our festival. This year BLIFF will be hosted between Oct. 25-28 at Northeastern and Harvard University and will screen a selection of 60 films from 15 Latin American countries.

“The Northeastern community is proud to host this important festival and proud to showcase the beauty, depth, and creativity of Latino/a and Latin American cinema, diversity and culture.” said Professor Alan West-Durán, Director of the Latino, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Northeastern University. Professor West-Duran is also in charge of bringing BLIFF to Northeastern University,

Films will be screened at two different venues: at the John O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University and at the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Prices will be  $10 per program at both locations. ALL FILMS IN SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE WILL BE SUBTITLE IN ENGLISH. Panels, the opening and closing receptions will be free and open.

“Eleven years ago we had an idea to provide the greater Boston community with a high-quality film festival that would capture and highlight the diverse experiences of Latinos in the United States and abroad. Since then, the festival has grown immensely, and support from the community has been phenomenal,” said Jose Barriga, founder and director of the festival.

The Boston Latino International Film Festival is committed to breaking stereotypes and building communities by using the medium of film to strengthen inter-cultural understanding and promote work of independent filmmakers. Over 60 films from over 14 countries will be featured, including the United States, Argentina, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Mexico, among others. All of these films will be premiering in Boston.

BLIFF 2009 is sponsored in part by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, John O’Bryant African-American Institute at Northeastern University, Vista Higher Learning, El Planeta, MasTV, TuBoston.com, Heineken, BASE, Hope and Confort, The Association of Mexican Restaurant of New England and Jose’s Mexican Restaurant.


2012 BOSTON LATINO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS 

THURSDAY, October 25

Northeastern University

John O’Bryant African-American Institute

40 Leon Street, Northeastern University

5.30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION (FREE)

6.45 p.m. OPENING PROGRAM

Luminaris / Spain / Juan Pablo Zaramella / 2012 / 6min / Short

Long Distance / Cuba / Esteban Insausti / 2010 / 93min / Narrative Feature – Trailer 1 – Trailer 2

9.00 p.m.

The Perfection in your hand / Spain /Guillermo P. Bosch / 10min / Short

Mayan Renaissance / Guatemala / Dawn Engle / 2012 / 68min / Documentary – Trailer

 

FRIDAY, October 26

Northeastern University

West Village F, Room #20, 2pm -10pm

7.15 p.m. Flamenco Program

Mexico Flamenco / Spain-Mexico / Josep Badell & Carlos Snachez-Llibre / 2012 / 53min / Documentary – Trailer

9.30 p.m.  Spanish Shorts Program

A Story for the Modlins / Sergio Oksman / 26min / Doc – Trailer

That Wasn’t Me / Esteban Crespo / 23min / Fic

The Birth / Xavi Sala / 14min / Fic

The Wedding / Marina Seresesky / 12min / Fic – Trailer

What the eye doesn’t see / Natalia Mateo / 15min / Fic

Prologue / Lucas Figueroa / 8min / Fic

.Sub / Jossie Malis Alvarez / 15min / Fic – Trailer

Zombi / David Moreno /  12min / Fic – Trailer

 

SATURDAY, October 27

Northeastern University

West Village F, Room #20, 2pm -10pm

1.30 p.m. PANEL (FREE)

Contemporary Cuba: Film and Media

3.00 p.m. Cuban Shorts Program #2

AM / Dariela Minoso / 13min / Fic

Delirio / Alejandro E. Alonso & Lazaro O. Lemus / 8min / Doc

Madre, la tierra / Ernesto Perez / 15min / Doc

Afuera / Vanessa Portieles & Yanelvis Gonzalez / 20min / Fic

La Sasita / Ariagna Fajardo / 19min / Doc

 

4.30 p.m. International Program

Known Secrets / Honduras / James Joint / 17min

El Rey / US – Central America – Austria / Stefan Lechner / 53min / Documentary – Trailer

 

6.00 p.m. Immigration Program #1

Underprivileged / USA / Rafael Lanus / 15min

Incommunicado / P. Alberto Sanchez / 9min

Q&A with Director P. Sanchez & Producer Mike Paskett

Admissions / Chloe Smolarski / 50min / Documentary  – Trailer

Q&A with Visiting Director

 

AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

SATURDAY, October 27

Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 0213

CGIS South, S-010, Tsai Auditorium,

2.00 p.m. International Program

The World Outside / USA / Zachary Kerschberg / 10mi

Q&A with visiting Director

Delivery / Fabien Ortiz / 12 min.

La Mirada Perdida / Argentina / Damian Dionisio / 11min

La Camioneta / Guatemala – USA / Mark Kendall / 72 min / Documentary – Trailer

4.00 p.m. With My Heart In Yambo / Ecuador / 138min / Documentary – Trailer

6.00 p.m. Central American Program

Inside El Porvenir / Honduras- Switzerland / Rainer Hoffmann & Erika Harzer / 2012 / 85min / Documentary

Q&A with Director Rainer Hoffman

Co-Presented by: Swissnex Boston – Consulate of Switzerland – Trailer

SUNDAY, October 28

Harvard University

Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University

1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 0213

CGIS South, S-010, Tsai Auditorium,

 

4.30 p.m.  Arts, Crafts & Local Economies

Banking on Trust / Argentina / LeeAndrea Morton / 38min / Documentary – Trailer

Silvestre Pantaleón / Mexico / Roberto Olivares / 65min /Documentary

6.30 p.m. CLOSING FILM

Esperanza / USA / Michael Martinez / 9min / Fic

Anyone Out There / Brazil / Tiaraju Aronovich / 2012 / 115min / Narrative Feature – BLIFF’s Curator’s 2012 Choice!

8.30 – 9.30 P.M. CLOSING RECEPTION (FREE)

 

Throw a “Capitalism: A Love Story” house party! This weekend 1,000 to be held across the nation!

Friends,

This weekend over a thousand homes across America will be hosting viewing parties of my latest film, “Capitalism: A Love Story.” I’d like to invite you to be part of this great shared event. And I will be there live, over the phone, at many of them to talk to you and take your questions.

MoveOn.org is launching a huge new campaign to take back democracy from the corporations and lobbyists. And I’m thrilled that they’ve decided to kick it off by bringing people together to watch my film.

Here’s all you have to do to become an official host of a “Capitalism” House Party or attend an existing one:

Go to MoveOn.org and they will explain it all. It’s quite simple. Invite a bunch of friends, family or neighbors over to your home to watch “Capitalism: A Love Story” (or RSVP for an existing party). Continue reading Throw a “Capitalism: A Love Story” house party! This weekend 1,000 to be held across the nation!

“We the People” to “King of the World”: “YOU’RE FIRED!”

By Michael Moore

Nothing like it has ever happened. The President of the United States, the elected representative of the people, has told the head of General Motors — a company that’s spent more years at #1 on the Fortune 500 list than anyone else — “You’re fired!”

I simply can’t believe it. This stunning, unprecedented action has left me speechless. I keep saying, “Did Obama really fire the chairman of General Motors? The wealthiest and most powerful corporation of the 20th century? Can he do that? Really? Well, damn! What else can he do?!”
This bold move has sent the heads of corporate America spinning and spewing pea soup. Obama has issued this edict: The government of, by, and for the people is in charge here, not big business. John McCain got it. On the floor of the Senate he asked, “What does this signal send to other corporations and financial institutions about whether the federal government will fire them as well?” Continue reading “We the People” to “King of the World”: “YOU’RE FIRED!”