Film Screening of Raoul Peck's LUMUMBA at Emerson College

Mar. 16, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Location

Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 555 Washington Street,
Boston, MA
Phone: 617-824-8540

VISIONARY FILMMAKER: RAOUL PECK

Emerson college hosts the acclaimed Haitian director and author Raoul Peck. This marks his first return to Boston in more than 15 years.

On Thursday, March 15 and Friday March 16, 2012, Haitian-born director, producer, writer, and activist Raoul Peck will speak at a public screening of his 2009 film, Moloch Tropical, and present at a book signing for Stolen Images: Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck at Emerson College (with support from the Cultural Service of the French Consulate in Boston and Gallery Basquiat).

Friday, March 16, 6:00 pm —ArtsEmerson Presents: A screening of Lumumba, 35mm color, 115 minutes (in French and Lingala with English subtitles). Based on a true story that depicts the powerful story of the martyred African leader Patrice Lumumba.
Emerson College presents Raoul PeckEmerson College presents Raoul Peck
Screening takes place in

the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center (555 Washington Street, Boston). Admission is $10; $7.50 for ArtsEmerson members and seniors (65+); $5 for students; and FREE to Emerson students. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Peck’s feature films, documentaries, and mini-series have shown at multiple festivals including Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto. His films are known to reflect his international vision and historical and political insights, as illustrated in his 2005 HBO movie Sometimes in April starring Idris Elba, which raised awareness about the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and his 2000 film Lumumba was an enlightening depiction of the Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba.

In 1995, Peck founded the Foundation Forum Eldorado, which focuses on cultural development in Haiti. Between 1996 and 1997, he served as Minister of Culture of the Republic of Haiti. In 2001, he received the Irene Diamond Award for Human Rights from Human Rights Watch for his body of work. He currently serves as the chairman of the École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et du Son (La Fémis), the prestigious French national film school.

Schedule of events (open to the public):
Thursday, March 15, 7:30 pm—The Department of Visual and Media Arts Presents: The Boston Premiere of Moloch Tropical, 107 minutes (in French and Creole with English subtitles). Introduction and Q&A with director Raoul Peck. In a fortress perched on the top of a mountain, a democratically elected president and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a state celebration. On the morning of the event, he wakes up to find the country inflamed, the streets in turmoil.
Screening takes place in the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center (555 Washington Street, Boston). Admission is FREE, and seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Friday, March 16, 2:00–4:00 pm—The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing Presents: A book signing and conversation with filmmaker and author Raoul Peck for the release of his new book Stolen Images: Lumumba and the Early Films of Raoul Peck (Seven Stories Press). The book includes screenplays and piercing images from four of Raoul Peck’s major features and documentary films.
Book signing and talk takes place in the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center (555 Washington Street, Boston). Admission is FREE, and seating is first come, first served. Books will be available for purchase at the event. (The book’s official publication date is April 10). Doors open at 1:30 pm.

Friday, March 16, 6:00 pm —ArtsEmerson Presents: A screening of Lumumba, 35mm color, 115 minutes (in French and Lingala with English subtitles). Based on a true story that depicts the powerful story of the martyred African leader Patrice Lumumba.
Screening takes place in the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center (555 Washington Street, Boston). Admission is $10; $7.50 for ArtsEmerson members and seniors (65+); $5 for students; and FREE to Emerson students. Doors open at 5:30 pm.