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  By James Blaszko FILMS Courte-tête (1957) While aboard the Rhinedam in 1957 en route to her Fullbright fellowship at Oxford, Sontag watched many films in the ship’s cinema. In her journals it is clear that she generally disliked many of its offerings. Among the various “stinkers,” however, she wrote that Courte-tête, a recently released French film, was “rather clever.”  The comedy follows a phlegmatic crook as he preys on racing enthusiasts to make a fortune….

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Compiled by Mara Santos FILM The Scarecrow  (1920) This Buster Keaton short from 1920 was the primary inspiration behind Lebensraum. To watch all twenty minutes of it and peak at what the Lebensraum set will look like, click here! In addition to the captivating slapstick humor of Buster Keaton, you may find a new Rube Goldberg trick or two to use around the house! The Artist (2011) When The Artist won the 2011 Academy Award…

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  By Thea Rodgers FILM Girlfight (2000) Girlfight is a reverse Billy Eliot story about a disaffected Brooklyn teenager who, after picking up her brother at a boxing gym one afternoon, finds a passion for life through training to be a boxer. This award-winning indie film stars a young Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious, Avatar) in her acting debut and was produced by Emerson alum Sarah Green (The Tree of Life, Frida).  Take My Eyes…

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  FILMS Through Deaf Eyes (2007) This documentary is packed with historical information about the history of Deaf education in the United States and the continuing social and political challenges that the American Deaf community faces. While it is impossible to fully capture over 200 years of experiences in one documentary, this film is a good introduction and springboard into conversations about and awareness of Deaf culture in the United States. Bread—Modern Marvels (2011) This…

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  By Karina Assad FILM Slings and Arrows (2008) This show takes place at the New Burbage Theater Festival in Canada, where the world of business and demand are always clashing with the artists. Starring Paul Gross, Martha Burns, Stephen Ouimette, Susan Coyne, and Mark McKinney, this series reveals the world of classic Shakespeare Theater and all its ups and downs. You can even catch the New Burbage Theater Festival’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream in…

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