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The HES Writing Program and "Room" film invitation

Interestingly, I received an email from the "HES Writing Program" today that seemed to be addressed only to ALM IT Digital Media candidates.  I was wondering if the below invitation was received by any other HES students, or if it is just closed to IT Digital Media candidates.  It's an interesting connection between the HES Writing Program and the ALM IT Digital Media group, as I'm not sure there are enough of us in the Boston area to make much of a showing at such an event.  I'm glad that they're trying to create more of a community for the ALM IT Digital Media student body, though.

Hello Digital Media Degree Candidates  -  

We would like to extend this invitation to you on behalf of the HES Writing Program.

Please enjoy!



YOU ARE INVITED TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE A24 FILM  

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2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S  PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD WINNER

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT THE KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA AT 7:00PM


TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PASSES

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Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

Written By: Emma Donoghue (based on her novel)

Produced By: Ed Guiney, David Gross

Starring: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, Sean Bridgers, Megan Park

Boston Release Date: October 23, 2105  

Running Time: 113 minutes

Rating: R for language


Synopsis:

Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, ROOM is a unique and unexpectedly tender exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child under the most harrowing of

circumstances. ROOM tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Jacob Tremblay in a breakout performance), aspirited 5 year-old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Brie Larson, SHORT

TERM 12, TRAINWRECK). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games

and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named “Room.” Ma has

created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s

curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the

scariest thing yet: the real world. ROOM also stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Joan Allen and Academy Award® nominee William H. Macy.

At once a taut narrative of captivity and freedom, an imaginative trip into the wonders of childhood, and a profound portrait of a family’s bonds and fortitude, ROOM is a beautifully

transcendent experience based on the award-winning global bestseller by Emma Donoghue. Director Lenny Abrahamson (FRANK) remains faithful to the novel while bringing Jack, Ma

and their entirely singular world to heart-pounding and intensely cinematic life. ROOM demonstrates the triumphant power of familial love even in the darkest of circumstances, and is

sure to take its place among the most emotionally affecting films to ever explore the bond between parents and children.

Comments

  • KleosKleos Posts: 57
    edited September 2015
    Great - I did not receive this via email. It is interesting though. By the way, the images aren't coming through on the post. What is the HES Writing Program?
  • GratGrat Posts: 272
    That's a good question.  The only time Digital Media students do much writing is for the Thesis or for EXPO E-48, "Multimedia Communication:  Introduction to Digital Storytelling" with Marlon Kuzmick.  I'm assuming they're a writing center to help with writing though.

    In fact, they're both good questions, because I can see the images.  Not sure why that's happening.
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