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.
YOU ARE INVITED TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF THE A24 FILM
2015 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT THE KENDALL SQUARE CINEMA AT 7:00PM
TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COMPLIMENTARY PASSES
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
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.