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Zombies Flick, Other Hot Films Close Semester

Seth Grahame Smith

Seth Grahame Smith '98, mashup author

The Fall 2015 Bright Lights Series is ending with a bang, with two exclusive advance screenings for the Emerson College community.

An advance screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will take place in the Bright Family Screening Room on Thursday, December 10, for the Emerson community only. The screenplay was adapted from Emerson alumnus Seth Grahame-Smith’s (Class of ’98) best-selling parody novel of the same name. A reimagining of the Jane Austen classic, Pride

Seth Grahame Smith book cover

Emerson College alumnus Seth Grahame Smith's book, which the new film of the same name is based on the

and Prejudice and Zombies tells the story of lovers from different social classes in 19th-century England…but now with zombies.

Grahame-Smith will join the audience via Skype for a post-film discussion. Seating is on a first-come basis and doors open at 6:30 pm.

The Emerson community is also invited to an advance screening of The Revenant on Wednesday, December 2, in the Bright Family Screening Room. This will be the Screening Room’s first 4K screening. Directed and co-written by Academy Award winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman, Babel), The Revenant is a visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit.

Actor Will Poulter (The Maze Runner, Son of Rambow) will be in attendance for a discussion with Performing Arts Assistant Professor Lindsay Beamish following the screening. Seating is on a first-come basis and doors open at 6:30 pm.

The following screenings are part of the regular Bright Lights Series and are free and open to the public. Seating at the Bright Family Screening Room is on a first-come basis and doors open at 6:30 pm.

Director and main actor Bennett Jones will lead a discussion following the screening of I Am a Knife with Legs, an offbeat comedy about an international rock star who hides out in Los Angeles and prepares for a showdown with death. The screening is Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 pm.

Emerson Visual and Media Arts Professor Martie Cook will lead a discussion following the screening of Brand: A Second Coming, a documentary that follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he tries to break out of the very Hollywood system that built him. The screening is Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm.

Emerson Visual and Media Arts Senior Scholar-in-Residence Jim Lane will lead a discussion following the screening of Lost River, the directorial debut of actor Ryan Gosling. It is a dark fairy tale about love, family, and the fight for survival in the face of danger. The screening is Tuesday, December 8, 7:00 pm.

Russell Brand

A scene from the documentary Brand: A Second Coming, about comedian/author/activist Russell Brand