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Bright Lights Cinema Series

February 2023

Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘Please Baby Please’

How should one be a ‘real’ man or woman? And, what does the institution of marriage have to do with it? Suze (Andrea Riseborough) and Arthur (Harry Melling) are the…

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Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘Riotsville, USA’

The film focuses on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military and police were trained to respond to civil disorder in the aftermath of the…

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Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘You Resemble Me’

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

The true story of Hasna Ait Boulahcen, a woman who was falsely accused of being Europe’s first female suicide bomber. Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two…

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March 2023

Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘My Name is Andrea’

Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin called out the pervasiveness of sexism and rape culture, and…

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Subtle Images of Everyday Revolt: Short Works from Contemporary Iran

In this collection of short films by female and non-binary Iranian filmmakers in Iran and in diaspora, artists explore a wide range of subjects, from stories of war and immigration…

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Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘TikTok, Boom’

TikTok, Boom examines the algorithmic, sociopolitical, economic, and cultural influences and impact of the history-making app. The film balances a genuine interest in the TikTok community and its innovative mechanics…

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Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘Framing Agnes’

In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular, until never-before-seen case…

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April 2023

Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘All the Beauty and the Bloodshed’

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional, and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin, told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and…

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Bright Lights Cinema Series: ‘Mad God’

Equipped with a gas mask and a crumbling map, the Assassin, an iron-clad humanoid, descends into an underworld of grime, blood, and monstrosities. Meandering through the post-apocalyptic wasteland, the Assassin…

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Bright Light Cinema Series: ‘Women Talking’

A group of women gather in a hayloft to discuss how to respond. While the men are away, the women narrow their options down to three: do nothing, stay and…

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