Robbins Library Monthly Series

Thursday, December 15 | Community Room

A GOOD EGG (13 min)  
Sabrina McCormic, Director | USA | 2015 | Narrative | US PREMIERE

A kind of found poetry, the opening or closing lines of novels by authors as varied as Samuel Beckett and Toni Morrison, with appropriated images from the American film noir canon. Based on Daly's edgy graphic novel of the same name, the bizarrely unrelated text elements are knit together with sound and image. Pastiche has already been compared to the works of David Lynch and Pedro Almodovar.

TASHI & THE MONK (40 MIN) 2015 AIFF BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT                                    

Andrew Hinton & Johnny Burke, Directors | MA, USA | 2014 | Doc

On a remote mountaintop a brave social experiment is taking place. Former Buddhist monk Lob sang was trained under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, but eight years ago he left his life as a spiritual teacher in the United States to create a unique community in the foothills of the Himalayas which rescues orphaned and neglected children. Five-year-old Tashi is the newest arrival. Her mother recently passed away and she’s been abandoned by her alcoholic father. Wild and troubled, Tashi is struggling to find her place amongst 84 new siblings. Can the community’s love and compassion transform Tashi’s alienation and tantrums into a capacity to make her first real friend?

Robbins Library @ November 17

THE LONGEST KISS (73 MIN)

Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque, Director | Canada/Sudan | 2013 | Doc | U.S. PREMIERE

The meeting of the Blue and White Nile in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, is referred to as ‘the longest kiss in history’. As the Arab Spring was in full bloom, Sudan, straddled between the Middle East and Africa, and was about to split in two. Facing conflicting identities, the youth in north Sudan are faced with a stale leadership while others in south Sudan hope to start over. Focusing on the stories of six people searching for a place to call ‘home’ ahead of the south’s secession, director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque paints an intimate and detailed portrait of the country’s complex fragmentation.

A CHANCE TO DRESS @ Together In Motion December 2, 2016

A CHANCE TO DRESS (41 Min)                                       

AIFF BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT    

Alice Dungan Bouvrie, Director | Arlington, MA | 2015

76-year-old Professor Emeritus John Southard recently came out to his family, friends and M.I.T colleagues as a cross-dresser after nearly 40 years of easy collegiality. His exuberant outing is reflected, in part, by his efforts to reach out as an educator and counselor to other closeted students and faculty.

Together in Motion: 1 Broadway st, Arlington MA