This week from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24, ArtsEmerson, part of Emerson College, holds its first ever Festival Focus, an annual celebration of critically acclaimed international films that screened at major festivals in the previous year and that will probably not receive a commercial release in the Boston area.
This inaugural year, Festival Focus will screen six remarkable international films including, the uniquely constructed British documentary, The Arbor, about the playwright Andrea Dunbar, the New York Times favorite Summer of Goliath, a documentary from Mexico and the Romanian The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu, which was one of the most talked about entries at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and tells the reign of the infamous Romanian dictator entirely through propaganda and official footage.
Tickets for each film are $10 or $5 for students. For those interested in seeing more than one of the six movies playing during the festival should consider buying a $30 pass which gives them entry to four of any of the films.
ArtsEmerson shows atypical films year round at their theater in downtown Boston. For those moviegoers who love seeing independent or rarely seen cinema, ArtsEmerson offers a film membership that gets you eight free film admissions and discounted tickets on film and theater for a year for $60. To become a member, you can join on their membership page. For more information on tickets and the films playing at Festival Focus, check out their site.