Bright Lights Presents: Room

A Soldout Event at Paramount

Where: Paramount Center: Bright Family Screening RoomDirections
When: 7 p.m., Every Tuesday & Thursday during the semester – Upcoming events
How Much: The Bright Lights series is FREE and open to the public

Bright Lights is a screening and talk series presented by Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts. Their mission is to “provide engaging visual media related events to the Emerson College community as well as the wider Boston community.”All the events are free and open to the public.


The Paramount Center is mixed-use residential, academic, and performance venue. The Bright Family Screening Room  seats 170 people and features digital video projection equipment.

The cool thing about this film series is that after every screening, there’s a discussion. Sometimes a panel of experts or special guests come in to help lead the dialogue.

Every show starts at 7 p.m. and they run whenever Emerson College is in session.

On Tuesday, March 15th, I went to see the screening of Room, an Academy Award (and basically every other award) winning film directed by Lenny Abrahamson that came out in early 2016. The Bright Family Screening Room was packed! The event sold out before 7pm.

So, insider tip: show up 30 minutes early if it’s a popular film. A line will form in the lower lobby area, and at 6:45 p.m. they’ll start letting people up to the fourth floor theatre. No actual tickets are issued.

The film was great–a dramatic story of how far a mother’s love extends. As expected, Brie Larson wowed me and Jacob Tremblay stole my heart. I’m positive he will be the next generation’s Ryan Gosling.

Check out the Bright Lights upcoming events and Facebook page to find something that interests you.



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