UMass Boston film series: Lucky

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 7:00pm

The University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series—an initiative of the Chancellor's Office to showcase innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers and their work— continues today at 7PM with the film LUCKY with Filmmaker Q&A with Laura Checkoway & subject, Lucky Torres.

Masked in tattoos and armed with an indomitable spirit, Lucky Torres has forged a path all her own. Spanning five years, this intimate survival story delves deep into the fringes of NYC to reveal a life etched in wounds, longing, resilience and dreams.

Journalist Laura Checkoway has penned revealing celebrity profiles and investigative features for numerous publications including Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Complex, and Spin. She is the former senior editor of Vibe magazine. Her first book, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011 and short-listed as one of the best music books of the year by NPR. She’s directed and produced documentary segments for PBS World, Google and Scion/Toyota. Lucky is her first feature length documentary.

Screening Location:

Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

Getting Here:

Take the Red Line to JFK/UMass
Shuttles run from subway to Campus Center non-stop
Parking is available


100 Morrissey Blvd.
Dorchester, MA 02125


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