UMass Boston free film series: Mistaken for Strangers

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 7:00pm

The University of Massachusetts Boston Film Series, which is free and open to the public, showcases innovative and thought-provoking filmmakers and their work.

Tonight's film: Thursday, December 5 @ 7PM - MISTAKEN FOR STRANGERS
Filmmaker Q&A with Tom Berninger

In 2010, rock band, The National, were about to embark on the biggest tour of their career. Lead singer Matt Berninger invited his younger brother, Tom, to join the tour's crew. A budding horror filmmaker, Tom, decided to bring his camera along. Tom's at sea in the world of indie rock, and living in his brother's shadow brings out the younger sibling in him - he drinks, complains, and struggles to balance his ambition with his tour responsibilities. The result is a film about brothers and about making something of your own.

Tom Berninger was born and raised in Cincinnati. At an early age—and guided by his older brother, Matt—Tom discovered a love of movies, especially horror and action films. After attending film school at Montana State University, he moved back to Cincinnati, where he continued to work on short films with his friends. Mistaken for Strangers is Tom’s most ambitious film to date.

The UMass Boston Film Series pays particular attention to emerging and iconic directors of acclaimed documentaries that have obtained recognition for their unique, relevant, and exceptional cinematic efforts. The Series hosts filmmakers for in-person Q&As moderated by curator and lecturer Chico Colvard. The Film Series also partners with UMass Boston faculty, film industry insiders, and local organizations to participate in post-screening panel discussions about the issues central to the featured films. Ultimately, the UMass Boston Film Series aims to create a synergy of place around the moving image.

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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