Past Event

Dec 08 | 7:00 pm

Bright Lights:Long Live My Happy Head

Directed by Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan

Free Event

Co-presented with Wicked Queer and GlobeDocs

What would you do if you were told you had a dramatically life-shortening illness when you were 32 years old? Start making comic books about it of course! Well, that’s what Gordon did anyway. Gordon is a Scottish comic book artist with a big bushy beard, very expressive eyebrows—oh, and an inoperable, incurable brain tumor. By making autobiographical comics about his experience, he is able to communicate his thoughts and reactions to cancer in a medium and a language that is disarming, accessible and inviting. Discussion with directors Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan to follow.



Emerson Paramount Center
Bright Family Screening Room
559 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111


Dec 08, 2022 | 7:00 pm

Post Film Q&A

Discussion with directors Will Hewitt and Austen McCowan to follow.


90 minutes


Please Note:
Proof of vaccination or a negative test is required for entry

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Closed Captioned


Tickets for this screening will be available to reserve starting on THU, DEC 08 @ 12PM in-person at the Emerson Paramount Theatre Box Office, 559 Washington Street, or by phone at 617.824.8400.

Please note that registration for this free event does not guarantee access. You must be present at the theatre by the event start time to guarantee your seat. In the event of a sold out screening, unused tickets will be redistributed.

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The Bright Lights Cinema Series is presented by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. The mission of the series is to create community through cinema and welcomes both Emerson faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public.
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