Oct 13—14, 2021

Bright Lights:United States vs Reality Winner

Directed by Sonia Kennebeck

Free Event

Co-presented as part of the Boston Women's Film Film Festival and the Emerson College Alumni Association

A state of secrets and a ruthless hunt for whistleblowers – this is the story of 25-year-old NSA contractor Reality Winner who disclosed a document about Russian election interference to the media and became the number one leak target of the Trump administration.



Virtual Event
On Demand Streaming Available OCT 13 @ 7PM ET –
OCT 14 @ 7PM ET


Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 14, 2021


OCT 14 @ 7PM ET

Join for a live 45-minute moderated discussion with director Sonia Kennebeck and producer Ines Hoffman Kanna (MA ‘96)  to follow.

Conversations will stream within the film viewing platform. Audience members are also welcome to join directly on Zoom to participate and submit questions.

join us on zoom

94 minutes


SJ, W, EC (carceral justice)

Closed captions and live captions provided

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The Bright Lights Film 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. Learn More

Tickets will become available WED OCT 13 at 12PM ET.