Somerville Arts Council and Somerville Media Center Partner on Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festival

ArtsUnion film festival celebrates local Somerville voices.

SOMERVILLE –  The Somerville Arts Council and the Somerville Media Center announce the third annual Cinema Somerville Outdoor Film Festsival, set for Saturday, May 19, from 8 to 9:30 p.m. This outdoor film fest in Union Square Plaza will feature short films about Somerville’s diverse voices. In the event of inclement weather, the film festival will be held inside Somerville Media Center at 90 Union Square Plaza.

The 2018 festival theme is “Voices,” celebrating local community voices of all types. These include voices of creativity, voices of change, voices of struggle, voices of happiness, voices of empowerment, voices of hopes and dreams, giving voice to the voiceless, etc. The screen time will total 90 minutes and start promptly at 8:30 p.m.

The Cinema Somerville Film Festival Lineup (in order of screening) is:

Dear Little Black Girl Poem by Crystal Chandler
KIT+RENEE by Ian MacLellan
Miranda Warning by Nino De La Cruz
SELF CONSCIOUS by Jessie Hansen
Split by Katrina Li
AI by Linda Fitzpatrick
Connecting Leave No Trace to Gentrification by Taylor Copeland 
The Nature of the Flame by Mike Messier
Echoes of What Used to Be by Emilio Guido
High Energy Vintage by John DiLoreto
Muse by Emily Freed
Voices by Rachel Napoliello
Waiting by Risa Gelles-Watnick
Carro by Gustavo Rosa
Songs of Azores by Adrianne Jorge
Dear Little Black Boy Poem by Crystal Chandler

With questions about the festival or press queries, please contact Special Events Manager, Nina Eichner at 617-625-6600 ext. 2998.


Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or [email protected].