Often, the Resident Assistants of Emerson’s dorm community utilize screenings of films to bring to light discussions of greater importance — whether it be Selma with its focus on the challenges of racial discrimination or An Inconvenient Truth with its hard look at the burden of climate change.
However, for RA Doug Lane ’19 — Piano Row 6th floor, the challenge of connecting his proposed screening event to a greater sociological topic has proven to be difficult.
“So yeah, I went to the Resident Director and said that I wanted to screen ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ in the MPR this Thursday at 8,” explained Lane to Lion’s Tooth, “But she like wanted me to have good reason to show it or whatever…it’s a hassle, I’ll tell ya that.”
When Lane’s proposal was denied by the Director, he reported that he went to the Housing and Residence Life office for assistance but was promptly told by several administrators to “pick another movie or do something else, Doug.”
Before a frustrated Lane left to do duty rounds he made one more final statement to Lion’s Tooth reporters, “It’s just a fun time at the movies, a total romp…shouldn’t that be enough?”
At press time, there was another goddamn viewing of Food Inc. in the 11th floor of LB, followed by a discussion on vegetarianism led by RAs Kassie and Sarah.