The Fall Focus series continues this evening at the Brattle Theatre with a screening of a documentary based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript. The filmmaker connects Baldwin’s words, narrated by Samuel L Jackson, to both the historical civil rights and black power movements, and to the struggles of today.
IFFBoston continues at the Brattle tonight with The Handmaiden.Set in the 1930s this intense, stylized film tells the of a Korean pickpocket who is drawn towards an Japanese heiress she is meant to defraud. But there are wheels within wheels, as the complicated plot unfolds in three acts. Complications arise not just from individuals scheming, but also Japanese colonialism, patriarchy and class divisions. But it’s set pieces of lust (and brief moments of grotesque violence) that stand out. At the Brattle this evening.
The second annual Independent Film Festival Boston Fall Focus series at the Brattle Theatre Sunday evening, with a free screening of the critically acclaimed Moonlight.Free Passes are available, with seating availble on a first come, first served basis.
Come on down to the dirty water! And, if you want a more 21st century experience, you can watch the regatta livestream.
This evening the Boston Circus Guild kicks off the Halloween season in Harvard Square with their 4th annual Cirque of the Dead. It’s an immersive combination of acrobatic spectacle, and the spectral amusements of the season, with live music, sideshow, burlesque, and other diabolic divertissement. Running through Saturday the 29th.
The 2016 HONK! Festival of Activist Street Bands is this weekend, with Sunday’s Parade to Harvard Square coinciding with the Oktoberfest celebration there.
If you aren’t attending the Hutchins Center event this evening, where she is receiving the W.E.B Du Bois award, you’ll have a second chance to see her, in conversation with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. at the Harvard Film Archive 7:00 p.m. screening of Foxy Brown.
“You just handle the justice, and I’ll handle the revenge myself.”