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.
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.
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… Continue reading Pam Grier at Harvard Film Archive screening of Foxy Brown Friday
The Independent Film Festival of Boston’s Fall Focus series at the Brattle Continues with Karyn Kusama’s (Girl Fight, Jennifer’s Body) new film The Invitation a slow burn thriller with a lot of buzz; it recently won best film honors at the 48th Sitges Film Festival in Spain, which is prominent for its fantasy and horror programing.
The Independent Film Festival of Boston has added a new film series in the fall at the Brattle Theater. Sunday’s opening night documentary is Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next. The word on the street from TIFF is that this is an amusing optimistic film, highlighting successful social policies from around the world that Americans… Continue reading @IFFBoston Fall Focus open night film preview: Where To Invade Next
Over 150 local comic creators will be at the 6th annual Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo. There is an exhibition hall, as well as panel discussions, workshops, and activities especially for kids. MICE is held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square, from 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free.
This Saturday in Central Square: River Festival. Six stages for performances! Countless craft and food vendors! And the mysterious re-emergence of People’s Sculpture Racing!
Not watching the Eurovision finals? The first event of Somerville Arts Council’s Dancing in the Streets series starts now in Union Square featuring Quicksilver Dance.
Want to hear great music in a setting that’s a little more intimate than Boston Calling? For over a decade, Club Passim’s four day campfire festival has kicked of the summer with great music from new talent.
This weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and nothing says summer like the 70’s-tastic video for Boston Calling, which starts tomorrow evening:
Steampunk enthusiasts will want to prepare their velocipedes to undertake the journey to Waltham this weekend, which will be transformed to “Watch City” a bustling steampunk setting, celebrating with performances and vendors of arcane technology and fashion. You can also participate in a narative amusement known as “The Conundrum“.
New York is the only US city to have more artists per capita than the Somerville. This weekend 400 artists in Somerville open their studios to the public.
For more than 50 years, Club Passim has nurtured musical talent in the heart of Harvard Square. Here’s a video playlist of the artists performing on the stage they are curating for Mayfair: Passim Stage: 12pm Stash Wyslouch – http://www.stashwyslouch.com/ 1pm The Blue Ribbons – https://www.facebook.com/blueribbs 2pm Damn Tall Buildings – http://www.damntallbuildings.com 3pm The Ladles – https://www.facebook.com/ladlesband?fref=ts 4pm Dietrich… Continue reading music video preview: Passim stage at MayFair
Programmers from the Sinclair are selecting bands playing at MayFair this weekend. Here’s another playlist of music videos featuring bands they have selected for the Main Stage: The Main Stage (Produced by The Sinclair) 12pm Funeral Advantage https://www.facebook.com/Funeraladvantagema 1pm The Luxury http://www.theluxuryband.com 2pm M’Bolo http://www.mboloband.com 3pm Bent Shapes https://www.facebook.com/bentshapes 4pm Freezepop http://www.freezepop.net 5pm The Sheila Divine https://www.facebook.com/thesheiladivine
This year, for the first time, the programmers for the Sinclair have selected bands playing at MayFair, turning it into an astonishing window into great local bands. To get you excited for Sunday’s festival, here’s a selection of music videos featuring each band that will be playing the Church Street Stage: The Church Street Parking… Continue reading music video preview: MayFair Church Street stage
Harvard’s annual showcase of student and faculty creativity begins this weekend. The performance fair on Saturday afternoon is concentrated way to see amazing the amazing talent on campus, but events happen all weekend including theatre, dance, concerts, art installation, literary readings, crafting, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with kazoos, cannons and bells. Also, be certain not… Continue reading Arts First: a weekend celebration at Harvard
Opening in June, this Sundance favorite tells the story of a high school film maker who is told by his mother to befriend a classmate dying of leukemia. Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Cinematography: Chung-hoon Chung Starring: Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton
It’s rare that any film examines challenges of a person, past-midlife, searching for romance and meaning. It’s rarer still that the protagonist of such a film is a woman. In this film, Carol, a widow, is drawn from a rut towards possible futures with two different men. Director: Brett Haley Cinematography: Rob Givens Starring: Blythe Danner, Martin Starr,… Continue reading preview: I’ll See You in My Dreams