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.
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 should “capture” and make their own.
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.
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“.
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 Lot Stage – FiRE + iCE Stage (Produced by The Sinclair)
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 to miss the show where students exhibit and sell their work!
Families looking to celebrate science, engineering, and math should check out Cambridge’s Science Festival. There is a science carnival and robot zoo (!) this Saturday at the main branch of the public library and the War Memorial gym, but there are all sorts of other events happening from the 17th to the 26th, including: multimedia arts programs, lectures, special exhibits and/or free admission at local museums, opportunities to learn new skills, a tour of MIT’s research reactor, and more!