music video preview: MayFair main stage

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
1pm The Luxury
2pm M’Bolo
3pm Bent Shapes
4pm Freezepop
5pm The Sheila Divine

music video preview: MayFair Church Street stage

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)

12pm Grey Season
1pm Vundabar
2pm The Novel Ideas
3pm Parks
4pm Hallelujah The Hills
5pm Air Traffic Controller

retro review: Stories We Tell

In “Stories We Tell” the director, who comes from a clan of actors and artists, interviews and otherwise explores and interesting family mysteries.  While this is interesting, it’s the broader examination of the way we construct narratives for others and ourselves that is particularly fascinating.   (And, given the circumstances of the film making, very meta, without dwelling there for its own sake.)

(side note, both the director and her father will be familiar to those fortunate enough to have followed the Canadian series Slings and Arrows)

This film is currently available to stream on Netflix and Epix.

Director: Sarah Polley Cinematographer: Iris Ng

(In honor of #IFFBOSTON each day of the festival I’ll post a capsule review of an alumni film)