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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BOSTON’S FILM PROGRAMMERS

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As it turns out, there’s an art and a business behind film curation—selecting what plays when, acquiring prints in a preferred format, publicizing screenings, and attracting the right audiences for unique movie nights you won’t find at suburban cinemas. Continue reading

SUPER 8: BOSTON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH VIGOR

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For as much as the words “Palestine” and “Palestinian” may appear in the news we consume, rarely are they attached to an exploration of the amazing wealth of art, humanity, and creativity in Palestinian culture that is simply waiting for the outside world to discover it. Continue reading

TAPEHEADS: FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL RETURNS TO BOSTON

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Among FFF’s most newsworthy finds was “Carnival in Rio,” a TV special starring the future Governator as he made a spectacular ass of himself in Brazil without the slightest awareness. Continue reading

BLACK RADICAL IMAGINATION: EMERGING ARTISTS TELL NEW STORIES OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

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“The linear structure has always kind of been a deterrent for people of color to express their stories. It’s a structure that’s been indoctrinated by the entertainment industry. Part of making this program was to oppose that, and the stereotypes we’re constantly boxed in, and the lack of ownership we have of over our identities on screen.” Continue reading

THE FINAL FEAST: J. CANNIBAL REFLECTS ON 13 YEARS OF CULT FILMS + HORROR BURLESQUE

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“I’ve thought about hanging up my leopard print pants for a few years now, but felt that, if I were going to go out on a number, it had to be lucky number 13.” Continue reading

DIG THIS: CAT VIDEOS + DAVID SEDARIS + POOL (NO WATER)

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It’s that time of the week again when we get to tell you about cool things going on in the city. For instance: the largest Contemporary Art Museum under 100 square feet. Continue reading

A BLACK HOLE: ‘THE ZERO THEOREM’ GETS LOST IN GILLIAM’S TRADEMARK GENRE

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The Zero Theorem desperately wants to have something to say, but the mediation on nothingness it promises would have been more interesting than the exercise in repetition it delivers. Continue reading

‘THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS’ IS WONDERFULLY WHACKED OUT

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At times, co-directors Cattet and Forzani seem to disregard narrative altogether, but they never abandon the effort to make your pupils dilate, skin crawl, or nipples harden. Continue reading

NEED SPACE? INTERNET DATABASE WANTS TO HOOK ARTISTS UP WITH REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE VENUES

You aren’t above band practices in your basements. Hell, you’re not above performing in basements. But if you’re looking for an alternative for rehearsal and exhibition space, a new online database, SpaceFinder Mass, aims to make the search easier. Continue reading

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STILL REPPIN’: ‘KILLER JOE’ IS A GRUESOME DELIGHT

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William Friedkin’s last film is a horrific experience built from innumerable disgraces of the human flesh, verbal and physical. It’s also really fucking funny. Continue reading

SWEET SHOWTIME: JOHNNY CUPCAKES RELAUNCHES FILM SERIES

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“Coolidge Corner Theatre is a special place to me, as my dad took my mom on dates there before I was born. Who knows, Coolidge could be responsible for my birth?” Continue reading

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