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TEA PARTY ON SCREEN AT BRATTLE

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” I think for most liberals, the film is kind of a welcome opportunity for them to sort of stick their toe in the other side of the aisle.” Continue reading

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FILM: AN ARGUMENT FOR WATCHING LOCALLY

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Like indie record stores, local breweries, and all the moms and pops in between, it is generally understood that local independent movie theaters are cool. Still, it’s important to remember just why.
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ART HOUSED: ONLY THE YOUNG

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“There’s no one to stop us,” says Kevin Conway, a gangly, spontaneous young skateboarder and one of the three central teens in Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet’s luminous coming-of-age documentary set in a squalid desert suburb. Continue reading

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FILM PICK: ONLY THE YOUNG @ BRATTLE THEATRE

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The struggles of adolescence are a common theme in indie films, and Only the Young—the latest in the DocYard series at the Brattle—grabs that theme by the balls. Continue reading

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FILM PICK: BETTING THE FARM @ BRATTLE THEATRE

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OK, not so much “grim and gritty” as “educational and inspirational.” Continue reading

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DEFEND YOURSELF!: BEN FOWLIE

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“We wanted to find a way to bring people together for a screening, go to a bar afterward for a discussion, really bring together and foster a community. So that’s how it started—it started 3 years ago and it’s grown ever since.” Continue reading

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ART HOUSED: BOMBAY BEACH

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The Brattle recently screened Alma Har’el’s luscious, genre-jumping documentary Bombay Beach as part of the theater’s winning Docyard series. And like the squalid desert beach itself, her film is eerie, unfamiliar, beautiful and very exciting. Continue reading

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ART HOUSED: CAMPAIGN

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Next Monday the fine, keen-eyed folks at the DocYard will be presenting Kazuhiro Soda’s Campaign, a tickling observation of local politics in Japan. Continue reading

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ART HOUSED: SPACE COAST

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Last Monday the DocYard scoured the videotape-strewn vault of vintage independent documentary films to discover Space Coast, a fuzzy, perfectly bizarre, utterly human portrayal of the weary folks of post-Space Race, 70s repression-era Cape Canaveral. Continue reading

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THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED @ BRATTLE THEATRE

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Take a good long chuckle at the title of Brattle Theatre’s latest offering for their The DocYard series, The Redemption of General Butt Naked. That’s worth at least a smirk, admit it. Continue reading