The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence

May 4, 2018
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Performance, Dance, Concert
Directed by Jakari Sherman
Step Afrika!
ArtsEmerson
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
May 3-6, 2018

An exuberantly varied dance-performance inspired by the series of paintings commemorating the great northern African-American migration of 1910-1930 by noted African-American artist Jacob Lawrence.

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Little Pink House

May 4, 2018
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Film (2018)
Written and directed by
Courtney Balaker
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA
With Catherine Keener

Based on a true story, an account of a single woman’s legal battle against governmental and commercial efforts to push her out of her home.

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Godard Mon Amour (Le redoutable)

April 27, 2018
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Film (2018)
Written and directed by
Michel Hazanavicius
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An inventively offbeat biopic about the noted French film director Jean-Luc Godard and his transition to Maoist politics, told from the perspective of his former wife, Anne Wiazemsky.

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True West

April 26, 2018
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Play (1980)
by Sam Shepard
Directed by Daniel Bourque
Hub Theatre Company of Boston
First Church in Boston
Back Bay, Boston
April 13 – 28, 2018

An intimately riotous production of the noteworthy Sam Shepard play about two brothers pitted against one another in literary and visceral death-struggles.

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Anna Christie

April 12, 2018
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Play (1921)
by Eugene O’Neill
Adapted and directed by
Scott Edmiston
Lyric Stage Company of Boston
Copley Square area, Boston
April 6 – May 6, 2018

A trio of excellent performances frame this sleekly adapted version of the early O’Neill drama about an estranged seafaring father, a discovered daughter, and an unexpected lover.

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Ramen Heads

April 6, 2018
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Film (2017)
Directed by Koki Shigeno
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A paean to the Japanese culinary masters of what turns out can be the very fine art of producing the humble noodle soup known as Ramen.

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The China Hustle

March 30, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
Directed by Jed Rothstein
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An account of the financial chicanery related to American investment in Chinese businesses that began after the real-estate debacle of 2008.

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Itzhak

March 23, 2018
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Film (2018)
Documentary
Directed by Alison Chernick
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

An intimate portrait of the great contemporary Israeli-American violinist Itzhak Perlman.

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