Mala

November 15, 2016
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Play (2016)
Written and performed by
Melinda Lopez
Directed by David Dower
ArtsEmerson
Liebergott Black Box
Paramount Theater
Theater district, Boston
October 27 – November 20, 2016

A collage-like one-woman play inspired by the deaths of the playwright-actor’s parents.

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The Scottsboro Boys

October 23, 2016
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Musical (2010)
Music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Book by David Thompson
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Paul Daigneault
Music Direction by Matthew Stern
Choreography by Ilyse Robbins
Speakeasy Stage Company
Boston Center for the Arts
South End, Boston
October 21 – November 26, 2016

A minstrel-show telling of the tragic story of nine black men unlawfully convicted of rape in Alabama in the 1930s.

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Man in Snow

October 20, 2016
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Play (2016)
Written and directed by
Israel Horovitz
Gloucester Stage Company
Gloucester, MA
September 29 – October 23, 2016

Set in a cabin on Denali (Mt. McKinley), the highest peak in the United States, an impressionistic family drama about loss, fracture, betrayal, forgiveness.

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A Man Called Ove

October 14, 2016
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Film (2015)
Written and directed by
Hannes Holm
Based on the novel of the same name
by Fredrik Backman
Opening in the Boston area
October 14, 2016
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge

A comedic drama about a depressed elderly widower whose life begins to change when a young family moves in next door.

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Hannes Holm
Screenwriter/Director of
A Man Called Ove

October 14, 2016
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Interview
A conversation with the director of the newly released film, A Man Called Ove, Sweden’s official 2017 entry for foreign language film at the Academy Awards.

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Here All Night

October 6, 2016
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Concert, Performance, Play
Conceived and Created by
Judy Hegarty Lovett,
Paul Clark, Conor Lovett and
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh
Includes texts by
Samuel Beckett
Director: Judy Hegarty Lovett
Composer/Musical Director:
Paul Clark
Gare St. Lazare Ireland
ArtsEmerson
Paramount Main Stage
Washington Street
Theater District, Boston
October 5 – 9, 2016

A wonderfully performed piece – a kind of existentialist chamber oratorio – using words by Samuel Beckett with music by Paul Clark.

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Up and Coming: Father Joseph

October 6, 2016
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Film (2015)
Documentary
Written and directed by
Jeff Kaufman
Boston screening and
panel discussion,
including the filmmaker
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St #1000, Boston
October 7, 2016, 6pm on

An account of the career of an inspiring Haitian social activist who, on a variety of fronts, has stimulated a whole range of social programs.

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Deborah Lipstadt
whose years in court
with a Holocaust denier
inspired the new film
“Denial”

October 3, 2016
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Interview
A talk with the author of the groundbreaking Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory (1993) who, after publication of the book, was taken to libel court in Britain by a prominent Holocaust denier, David Irving, the story of which is the basis of the current film Denial starring Rachel Weisz.

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