William Kentridge:
The Refusal of Time

April 20, 2014
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Gallery Installation (2012)
by William Kentridge
February 5 – May 4, 2014
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, MA

A unique, visionary, pleasantly wild and compelling installation, composed of film and machinery, on the theme of time.

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The Railway Man

April 18, 2014
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Film (2014)
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
Screenplay by
Frank Cottrell Boyce
and Andy Paterson
Based on a book by Eric Lomax
With Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth,
Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Nicole Kidman,
Tanroh Ishida, Hiroyuki Sanada

A moving, well-crafted film about a British soldier, confined in a Japanese prison camp during World War II, who decades later returns to the site of his internment.

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Finding Vivian Maier

April 18, 2014
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Film (2013)
Written and directed by
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
Kendall Square Cinema
Cambridge, MA

A moving, fascinating and beautifully crafted documentary about a lifelong nanny who, completely unrecognized during her lifetime, turned out to have been a first-rate art photographer.

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Becoming Cuba

April 17, 2014
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Play (2014)
by Melinda Lopez
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Huntington Theatre Company
Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts, South End, Boston, MA
March 28 – May 3, 2014

A period piece set at the turn of the twentieth century in Cuba, with the Spanish-American War looming.

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Under The Skin

April 11, 2014
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Film (2013)
Directed by Jonathan Glazer
Starring Scarlett Johansson
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

A long, quiet, dreary exploration of seductively supranormal appropriation, with a protagonist who teeters near the edge of human feeling.

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Watermark

April 11, 2014
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Film (2013)
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky

A beautifully photographed documentary about water, in its various forms and locales, that travels as widely and loosely as its subject-matter.

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Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion

April 6, 2014
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Concert
Zakir Hussain, tabla
Niladri Kumar, sitar
Dilshad Khan, sarangi
V. Selvaganesh, ghatam
Vijay S Chavan, dholki
Deepak Bhatt, dhol
Steve Smith, drums
World Music/CRASHarts
Symphony Hall, Boston, MA
April 6, 2014

One of the world’s premier tabla player blows the roof off Symphony Hall with a band of world-class Indian musicians, mostly percussionists, and an out of this world American drummer.

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When Things Go Wrong – Robin Lane’s Story

April 4, 2014
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Film (2013)
Written and directed by
Tim Jackson
Film Editing by Laura Colwell
Additional Music by John Kusiak
Regent Theater, Arlington, MA
April 4, 2014

A delightful, broad-ranging treatment of the varied life and career of a female leader of a punk rock band in the late 1970s.

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