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 Skarsgård, 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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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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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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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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Nymph()maniac, Volume II

April 4, 2014
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Film (2013)
Written and directed by
Lars von Trier
With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth

The concluding half of the four hour existentialist sexathon.

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The Book of Mormon

April 2, 2014
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Musical (2011)
By Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Boston Opera House, Boston
Through April 27, 2014

The wacky, wonderful, completely irreverent – and somehow also quite reverent – musical about Mormons, Ugandans, and religious creativity – by the duo who gained prominence as creators of television’s South Park.

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Interview: Tim Jackson

March 28, 2014
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Interview with Tim Jackson
Director of the new film
When Things Go Wrong:
Robin Lane’s Story

Premiere benefit screening
Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA,
Friday, April 4, 2014 at 7pm

A broad-ranging conversation with Tim Jackson – director of an exciting new film about Robin Lane, a talented singer-songwriter and an early important female influence in punk rock in the late 1970s – about the film, and about some of his earlier work.

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