Ahhh... New repatory cinema calendars.

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  1. Jason Seaver

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    Does anyone else get as much of a thrill out of these as I do? Whether you receive them in the mail or just happen to be walking by the theater and see that there's a new one out, they're a promise of two months of film that you might not otherwise get to see on the big screen (or at all).
    Take, for example, the November/December Brattle Theater schedule I just picked up. Right away, I can see that my Mondays and Thursdays are going to be spoken for, with screwball comedies on the former and Brigitte Lin/Michelle Yeoh double features on the latter. Thanksgiving weekend promises a single-admission double feature of Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. Christmas weekend delivers another double feature, It's A Wonderful Life and Wings Of Desire (an inspired pairing, and it fits into the Tuesday Jim Jarmusch/Wim Wenders series). The weekends feature new films by Allison Anders, Marc Forster, and Jan Svankmajer. And it almost kills me that I'll have to leave the French Connection DVDs on the shelf for a while because the Brattle will feature a new 35mm print (if you can see a movie in a crowded, enthusiastic theater before seeing it on DVD... Well, do it, right?).
    The anticipation two months ago was even more extreme, since they closed the theater down for a week or so for renovations and I had no idea what was coming until just a few days before they re-opened. At the same time, I was waiting for the Boston Film Festival schedule... It was torture, I tell you!
    I've got a friend who's a big football fan, and when the NFL releases their schedule, he spends the next day or so poring over it, figuring out which matchups intrigue him most and which ones he hopes get on TV in our area. It's sort of the same excitement I get looking over the new Brattle calendar and, to a lesser extent, the Coolidge Corner emails. I never got really excited about the programs Portland, Maine's "The Movies At Exchange Street" sent out, since they only tended to feature one movie a week and then, seldom any real variety (as Portland's only boutique house, they would wind up showing Il Postino for three weeks), but then again, I wasn't casting my net quite as wide then.
    So, who else eagerly awaits the rep-house calendars? And tell us what they're promising for the next few weeks; even if we're far away, they tend to have great rental suggestions (which is why I don't throw them away).
    BTW, for those in the Boston area who have never been to The Brattle, what's wrong with you? Especially with the new facelift! Their site - www.brattlefilm.org - doesn't have the November/December schedule up yet, but should soon. Also check out Coolidge Corner www.coolidge.org .
    [Edited last by Jason Seaver on October 22, 2001 at 11:10 AM]
     
  2. Jason Whyte

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    Jason,
    I went to the Brattle theater website and my jaw hit the floor. This is EXACTLY the kind of theater I love and want to see in Victoria. I tell ya, I'd be at the Brattle almost daily or get a job there. [​IMG]
    The closest we have is the UVIC Cinecenta, an excellent repetory/second run/art/indie house at the University of Victoria, that runs films on a 2-3 day schedule. Admission is $6.75 but members can get in as low as $4.75 with a 10 film punch card.
    Check out the website here: http://www.uvss.uvic.ca/cinecenta
    If I ever decide to come to Boston, Jason (I have a few other friends there as well) you're going to have to take me to the Brattle. Damn you for showing me the website! [​IMG]
    Jay
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  3. Jason Seaver

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    I don't know... That one you've got there is pretty sweet:
     
  4. Rich Malloy

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    The Boston Museum of Fine arts also has a fine theater and shows some great films. Over the past few months, I've been especially pleased with the Kon Ichikawa retrospective, the Eric Rohmer series, and the Soviet Films of the 60s series (included a showing of Tarkovsky's IVAN'S CHILDHOOD).
    Presently, they're continuing the ongoing Frederick Wiseman series, a series on Iranian films, and the newly restored print of von Stroheim's THE BLUE ANGEL will be screened on 11/23 and 11/25.
    (Go here for more info: http://www.mfa.org/cgi-bin/webevent....encal&cal=cal2 )
     
  5. Jason Whyte

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    Jason, I may be seeing Army of Darkness on saturday with some friends. It plays yearly at midnight screenings around this time (as does 35mm prints of Strange Brew, some 3D Monster films, Bakshi's Lord of the Rings which they OWN). Their schedule isn't as amazing as it used to be, but they've never played a film there that's gotten a zero star rating from me, so that's a good thing. [​IMG]
    Here's what they are playing in the future, in order, from October 28th:
    Shrek
    Wizard of Oz
    The King is Dancing
    Time Regained
    The Others
    Jay and Silent Bob
    Revenge of the Creature in 3D
    Moulin Rouge (once on November 4th and 5th, and December 18th and 19th)
    The Seventh Seal ...Bergman!!
    The Wind Will Carry Us
    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
    Memento
    Saving Private Ryan (Rememberence Day)
    Greenfingers
    Calle 54
    Himalaya (once on Nov 16/17, also Dec 16/17)
    O
    Kiss of the Dragon
    Divided We Fall
    Iron Monkey
    Rat Race
    The Closet
    Man With A Movie Camera (Fried Egghead live performance)
    Siberia
    Zoolander
    Lord of the Rings (Bakshi)
    Innocence
    Dark Days
    Baraka
    Margaret Cho: I'm The One That I Want
    2001 Cannes International Advertising Festival
    Strange Brew
    The Gleaners And I
    Serendipity
    Deep River (Japanese 1995 film, free admission)
    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    It's A Wonderful Life Annual Xmas closing film. Theater does not reopen until January 2nd.
    A lot of good stuff, but I've seen a lot of it at other theaters. Still, those Jack Lemmon screenings at the Brattle make me very jealous.
    That's it, I'm moving to Boston! [​IMG]
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  6. Jason Seaver

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    Yeah, I'm paying $4.50 to see The Odd Couple AND The Fortune Cookie tonight. [​IMG]
    Here's the Brattle's November/December:
    2 - 8 Nov: La Cienaga
    MONDAYS - Screwball Comedy
    12 Nov: The Philadelphia Story
    19 Nov: Palm Beach Story & The Lady Eve
    26 Nov: Trouble In Paradise & My Man Godfrey
    3 Dec: Bringing Up Baby
    10 Dec: The Awful Truth & His Girl Friday
    17 Dec: A Night At The Opera
    TUESDAYS - "A Stranger Pair - Jim Jarmusch & Wim Wenders"
    13 Nov: Stranger Than Paradise & Down By Law
    20 Nov: Buena Vista Social Club & Year Of The Horse
    27 Nov: Mystery Train & The End Of Violence
    4 Dec: Paris, Texas
    11 Dec: Dead Man
    18 Dec: Million Dollar Hotel & Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai
    WEDNESDAYS - Recent Raves
    14 Nov: Vengo
    21 Nov: Monty Python & The Holy Grail
    28 Nov: Signs & Wonders & The King Is Alive
    5 Dec: Apocalypse Now Redux
    12 Dec: The Riddle
    12 Dec: Cure
    19 Dec: The Turnadot Project
    THURSDAYS - "Swordswomen - Brigitte Lin & Michelle Yeoh"
    15 Nov: Zu: Warriors From The Magic Mountain & Holy Weapon
    22 Nov: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (good of them to show the one everyone's already seen on Thanksgiving [​IMG])
    29 Nov: The Bride With White Hair & Heroic Trio
    6 Dec: Chunking Express & Supercop
    13 Dec: Swordsman II & Butterfly And Sword
    20 Dec: Wing Chun & Dragon Inn
    WEEKENDS - Special Engagements
    9 - 11 Nov: Things Behind The Sun
    11 Nov: Secrets Of Silicon Valley
    16 Nov: History Lessons & Nitrate Kisses
    17 Nov: History Lessons & Aimee & Jaguar
    18 Nov: History Lessons & Orlando
    23 - 25 Nov: Casablanca & The Maltese Falcon
    30 Nov - 2 Dec: Audition
    7 - 9 Dec: The French Connection
    7 - 9 Dec: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
    14 - 16 Dec: Everything Put Together
    14 - 16 Dec: City Of Lost Children
    21 - 25 Dec: It's A Wonderful Life & Wings Of Desire
    26 Dec - 1 January: Little Otik
    Most of the programs are double features, so $7.50 ($4.50 for members) lets you watch all night (I spent $4.50 to see The Godfather I & II this way).
    [Edited last by Jason Seaver on October 22, 2001 at 02:26 PM]
     

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