Thursday, September 02, 2010

Next Week in Tickets: Films playing Boston (and elsewhere) 3 September - 9 September

Yeah, just finished up "This Week", but there's good stuff coming Next Week, too:

  • Because I know you guys can't get enough of stuff I saw in Montreal, here's a heads-up that Suck will be playing the Regent Theatre through Thursday 9 September. 7:30pm most night, 7:00pm and 9:30pm on 3 September, and 9:15pm only on Wednesday 8 September. It's a lot of fun, and this is a longer run than I expected - at Fantasia, the filmmakers suggested that it would be one-night-only bookings in the US, so an eight day run is pretty good.

    The late show on Wednesday is to accommodate a screening of Brazilian documentary Edificio Master to celebrate Brazilian Independence Day. If you want more Brazilian docs, the ICA has a special screening of Beyond Ipanema Friday (3 September) night.


  • The Brattle cut it really close with their calendar this month, but it's online as a PDF and features a bunch of great stuff. It kicks off with The Legacy of Psycho, which features some truly cool double features - my favorite this week is North by Northwest and Dr. No on Sunday, and Repulsion and Le Boucher on Thursday also looks pretty cool. It starts off with Psycho and Psycho II on Friday, with late shows of Carpenter's Halloween Saturday and Sunday. It's about time I got around to seeing that.

    Note: Gus Van Sant is nowhere near this schedule.


  • The Coolidge opened The American on Wednesday, and it continues throughout the week. The "Coolidge @fter Midnight" series for September is John Hughes, kicking off with Weird Science this weekend. The coolest thing playing, though, may be the 7pm Monday screening of The Man in the White Suit; guest speakers are Marc Abrahams of The Annals of Improbable Research and chemist Daniel Rosenberg. Mostly, though, it's a great movie, and playing it on Labor Day is either clever or wholly inappropriate.


  • Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 joins Mesrine: Killer Instinct at the Kendall, as does football star-turned-friendly fire victim documentary The Tillman Story. Another documentary gets the one-week warning, Two in the Wave, documenting the early friendship and later rivalry between Fran├žois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard.


  • Mainstream openings are Going the Distance, starring a couple of folks I like, and Machete, starring a metric ton of people and with Robert Rodriguez indulging himself.


  • The Harvard Film Archive begins a series of The Complete Pier Paolo Pasolini. Good stuff for lovers of 1960s Italian Cinema. The MFA has the end of their Chaplin series (including, naturally, Limelight), and continued screenings of Nobody's Perfect and IFFBoston alum Kimjongilia.

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