Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 6th at 7:30pm for Monkey Warfare at the Brattle Theatre . Look for Dan wearing a nametag in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“This wonderful Canadian feature premiered to acclaim at last year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston but has failed to find a U.S. distributor, not one to be stopped by such a fact, the Brattle has gone ahead and negotiated with the filmmaker to offer this premiere run of one of the most endearing of revolutionary films. Dan (McKellar) and Linda (Wright) are a couple of forty-something ex-radicals who ride their bikes everywhere, live off the grid and maintain their pot and vinyl record habits by picking trash and selling their finds on eBay. When their usual pot dealer is busted, Dan runs across a new one, Susan (Litz) – who happens to be pretty, young, and impressionable. A sort-of love triangle develops between the three but, when Susan uncovers the secret revolutionary past of her new clients, she becomes inspired and heads down a path that has the potential to upset everyone’s lives more than any romantic entanglement could. An excellent film with three great performances, a truly outstanding soundtrack and a witty, playful script that stands above most of the quirky, perky indie films that play every year in film festivals. Winner of a Special Jury Prize at The Independent Film Festival of Boston 2007!”