“Poor Things” – Dec 17th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 17th at 5:30p for Poor Things at the Kendall Square Cinema. Look for Howard wearing a teal jacket 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.

Brought back to life by an unorthodox scientist, a young woman runs off with a lawyer on a whirlwind adventure across the continents. Free from the prejudices of her times, she grows steadfast in her purpose to stand for equality and liberation.

“Maestro” – Dec 10th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 10th at 6:45p for Maestro at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Look for Howard 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.

Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

“Napoleon (70mm)” – Dec 03rd

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 3rd at 3:45p for Napoleon (70mm) at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Look for Sean 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. An epic that details the checkered rise and fall of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and his relentless journey to power through the prism of his addictive, volatile relationship with his wife, Josephine.

“Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (followed by We ‘R’ Pee-Wee upstairs)” – Nov 26th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 26th at 530p for Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (followed by We ‘R’ Pee-Wee upstairs) at the Somerville Theatre. Look for Sean 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.

When Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of a lifetime.

Note: This screening of PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE is part of the “WE ‘R’ ALL PEE-WEE” event at the Crystal Ballroom (upstairs from the Somerville Theatre). At 7pm, after the movie, we will move up to the Ballroom to enjoy the show. So there will be no dinner after the movie this week (tho drinks will certainly be available at the party!)!

What other entertainer has had the sheer cultural, aesthetic, and psychic impact of Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens 1952-2023 R.I.P.-W,)–let alone one so subversive, deranged, arty, and queer?!

Sunday November 26th, cast off your Thanksgiving torpor with your own Big Adventure, as the Somerville Theatre & Crystal Ballroom X Identical Cousins grants your wish to fly directly into the heart of the Playhouse. After a screening of Tim Burton’s revolutionary 1985 film (served with a warm-up of highlights of the TV show), float upstairs to the ballroom for a raucous celebration of the icon’s legacy.

A Super Friends-style cast includes comedy (co-hosting: Tooky Kavanaugh, Angela Sawyer), drag (Celia Smokinbutts, Luke Warm), and oodles of live music from Pee-Wee’s universe, featuring local luminaries like Red Sox organist Josh Kantor, Patriots / Bruins deejay T. J. Connelly as D.J. Conky-2000, rock gods Hilken Mancini (as Cyndi Lauper / Pee Wee Aerobics for puppets) and Thalia Zedek (brass/winds), Teenbeat Records’ Cotton Candy (’80s commercial breaks), and a Walter Sickert cameo.

Inhabit Pee-Wee’s world with an immersive bicycle photobooth, an interactive Picture Phone, cartoons fit for a King, a Burton-esque nightmare installation, a Pee-Gee-Rated Peepshow, a commemorative activity book, on-theme cocktails, and reimagined Playhouse sets and props galore. Bust out your best elevator shoes for a Tequila dance party–bonus points and a shot at a prize for wearing your favorite Pee-Wee & friends costumes.

The Word of the Day is…you’ll just have to join the party to find out!

“May December” – Nov 19th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 19th at 5:05p for May December at the Kendall Square Cinema. Look for Sean 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.

After their relationship ignited a tabloid saga two decades ago, Gracie (Julianne Moore) and Joe (Charles Melton) now lead a seemingly perfect suburban life. Their domestic bliss is disrupted when Elizabeth (Natalie Portman), a famous television actress, arrives in their tight-knit community to research her upcoming role as Gracie. As Elizabeth ingratiates herself into the everyday lives of Gracie and Joe, the uncomfortable facts of their scandal unfurl, causing long- dormant emotions to resurface.

Note: This is a reserved-seating screening, so you may wish to purchase tickets in advance.

“Priscilla” – Nov 12th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 12th at 5pm for Priscilla at the Somerville Theatre. Look for Sean 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.

When teenage Priscilla Beaulieu meets Elvis Presley at a party, the man who is already a meteoric rock-and-roll superstar becomes someone entirely unexpected in private moments: a thrilling crush, an ally in loneliness, a vulnerable best friend.

“The Killer” – Nov 5th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 5th at 4:15p for The Killer at the Kendall Square Cinema. Look for Sean 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.

After a fateful near-miss, an assassin battles his employers, and himself, on an international manhunt he insists isn’t personal.

Note: This is opening weekend and reserved-seating, so you should purchase tickets in advance. Sean, your host, will be sitting in Row D.

“IFFBoston Fall Focus – The Taste of Things” – Oct 22nd

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 22nd at 7:30p for IFFBoston Fall Focus – The Taste of Things at the Brattle Theatre. Look for Sean 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.

Set in France in 1889, the film follows the life of Dodin Bouffant as a chef living with his personal cook and lover Eugenie. They share a long history of gastronomy and love but Eugenie refuses to marry Dodin, so the food lover decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.

Note: This is a part of the IFFBoston Fall Focus, so you may wish to purchase tickets in advance as some screenings have already sold out.

“Dumb Money” – Oct 15th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 15th at 5:15p for Dumb Money at the Somerville Theatre. Look for Sean 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.

Vlogger Keith Gill sinks his life savings into GameStop stock and posts about it. When social media starts blowing up, so do his life and the lives of everyone following him. As a stock tip becomes a movement, everyone gets rich–until the billionaires fight back, and both sides find their worlds turned upside down.

UPDATE (NEW HOST): “Stop Making Sense” – Today

Due to a positive rebound Covid Test, Sean is unable to host the Sunday Night Film Club tonight.  

Due to the later start for this film, we will be meeting BEFORE the movie for dinner.  Look for Howard in the delta across the street from the theatre at 6p.

The movie showtime for Stop Making Sense is 7:40p at the Somerville Theatre.