Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, February 20th at 7:00pm for “La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (The Passion of Joan of Arc)” at the Harvard Film Archive. This silent film will feature live piano accompaniment by Yakov Gubanov. Look for Sean wearing a nametag in the building lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
“The close-up of the tear-stained face of Marie Falconetti in Dreyer’s The Passion of Joan of Arc is one of the most famous images in all of cinema. Based on authentic records of the eighteen-month-long trial of the fifteenth-century warrior-saint in Orlians, the film brings a rigorous formal style, exquisite cinematography, and striking architectural sets to bear on the moral questions that surround Joan, her judges, and her ultimate fate. Falconetti had never appeared in films before and would never act again, but her performance here is ranked among the greatest creations of cinema.”
Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, February 13th at 7:40pm for “Inside Deep Throat” 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.
WARNING: This film is rated NC-17, and those under 18 years old will not be admitted to the theatre. Consider this and the subject of the film when deciding whether or not to join us this Sunday. If you feel you might be offended, it might be a good week to take off (of course, you can always join up with us afterwards!).
“Inside Deep Throat examines the unanticipated lasting cultural impact generated by Deep Throat, a sexually explicit film first shown in a midtown Manhattan adult theatre in 1972 that quickly became the flashpoint for an unprecedented social and political firestorm. Generally considered the most profitable film of all time (produced for less than $25,000 but earning countless millions), the barely one-hour movie became compulsory viewing for millions of ordinary Americans and celebrities, as an individual’s fascination or repulsion identified his or her place in the cultural shifts of the time. Written and directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Party Monster, The Eyes of Tammy Faye)”
Join the Boston Sunday Night
Film Club this Sunday, February 6th at 7:20pm for “Born into Brothels” 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
“In a tribute to the resiliency of childhood, debut writers/directors Zana
Briski and Ross Kauffman offer a portrait of several unforgettable children who
live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as
prostitutes. Briski, a photographer, gives each child a camera and teaches them
how to take pictures, causing them to look at their world with new eyes.
Humorous and heartfelt, the film reveals the power of art and how beauty can be
found in the most unlikely of places. Winner of ten major film festival prizes,
including the 2004 Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary. Academy Award
Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.”
This Sunday (January 30th), join the Boston chapter of the Sunday Night Film Club at
the Harvard Film Archive
for the film “The 10th
District Court: Moments of Trial”.
“The proceedings of a Paris courtroom are the basis for one of the most
striking nonfiction works to emerge from the continent in recent years.
Drawing from over two hundred appearances in the 10th District Courtroom,
all featuring the same steadfast judge, renowned photographer Raymond
Dipardon provides compelling, often humorous observations of a series of
misdemeanor hearings and sentencings. Using a simple, static formal
structure, he captures the subtler details of human behavior which reveal
the complexities of race, class, and gender in contemporary society.”
Directed by Raymond Dipardon.
Showtime is at 7pm, and I will be there about 15 minutes early wearing a
nametag reading “Sean”. The first few people who show up will get a
somewhat discounted ticket thanks to Corinna’s employee discount.
P.S. Be sure to check out the new and improved homepage of the Boston
Sunday Night Film Club at https://boston.sundaynightfilmclub.com/.
It is still a work-in-progress, so feel free to use the leave a comment on
the page if you have any suggestions, questions, or requests.