Brattle Theatre Needs Your Help!

I try not to spam this site or the newsletter much, but this announcement from the Brattle Film Foundation seemed important enough to merit it. If you are in the position to help out this cause, please visit the Brattle’s online donation form.

The Brattle Film Foundation (BFF), the nonprofit organization that programs and operates the Harvard Square’s landmark cinema, the Brattle Theatre, announced the most important fundraising effort in its 52-year history. The PRESERVE THE BRATTLE LEGACY CAMPAIGN is a two-year fundraising effort that is necessary to sustain repertory film programming at the Brattle. The Phase One goal is to raise $400,000 by the end of 2005; the Phase Two goal is to raise another $100,000 by the end of 2006. If BFF is not successful at meeting the goals set by Phase One of the campaign, BFF will be forced to cease operations at the Brattle Theatre, effectively ending the 52-year legacy of repertory film programming at the Brattle. The Brattle Theatre has outlasted most arthouse cinemas in the country. While landmarks like St. Mark’s and Bleeker Street in New York closed their doors long ago, the Brattle has survived. Of the Brattle’s current situation, Creative Director Ned Hinkle had this to say: “Repertory film programming at the Brattle simply cannot survive without significant community support. Our current challenges can only be overcome with the involvement of community members who want to keep the tradition of film programming alive at the Brattle Theatre.”

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Mailing List Change

Our old listserv at went down again, so I took this opportunity to move the mailing list to the host of the webpage ( So from now on all mailing list subscription/unsubscription can be handled here. I believe I have updated all of the links on this webpage to reflect the new mailing list, but if you see one I forgot let me know. Unfortunately, the last backup I had of the mailing list subscriptions was from early March, so if you’ve subscribed since then you will have to re-subscribe. Sorry for the hassle..


Welcome to the new Boston Sunday Night Film Club webpage! Sorry for the generic-looking page, but my talents lie elsewhere… My goal for this page was to be functional and easy-to-use (for you as well as us). Our new easy-to-remember URL will make life easier as well. :)

There are a few things I’d like to point out to you:

  • The mailing list information is the same for the time being, so if you’d like to subscribe (or unsubscribe) from the newsletter list visit this page (Update: The mailing list finally moved to a more reliable server, so I updated that link to point to the new page).
  • I am working on a system that will let me post to the mailing list, the website, Craigslist, and LiveJournal all in one step. I don’t have all the kinks worked out just yet, but it will be nice once it’s finished off.
  • For those of you who prefer RSS/Atom feeds to mailing lists, feel free to subscribe to either our RSS or Atom feed.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new site, but if not, I hope it is at least useful to you. If you have any comments or questions, please drop me a line