“Up” – May 31st

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 31st at 7pm for Up at the Regal Fenway Stadium 13 . Look for Dan wearing a Pirates of the Carribean t-shirt 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.

“By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old Carl Fredricksen sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Right after lifting off, however, he learns he isn’t alone on his journey, since Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years his junior, has inadvertently become a stowaway on the trip.”

“Sleep Dealer” – May 17th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 17th at 7pm for Sleep Dealer at the Brattle Theatre . Look for Dan wearing a multicolored shirt 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.

“In this haunting, inventive vision of the near future, the world is divided by closed borders, but connected through a digital network that ties together people around the world. Memo is a self-taught hacker living in a sleepy Mexican village. After his house is destroyed in a reckless remote-control bombing, and driven by feelings of guilt and a need to earn money, Memo heads to the massive border city of Tijuana to find work and help his family start again. On the way, Memo meets the beautiful Luz, an aspiring journalist who dreams of writing a story that might one day change the world, but makes her living off of selling her memories on the ‘net – a blog, straight from the brain. One anonymous buyer is strangely eager for memories of Memo, so Luz maintains her relationship with him by helping him get the implants necessary to work in the incredible factories where workers plug their nervous systems into machines doing construction in other countries. But these dangerous hi-tech workshops are a far cry from what Memo expected. The workers frequently toil until they collapse, earning the factories the nickname ‘sleep dealers.’ As Memo works, Luz sells more installments of his story to her mysterious reader. When the identity of Luz’s reader is revealed, a chain of events is set in motion that will connect three strangers, and change their lives – and maybe even the world – forever.”

“Tyson” – May 10th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 10th at 7:20pm for Tyson at the AMC Harvard Square 5 . Look for Dan wearing a bright multicolored shirt 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.

“Love him or hate him, Mike Tyson is inarguably one of popular culture’s most fascinating figures. In this riveting documentary portrait of the controversial boxer, filmmaker and friend James Toback lets Tyson tell his own volatile story. It all started in a rough-and-tumble Brooklyn neighborhood, where Tyson was picked on and beaten up as a youngster. But when he turned his fear into anger, he realized that his fists had the ferocity to frighten everyone around him. As a teenager, Tyson moved upstate to live with trainer Cus D’Amato, who became the devoted and compassionate father figure he never had. This support helped Tyson develop the strength and focus needed to become a devastating champion inside the ring. But when D’Amato died, something inside Tyson died too, turning him into an even more dangerous monster outside of the ring. As Tyson speaks openly about the ups and downs in his tumultuous life–alternating between moments of sincere introspection and animalistic rage–Toback employs a split-screen approach to further emphasize his emotionally unstable nature. Mixed into this talking-head interview is striking archival footage that shows Tyson in his prime, when he was one of the most feared and idolized athletes on the planet. TYSON is an appropriately subjective journey into the mind of a massively complicated man”

“Anvil!: The Story of Anvil” – May 3rd

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 3rd at 7:20p for Anvil!: The Story of Anvil 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.

“At 14, Toronto school friends Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and Robb Reiner made a pact to rock together forever…But Anvil’s career took a different path—straight to obscurity. Director Sacha Gervasi has concocted a wonderful and often hilarious account of Anvil’s last-ditch quest for elusive fame and fortune. His ingenious filmmaking may first lead you to think this a mockumentary, but it isn’t. It’s fascinating to see the reality of their day-to-day lives as they struggle to make ends meet, take a misguided European tour, and engage in antics on the road—which is not always lined with fans.”—John Cooper, Sundance Film Festival

“Howl’s Moving Castle” – June 12th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, June 12th at 7:05pm for “Howl’s Moving Castle” at the Kendall Square Cinema. Look for Sean wearing a nametag and sitting with his cane in the little seating area in the lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

“Visionary director Hayao Miyazaki’s (Spirited Away) animated adventure brims with imagination, humor, action and romance. Sophie, a teenage girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is swept off her feet by a wizard named Howl, and is subsequently turned into a 90-year-old woman by the Wicked Witch of the Waste. Embarking on an odyssey to lift the curse, she finds refuge in Howl’s magical moving castle. With Sophie’s love and support, Howl risks his life to help bring peace to the kingdom. Based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones. Original Japanese version with English subtitles.”

“Brothers” – June 5th

Join the Boston Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, June 5th at 7:05pm for “Brothers” at the Kendall Square Cinema. Look for Sean wearing a nametag and sitting with his crutches in the little seating area in the lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

“Newly released from prison, Jannik (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Reconstruction) is met by his brother Michael (Ulrich Thomsen, The Inheritance), a soldier about to be deployed to Afghanistan. Soon they revert to familiar family rolesb nnik as the alcoholic Black Sheep, and Michael as the responsible Golden Boy. Shortly after commencing his tour of duty, Michael’s helicopter crashes and he is presumed dead, so Jannik becomes close to Michael’s wife Sarah (Connie Nielsen, Gladiator) and her daughters. But Michael survives the crash, and is on his way home…. Winner of the Audience Award for World Cinema (Drama) at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Susanne Bier (Open Hearts). (Fully subtitled)”