Triangle of Sadness – Thursday, January 26th

Co-presented with the Independent Film Festival Boston, the Emerson Center for Comedic Arts and the Boston Underground Film Festival   Directed by Ruben Östlund, drama/ comedy, English, Swedish, German, French, Greek and Tagalog with English subtitles, Denmark, 147 minutes, 2022. Social hierarchy is turned upside down, revealing the tawdry relationship between power and beauty. Celebrity model couple, Carl and Yaya, are invited on a luxury cruise for the uber-rich, helmed by…

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Strawberry Mansion – Thursday, February 2nd

Co-presented with the Boston Underground Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival Boston and the Boston Sci Fi Film Festival Directed by Kentucker Audley and Albert Birney, sci-fi, English, USA, 91 minutes, 2022. In 2035, our dreams are no longer our own-they’re infused with product placement and auditors assess unpaid taxes on our most private reveries. Beleaguered taxman James Preble (Kentucker Audley) arrives at a run-down house in the countryside for…

Please Baby Please – Thursday, February 9th

Co-presented with the Boston Underground Film Festival, Wicked Queer and the Boston Women’s Film Festival Directed by Amanda Kramer, drama/ musical, English, USA,  95 minutes, 2022. Big issues, packaged in flamboyantly witty dialogue, are addressed amidst hyper-stylized decors with a theatrical 1950s feel (think a rather dark, campy twist on West Side Story (1961) as directed by John Waters). How should one be a ‘real’ man or woman? And, what…

Riotsville, USA – Thursday February 16th

Co-presented with the DocYard, LEF Foundation, the Independent Film Festival Boston   the Boston Women’s Film Festival and Globedocs Directed by Sierra Pettengill, documentary, English, United States, 91 minutes, 2022. Welcome to RIOTSVILLE, USA, a turning point in American history where the protest movements of the late 1960s came into conflict with increasingly militarized police departments. Focusing on unearthed military training footage of Army-built model towns called “Riotsvilles,” where military…

You Resemble Me – Thursday, February 23rd

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Boston Women’s Film Festival Directed by Dina Amer, drama, English and Arabic with English subtitles, United States, France and Egypt,  91 minutes, 2022. The true story of Hasna Ait Boulahcen, a woman who was falsely accused of being Europe’s first female suicide bomber. Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the…

My Name Is Andrea – Thursday, March 2nd

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: LGBT Film Festival with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Directed by Pratibha Parmar, documentary, English, USA, 94 minutes, 2022. My Name is Andrea is a hybrid feature documentary about one of the most controversial figures of the 20th century. Andrea Dworkin offered a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy with a singular urgency and iconoclastic flair. Decades before #MeToo, Dworkin…

Subtle Images of Every Day Revolt: Short Works From Contemporary Iran – Thursday, March 9th

Co-presented with the Roxbury International Film Festival and the Boston Women’s Film Festival In this collection of short films by Female and Non-Binary Iranian filmmakers in Iran and in diaspora, artists explore a wide range of subjects, from stories of war and immigration to the everyday lives of working people of Iran. At this moment of revolt in their country we are turning to Iranian filmmakers to share their vision…

TikTok, Boom – Thursday, March 23rd

Co-presented with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival, and the Roxbury International Film Festival Directed by Shalini Kantayya, documentary, English, USA, 97 minutes, 2022. Dissecting one of the most influential platforms of the contemporary social media landscape, TikTok, Boom. examines the algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural influences and impact of the history-making app. This rigorous exploration balances a genuine interest in the TikTok community and its innovative mechanics with a…

Framing Agnes – Thursday, March 30th

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival and GlobeDocs Directed by Chase Joynt, documentary, English, USA, 75 minutes, 2022. In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Framing Agnes features preeminent trans culture-makers breathing new life into those…

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Thursday, April 6th

Co-presented as part of the Wicked Queer: LGBT Film Festival with GlobeDocs, the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Boston Jewish Film Festival Directed by Laura Poitras, documentary, English, USA, 117 minutes, 2022. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to…

Mad God – Thursday, April 13th

Co-presented with the Boston Underground Film Festival and the Boston Sci Fi Film Festival. Directed by Phil Tippett, animation, no dialogue, USA, 83 minutes, 2021. Equipped with a gas mask and a crumbling map, the Assassin, an iron-clad humanoid, descends into a rusty, peril-laden underworld of grime, blood, and unsettling monstrosities. As the stealthy invader meanders through the labyrinthine post-apocalyptic wasteland on a mysterious mission, going deeper and deeper in…

Women Talking – Thursday, April 20th

Co-presented with the Boston Women’s Film Festival and the Independent Film Festival Boston. Directed by Sarah Polley, drama, English, USA, 104 minutes, 2023. a group of women gather in a hayloft to discuss how to respond. While the men are away, the women narrow their options down to three: do nothing, stay and fight, or leave. Some fear that any act of defiance will jeopardize their entry into heaven, while…