There’s a quirky poetic flow to “Paterson” as in nearly every Jim Jarmusch film, seeping outward in languorous yet artful movements, and while “Paterson” (starring Adam Driver) is tightly coddled, it’s also one of the director’s more earthy and accessible efforts.
January is documentary month at the Brattle – not officially, but it sure feels like it with a weeklong run of “Tower” and a three-night presentation of the Oscar shortlist candidate for Best Documentary, “O.J.: Made in America.”
The stunning, haunting music of Gaelynn Lea can be appreciated live Thursday at Passim in Harvard Square, as the winner of last year’s Tiny Desk Contest from NPR Music embarks on her second national tour.
From monthly variety and sketch comedy showcases delivered by the Women In Comedy Festival and a Second City Chicago alum to weekly shows focused on improv, there’s a bunch of fresh work coming to the stage in Central Square in early 2017.
For the first time, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge joins the Regent Theatre in Arlington and Studio Cinema in Belmont for screenings as part of the annual Family Film Festival put on by Belmont World Film and the toy store Henry Bear’s Park.
The words “experimental” and “improvisational” aren’t uncommon in the works put on at Central Square’s newly expanded Dance Complex, but that doesn’t mean they’re not on the calendar far ahead of time.
One of the best films of 2016 happens to be a sentimental crowdpleaser that, for all its potential schmaltz and didactic pitfalls, maintains an incredibly poignant balance especially when it comes to matters of race – and there’s plenty of them.
A festival of South Asian music and arts is among three Cambridge recipients of Passim Iguana Music Fund grants for 2017 – the Hindie Rock Fest, along with Venezuelan-Moroccan-American composer and vocalist Miriam Elhajli and Klezmer performer Nat Seelen.
A series of free evening readings by poets, authors and playwrights is offered Friday to Jan. 11 at Lesley University. The readings feature visiting writers Megan Marshall, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and playwright Kia Corthron.
“Patriots Day” takes any sense of catharsis the city of Boston has built up over the past few years and tramples it with a single objectively poor decision: adding a fictional character to be one of the story’s great heroes in a true tale that’s full of them.