If you’re up on your festival buzz, you’ve likely heard about the swarm of ambulances called into the Toronto International Film Festival to extract viewers of the film “Raw” because they had passed out from the gore.
Free “For the Love of Ireland” celebration; free “On Record: Music by Bach and Brahms”; “Hypnotic Manipulation” dance show; Spring Equinox Pagan Witch Ritual & Variety Show; and an Activist Art Pop-Up Market.
Superficial in its aesthetic but thematically soulful, Olivier Assayas’ “Personal Shopper” is enigmatic – just like its star, Kristen Stewart – but audience members willing to embrace it are in for something special.
Where the film soars – aside from some ingenious casting – is in its unabashed embracing of the inherent theatricality of musicals. While there were iconic numbers in the animated version, the remake is performed much closer to a wall-to-wall musical.
The annual “Are You as Smart as a CRLS Student?” Community Challenge returns March 22, with comedian Jimmy Tingle serving as guest emcee and the CRLS Jazz combo providing musical interludes.
Art and politics mingle Tuesday at “Love Will Win,” with state Rep. Mike Connolly leading a conversation on how to build progressive policy and more effective citizen advocates, along with entertainment from dancers and musicians performing rock and hip-hop.
“Signs of Protest: Posters, Photos, and Art from the Women’s March”; Ava DuVernay’s “13th”; David Bowie’s Complete “Blackstar” for orchestra; “Dissident” political theater; Fluff Centennial Birthday Party; Maple Syrup Boil Down Festival; and a seven-band mini-fest.
The Brattle Theatre’s “The Women Who Built Hollywood” series runs through March 8, jumpstarting a “Year of Women in Cinema” program meant to counteract some depressing film industry trends.
Professor Charles Xavier and a beaten-down Wolverine find themselves back together in a dystopian futurescape a little too much like today, and without a cavalcade of other mutants and two-dimensional bad guys to weigh them down.
A changing of the guard in the local music biz will be held March 5 at Pagu, with legendary jazz booking agent Fred Taylor on hand, as well as a sentimental farewell to the Western Front reggae club.