Bourgeois Mystics, Primal Static and Of The Sun rock; Harvard Arts First Festival; Annual Harvard Powwow; A Sunday of Early Music; and Ladies Night Adult Folktale Telling.
The 15th annual incarnation of the Independent Film Festival Boston, running Wednesday through May 3, offers another embarrassment of riches – an eclectic assortment of short-film packages and a vast selection of documentaries and narrative flicks.
Women in Comedy Fest; MCC Literary awardees read; Record Hospital music fest; Bookish Ball & Shakespeare’s Birthday; “Natural History of Favorite Foods”; Tiny Great Outdoors Fest; Nave Gallery Benefit; Opera meets the ’80s; Bach Society season finale; and BAHFest.
“The Lost City of Z,” admirable in so many ways, never delves into the darkness of explorer Percy Fawcett’s soul; equally as unsatisfactory, it fails to conjecture about his fate.
Ladyfest Boston 2017; Jean-Paul Sartre’s “No Exit”; Spring Family Fun Day; The Down Home Up Here Bluegrass Festival; and The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies: “Gattaca.”
Delicately woven, warmly portrayed and capturing the balmy and refreshed atmosphere that follows a summer rain, Hirokazu Koreeda’s “After the Storm” is a quiet masterpiece.
Hassle 24 Hour Telethon & Performance Marathon; Live Band Emo/Pop Punk Karaoke; Slow Art Day; “Transparent” improvised performance; and classical Perform-a-thon 2017 fundraiser.
The 10-film festival has been inclusive in its definition of disability, and films seen since the kickoff Wednesday have explored autism, blindness, Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy and psychiatric conditions.
Put a pretty girl in some Lycra and, poof, you got a movie, right? Well, yes and no. Scarlett Johansson and the setting look fetching, but an inert script and robotic acting makes “Ghost in the Shell” a property Hollywood should have left as a 1995 animated feature.
Opening Night at Sonia with Doomlover, CreatuoS, Aüva and Bad Boys Club; Christal Brown’s “The Opulence of Integrity”; Family Opera’s “Springtime for Haman”; Black Market sale; and Month in Review: Topical Comedy and other comic showcases.