Friday, February 23, 2024

While we have to wait until March 4 to see what film wins big at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, The Boston Society of Film Critics gives cinema fans a chance to get into the awards season mood early with its annual Reception and Awards Program, planned for Sunday at Harvard Square’s Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; awards are at 6:30 p.m., followed by a screening of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” this year’s winner of the society’s Best Actor and Best New Filmmaker awards. (Last year screened “La La Land.”) Other awardees include Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” which starred Daniel Day-Lewis’ alleged last performance, Daniel Kaluuya for his stunning breakthrough in Peele’s “Get Out” and Sally Hawkins’ silent and mesmerizing work in Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water.”

The night is used to award and celebrate local talent, with the event being dedicated to David Pendleton, the late Harvard Film Archive film programmer.  Proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit the Boston-based LGBT group Glad, or GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders. The society will also recognize the acclaimed silent film accompanists Martin Marks and Robert Humphreville, as well as members of the AgX Film Collective. Notable past events have included Oscar nominees such as Frank Langella and Jeremy Renner.

Tickets for the reception and the film are $25 ($20 for students, seniors and Brattle members); film tickets only are $12 ($10 for students, seniors and Brattle members). Information is here.