These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include the last DocYard screening of the season and maybe ever, “Nuclear Family,” as well as more repertory from the Harvard Film Archive and Somerville Theatre. Meanwhile, another Doc – Doctor Strange – shows no sign of slowdown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
To give some notion how much trust Cambridge men must have invested in Charles Lenox, then officially just a “laborer” at Harvard, the list of Lenox loan recipients when he died included Sidney Willard, the son of a Harvard president and a man who had held a number of elected offices – including mayor.
Unlike a number of Black contemporaries, Charles Lenox seems not to have appeared in newspaper articles during his lifetime. With his death in 1852, he suddenly hit the news – the fact of a Black man amassing such a fortune being newsworthy enough to make it to New York papers such as the Times and Tribune.
Harvard grad Andrew Bujalski is often referred to as “the godfather of mumblecore,” and his first film, “Funny Ha Ha” is widely considered a cornerstone of the canon. Bujalski is in town for a 20th anniversary screening of the film and Q&A with Cantabrigian filmmaker and critic Gerald Peary – but we talked with him first.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” and more at The Brattle, Harvard Film Archive, The Somerville Theatre and Landmark Kendall Square Cinema, as well as reviews of “Paris, District 13,” “Facing Nolan” and Disney’s “Polar Bear,” streaming in time for Earth Day.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include some more LGBTQ+ Film Festival selections, repertory hits, must-sees such as the revolutionary Ukrainian “Maidan” documentary at the Harvard Film Archive and reviews of “All the Old Knives,” “Death on the Nile” and more.
These looks at what’s on screens in the coming week include some LGBTQ+ Film Festival selections and reviews of releases including Marvel’s “Morbius,” the Covid-infected “The Bubble,” and watch-worthy streamers “Beneath the Banyan Tree” and “Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood” from Richard Linklater.