Your favorite T-shirt has seen better days. Now it’s ripped and tattered, and you’re about to toss it in the trash. Stop. You have other options, starting with the Boomerangs and Goodwill in Central Square that accept used clothing in good condition to resell, and drop-off bins throughout the city.
As part of its “Cinema of Resistance” program, the Harvard Film Archive screens Haskell Wexler’s brilliant directorial debut “Medium Cool,” with footage in which actors pass through actual riots, while The Brattle Theatre kicks off its “Varda Rarities” in honor of French New Waver Agnès Varda.
On Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Brattle Theater honors the civil rights activist via the Belmont World Film’s 17th Annual Family Festival before heading off for a look at “Things to Come: The Birth of Sci-Fi Cinema.” The Harvard Film Archive resurrects a Kasi Lemmons gem and more.
The Brattle Theatre continues its “(Some of) The Best of 2019” series with the alligator-iffic “Crawl” from French gore maestro Alexandre Aja, and the Harvard Film Archive kicks off a celebration of Hitchcock silent films and, separately, of German filmmaker and actress Angela Schanelec.