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Boston Calling Film Festival: THE EXORCIST • Thursday, May 24 at 9:30

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Boston Calling Film Festival Curated by Natalie Portman • May 22–24 at Brattle Theatre

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Brattle Film Foundation 2017 Impact Report

The Brattle is a special place, and YOU are what makes it special. Thanks to your investment, 2017 was a banner year at the cinema: audience attendance increased, donations were up, and engagement was high. Check out our 2017 Impact Report to see what you made possible.

Film Notes – Feminine Mystique: Vitalizing Sexuality in “Belle de Jour”

Staff Picks for the Week of May 14–20

The Brattle staff have picked a few essential films for you to view this week – see the list after the jump…

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Reviews for ‘The Great Silence’

“The mood is sometimes jaunty, but “The Great Silence” is no joke, and the fatalism of its ending serves as an implicit critique of the sentimental optimism of many Hollywood westerns.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“Even 50 years later, The Great Silence stands majestically as both a blistering comment about its era and a creatively revisionist genre piece.” – Eric Wonder, Film Journal International

“Nothing works out the way these people, not to mention audiences who love classic Hollywood westerns, expect. Not even close.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
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Film Notes: ‘People on Sunday’ Introduction and Q&A with Peter Schwartz

Boston Globe: Calling all movie lovers, Natalie Portman has something to show you

Film Notes: Tracing Kubrick’s Worldview in ‘Lolita’

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Boston Calling Film Festival

Tuesday, May 22nd
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Elements of Cinema: The Swimmer

Tuesday, May 29th
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Dance for World Community

Monday, June 4th
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The Endless

Friday, June 22nd
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