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Mon, Mar 10, 2014

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

First Cousin, Once Removed

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Filmmaker Alan Berliner will attend in person for Q&A moderated by Erin Trahan, film journalist and editor of The Independent.

(2013, USA) Directed by Alan Berliner [78 min; digital]
A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal.

In FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply personal portrait of his “good friend, cousin and mentor” as Honig journeys through the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. A stark reminder of the profound role memory plays in everyone’s life, this is a moving essay on the fragility of being human.

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Filmmaker Bio:

Alan Berliner’s uncanny ability to combine experimental cinema, artistic purpose, and popular appeal in compelling film essays has made him one of America’s most acclaimed independent filmmakers. Recipient of three Emmy Awards, Berliner has had retrospectives of his films staged at both the Museum of Modern Art and the International Center of Photography in New York. In addition to his work in film, Berliner has also produced a large body of audio/video installation work. A native New Yorker, Berliner is currently a faculty member at the New School for Social Research.

Op-Doc Shorts:

In collaboration with The New York Times, The DocYard will theatrically present one Op-Doc short prior to this feature screening. Op-Docs is the editorial department’s forum for short opinion-driven documentaries, produced with wide creative latitude by independent filmmakers, featuring thoughtful and outspoken commentary on issues big and small. Since launching in November 2011, the series is approaching its 100th Op-Doc. Curated by the Op-Docs Series Producer Jason Spingarn-Koff and The DocYard programmers.


About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.


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  • Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM

Tickets $10 General Public, $8 Members, Students & Seniors; Brattle Passes Accepted.

  • Return of the Grindhouse: ONE-ARMED BOXER • Friday 7/27 at 9:30