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Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker

Buy Tickets Special Premiere Screening! Q&A with Guests TBA! (2017) dir Tim Irwin, Keith Schieron w/Blake Schwarzenbach, Adam Pfahler, Chris Bauermeister, Steve Albini, Billie Joe Armstrong [77 min; Digital] In 2007, 11 years after one of the most influential American punk bands, Jawbreaker, called it quits the three members – Blake Schwarzenbach, Chris Bauermeister, and More »
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Free + Easy

Buy Tickets FREE + EASY / 轻松+愉快 (2017) dir. Geng Jun w/Xu Gang, Zhang Zhiyong, Xue Baohe [98 min; DCP] With tinges of the Coen Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, and Samuel Beckett, director Geng presents a portrait of a socio-economic system so flawed that it has veered into black comedy – a practically post-apocalyptic world where crime More »
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The Coffin in the Mountain

Buy Tickets THE COFFIN IN THE MOUNTAIN / 殡棺 (又名心迷宫) (2014) dir. Xin Yukun w/Huo Weimin, Wang Xiaotian, Luo Yun [119 min; DCP] A striking feature directorial debut, THE COFFIN IN THE MOUNTAIN is an unflinching depiction of provincial entrapment where people’s lives are intricately intertwined through an accidental death. With an ingeniously constructed timeline, More »
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Lethal Hostage

Buy Tickets LETHAL HOSTAGE / 边境风云 (2012) dir. Cheng Er w/Ni Dahong, Sun Honglei, Wang Luodan [97 min; DCP] An ingeniously structured psychological thriller, LETHAL HOSTAGE takes place in a crumbling town on the China-Myanmar border. A woman marrying her kidnapper is only the beginning of a series of emotional knots and dramatic twists in this More »
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The Dead End

Buy Tickets THE DEAD END / 烈日灼心 (2015) dir. Cao Baoping w/Deng Chao, Duan Yuhong, Guo Tao [139 min; DCP] With Dostoevskian undertones, THE DEAD END is a gritty tale of redemption for three men—a cop, a cab driver, and a recluse—who are haunted by shared guilt over their murderous misdeeds in an unsolved crime. More »
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Black Coal, Thin Ice

Buy Tickets BLACK COAL, THIN ICE / 白日焰火 (2014) dir. Diao Yinan w/ Liao Fan, Kwei Lun-Mei, Wang Xuebing [110 min; DCP] A landmark in Chinese crime film, BLACK COAL, THIN ICE is a dazzlingly stylized mystery that blends Fincher-esque genre elements and social commentary. It all begins with the discovery of a hand on More »
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The Earrings of Madame de…

Buy Tickets Special Introduction by Matthew Weiner! (1953) dir Max Ophüls w/Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt, Jean Galland, Mireilee Perrey [105 min; 35mm] The most cherished work from French master Max Ophuls, THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… is a profoundly emotional, cinematographically adventurous tale of deceptive opulence and tragic romance. When More »
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Ex Machina

Buy Tickets The Technoskeptic Goes to the Movies! Special Screening and Discussion! (2014) dir Alex Garland w/Domnhall Gleason, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander [108 min; DCP] Alex Garland’s slow-boil, claustrophobic meditation on AI looks as slick and minimalist as your latest Apple device, only you may not like the app that’s running. A top programmer at More »
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Okja

Buy Tickets Theatrical Premiere Run! Friday, November 3 – Wednesday, November 8 OKJA (2017) dir Bong Joon-ho w/Seo-Hynu Ahn, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Hee-Bong Byun, Steven Yuen, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, Jake Gyllenhaal [124 min; DCP] For 10 idyllic years, young Mija (Ahn) has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja – a massive animal More »
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Bill McKibben

Buy Tickets Bill McKibben presents Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance This event includes a book signing Harvard Book Store welcomes celebrated author and environmentalist BILL McKIBBEN—founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement—for a discussion of his debut novel, Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance. About Radio Free Vermont A book that’s also More »
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IFFBoston Fall Focus presents IN THE FADE • Tuesday 10/24 at 9:30

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