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Independent Film Festival Boston • April 25 – May 2, 2018

The Brattle Theatre40 Brattle St., Cambridge MA 02138 • Harvard Square • 617 876-6837 • [email protected]

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Mario Bava & the Birth of the Italian Giallo

Friday, September 29 – Thursday, October 5, 2017

Italian horror cinema is dominated by an hallucinogenic, almost non-narrative commitment to style-over-substance which, for a certain kind of fan, makes for some of the most rewarding cinematic experiences and has given birth to some of the most renowned figures in international horror: Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, and, of course, Mario Bava. Bava is an undisputed pioneer of horror cinema and, almost singlehandedly, created a sub-genre called giallo – a prototype for the 1980s slasher film that features psychotic killers being pursued by the innocents caught in their gruesome wakes, and usually includes a late-film twist that refocuses the entire plot. This series highlights several of these phantasmagoric films in newly remastered versions.

Get ready for a very special October for Italian horror fans, not only are we kicking off the season with this series of gialli, but the Coolidge Corner Theatre is featuring further films in their After Midnite program – including an uncut 35mm print of Dario Argento’s landmark Suspiria and the Mario Bava classic Black Sunday – and two of the masters of the horror soundtrack will appear live in town: Fabio Frizzi at the Coolidge on Oct 24 and (one iteration of) the band Goblin at the Sinclair on Oct 30.

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Evil Eye (aka The Girl Who Knew Too Much)


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Blood and Black Lace


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All the Colors of the Dark


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All the Colors of the Dark


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5 Dolls for an August Moon


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A Bay of Blood (aka: Twitch of the Death Nerve)


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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage


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The Bird With the Crystal Plumage


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Kill, Baby… Kill


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Black Sabbath


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Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key


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Don’t Torture a Duckling


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What Have You Done to Solange?


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