Sunday, November 16

Premieres ArchiveRepertory Series ArchiveReel Music Film Festival 2014

Let’s Go to the Rat

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Special Premiere Screening!

Filmmaker in Person!

(2013) dir Andrew Szava-Kovats w/Willie Alexander, Rick Berlin, Lizzie Borden, Sam Jordan, Dave Minehan [80 min; Digital]
New York had CBGB, Boston had “The Rat” (1974-1997). A dank, dangerous cellar in Kenmore Square where bands from all over the world came to perform, artists and writers came to hang out, and fans of all stripes came together to create one of the most vibrant and vital music scenes in the country. This new documentary invites you to experience the stories and performances that made The Rat special, as told by the musicians who played there, the people who worked there, and those who came to support the scene.

“Watching LET’S GO TO THE RAT could make nostalgics mourn for a simpler time in our fair city, even as viewers cringe at the violence and disgusting bathrooms. Still, it’s great to have a time capsule of what the local scene once was, and what it might still be again.” Chelsea Spear reviews LET’S GO TO THE RAT for Brattle Film Notes


Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Sunday 11/16 at 7:00 PM

Single Feature. Brattle passes accepted. Online sales close 2 hours before showtime after which tickets will be available at the door.

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