Staff Picks for the July-August Schedule

STAFF PICKWe’re back with a list of faves and must-sees from the Brattle staff! Get ready for our summer schedule by checking out the complete list, after the jump…

Pressed for time? See the complete list on our schedule page


Cardinal Belgrave is a member of our concessions management team.


  • Juno — Not sure I’ve seen this movie since 2007, but I still catch myself quoting it sometimes.
  • Blue — It’s the only color I haven’t seen! And I loved the other two.
  • Run Lola Run – movie is set to a techno version of Charles Ives’ “The Unanswered Question” and that’s not even the best part.
  • Maya Deren shorts — Had the huge honor of actually picking this movie for our schedule for Brattle’s Heroic! series (which looks amazing in it’s entirety!) Deren’s films are transporting – her reverence for the body in motion comes across in every short and will make you want to move through the world in a more intentional and loving way.
  • West Side Story — a perfect movie with music composed by a perfect man. Catch me in the front row eating birthday cake and feeling pretty.

Alma Macbride is a member of our concessions staff.


Kim Baillargeon is the Brattle’s Operations Manager.


  • Triplets of Belleville: It’s cute and has some fun creative music bits.
  • Amélie: It’s beautiful and I have never seen another romance like it, which makes it awesome. Also, fun fact, that café is an actual café in Montmartre, it’s affordable, not overcrowded with tourists and serves the best food I have ever had (and that is, travelling in France). And I enjoy that it all happens within a very tiny, recognizable region of Paris, so it’s really easy to pinpoint and understand the movie’s world.
  • Hidden Figures: That scene where all the women computers storm off to work the computer is the most epic thing ever. Also, Janelle Monáe is in it.

Jo Troll is a member of the Brattle concessions staff.


  • Mon. Hulot’s Holiday, an all time favorite, I first saw it at the Brattle and in my opinion Jacques Tati is one of the giants of visual comedy alongside Keaton, Chaplin, etc. Holiday is such a sweet funny gem of a film.
  • The Lady From Shanghai – a classic in our Rita Hayward series with Orson Welles and a supporting cast that won’t let you down………
  • To support my SciFi jones and to enjoy science run amuck, The Matrix and Blade Runner and of course…
  • How can you really know how good a film is? Maybe by watching some of the painfully worst? Trash Night…. The camaraderie of watching a trashy film and discussing it loudly and humorously while the film is running – priceless, what fun……
  • I’m going over my allotment but have to mention: Run Lola Run, with a great soundtrack and a What-if? storyline; Amelie, a sweet interesting tale of romance; and The Triplets of Belleville. Couldn’t get those three out of my head for days….There is so much more to mention on our new schedule, explore and you won’t be disapointed…

Dave Leamon is a member of our projection staff.


Cara Kuball is a member of our concessions staff.


Jessie Schanzle is the Brattle’s associate director.


  • Auntie Mame – I have been watching Auntie Mame since I was a child and really hope that I grow up to be just like her.
  • Norma Rae – My mother was an activist so this was another film I was shown at a tender age. It shows the amazing power that one person has to improve the lives of many. I can’t wait to see it on screen for the first time!
  • Blue, White & Red – If you haven’t seen these beautiful films, you really should. It is sad for cinema that Keislowski’s life was so short, but what he left us is precious indeed.
  • En el Séptimo Día – Jim McKay is a remarkable director. I haven’t seen this film, but can’t wait to do so!

Ivy Moylan is the Brattle’s executive director.