About the Foundation

Brattle Film Foundation logoThe Brattle Film Foundation celebrates film as a popular and fine art form with cultural and historic importance that excites, educates, and inspires community.

As the premier destination for repertory film in Greater Boston, the Brattle Film Foundation uses an international view of cinema to:

  • Enhance the movie-going experience through curated programming, community building, education, and the shared large-screen experience;
  • Recognize film as both popular and fine art with important cultural and historic value;
  • Show a diverse range of films that cannot and will not be shown anywhere else;
  • Ensure cinema is respected, viewed, and recognized alongside other great works of art; and
  • Enrich our audience’s understanding of cinema through diverse film programming, education, and information in the theater and online.

At a time when art houses and independent theatres continue to be consumed by large conglomerates, the Brattle Theatre has remained successful and true to its roots as a venue to see innovative and essential films. Starting with the programming of Cy Harvey and Bryant Halliday in 1953, the Brattle has been the unofficial film school for Boston-area residents, showing everything from Casablanca to Breaking the Waves, the works of Buster Keaton to Wong Kar-Wai. Over the years, the Brattle’s diverse programming has brought many films to view that might otherwise have been forgotten or missed.

Brattle Film Foundation Board

  • Kendra Gahagan
    Producer, Writer
    Somerville, MA
  • Girard Healy – President
    Managing Director – Accenture
    Newton, MA
  • Edward Hinkle
    Creative Director, Co-Founder – Brattle Film Foundation
    Cambridge, MA
  • B. Blake Howard
    Vice President, Marketing – National Financial at Fidelity Investments
    Cambridge, MA
  • Rob Larsen
    Senior Technology Architect – Eaton Vance
    Roslindale, MA
  • William Mendelsohn
    Vice President, Contract Negotiations – Skillsoft
    Littleton, MA
  • Charles Merzbacher
    Associate Professor and Director, Film Production Programs – Boston University
    Cambridge, MA
  • Maxwell D. Solet – Clerk
    Cambridge, MA
  • John A. Sten – Vice President
    Partner – Pierce Atwood
    Needham, MA
  • Christy Taylor – Treasurer
    Tax Managing Director – Deloitte Tax LLP
    Boston, MA

Advisory Council

  • Brad Anderson
  • Miguel Arteta
  • Rebecca Harvey
  • Chuck Hogan
  • William Holodnak
  • Ted Hope
  • David Lynch
  • In memoriam: Albert Maysles, Gordon Willis