Calendar Archive

Ishmael Beah

Bending Steel

Gary Shteyngart

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

E.L. Doctorow (postponed)

B.J. Novak

Constructive Interference

The Flaherty at The DocYard

The Singularity

Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This is Stones Throw Records

First Cousin, Once Removed

David Sibley

Chlotrudis Awards

E.L. Doctorow (canceled)

The Short Films of Ben Russell and Ben Rivers

My Name is Jonah


Starry Eyes

The Ten Year Plan

Hearts and Minds

Bob Mankoff

Town Hall

Trap Street

Skeleton Twins

Every Everything


She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry


An Evening at ‘The Good Inn’

The Handmaid’s Tale

Roz Chast

Michael Cunningham

Ruth Reichl

Philippe Petit

Everything Is Terrible! Live!

John Waters

Citizen Koch

Citizen Koch

An Evening of Magic Lantern Entertainment

I Origins

Sound & Chaos: The Story of BC Studio

Randall Munroe

Sarah Waters

Rainbow Rowell

Lawrence Wright

Steven Pinker

Stephin Merritt

B.J. Novak


The Brattle Film Foundation Annual Gala

Bob Ryan

Katha Pollitt

Cary Elwes, As You Wish

The Princess Bride

Return to Homs

Bookbuilders Awards

Same Sex America


Alan Doyle

The Gordin Cell

The Bad News Bears

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Megan Amram

Of Daoist Flights and Chinese Fantasies

Richard Ford

Robert Brustein

The 78 Project Movie

The Notorious Mr. Bout

Gabrielle Hamilton

Hilton Als

Jill Lepore

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

The Loudest Sound

Grrl Haus Cinema

Wild Style

Ian Bostridge

Scott McCloud



The Search for General Tso

Gayle Live

Boston Film Industry Panel

Red Lines

The 2015 Chlotrudis Awards

Recycled Cinema: An Experimental Shorts Program

Happy Valley

Jon Ronson


Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Lydia Davis

Peter Singer

TV Guidance Counselor

You’re the Expert

You’re the Expert

T.C. Boyle

Women in Comedy Festival Film Night

The Last Unicorn

The Truth Is We Are Perfect

Elements of Cinema: Clash by Night

Leonard Mlodinow

The Grief of Others

I Am Big Bird

Richard H. Thaler

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Elements of Cinema: Killer of Sheep

Jane Smiley

Lev Grossman

The Nation’s First 150 Years

Elements of Cinema: Playtime

Caitlin Moran

Elements of Cinema: Battleship Potemkin

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Legends of Ska

Alight / Voluntary Paralysis / Slow Burn / Wander, Wonder, Wilderness (D3B2)

Postpartum / Rabbits / Sidewalk Traffic (D3B3)

The Heebie-Jeebies / Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game / The Mayor of Rock and Roll (D4B1)

Echoes / The Secret Life of Balloons / Wildlike (D4B2)

The Baffler Presents: Three Cheers for George Scialabba

Mary Karr

Heaven Knows What

Kate Beaton

Paul Theroux

Ruth Reichl

Robert B. Reich

Addicted to Fresno

Satanic Panic Book Launch featuring The ‘Burbs

Roberta Kaplan

Melanne Verveer & Kim Azzarelli (venue changed)

Sherry Turkle


Boston Book Festival presents Room

Boston Asian American Film Festival presents Seoul Searching

Tavi Gevinson

Where to Invade Next

Judah Friedlander

Simon Winchester

Lisa Randall

Romeo Is Bleeding

Anne-Marie Slaughter

Elements of Cinema: The Magnificent Ambersons

Red Leaves

Ethan Hawke

Fade to Winter

Jesse Eisenberg

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

An Evening with the Boston Yeti

Elizabeth Strout

Bicycle Thieves

Waking in Oak Creek

Forks Over Knives

The Witch


E.J. Dionne Jr.

Black Lives Through the Arts: Women Take the Reel Opening Event

Rock in Reykjavik

They Live By Night

A. O. Scott

The 2016 Trudies!

North by Northwest

Cash Only

Chasing Banksy

Trash Fire

Field of Vision

John Elder Robison

That’s Not Us

Most Likely

Iris Bohnet

Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit with Marie Curie

You’re the Expert Live

Darkon – 10th Anniversary Screening

The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Peacemaker

Who Is Lydia Loveless

Jahar: Special Cambridge Event



High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell

Chris Anderson

Angela Duckworth

Sidney Blumenthal

Joe Hill

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Cass R. Sunstein

Eric Ripert

Mary Roach

Chuck Klosterman

Alain de Botton

Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Elements of Cinema: Cleo from 5 to 7

Jeffrey Toobin

Block B1: Shorts

Block B2: I Wish I Was That Bird

Block B4: Jasmine

Block C1: Agonies and Remedies

Block C2: Shorts

Carl Hiaasen

Lawrence Wright

Mara Wilson

Emma Donoghue

Theo Who Lived

She Started It

Forgotten Farms

Short Film Program: Change Makers


American Honey

Grace Bonney


Carly Simon

What Now? 48 Hours Post Election

An Art That Nature Makes

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Caitlin Moran

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

An Aquarium in the Sea: The Story of the New York Group of Poets

What Is A Witch: Female Magic & Transgression in Pictures

Daniel C. Dennett

John Darnielle


Ian Rankin

The Boston Society of Film Critics Annual Awards Ceremony and Screening

Yuval Noah Harari

The Women

The Illinois Parables

League of Heels: A Video Game Wrestling Documentary

The 2017 Trudies!

Things Ricky Forgot to Teach But Somehow I Learned Them Anyway – Films From Mary Jane Doherty

Students & First-Timers



Barbara Lynch


The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Angelo Unwritten


Richard Ford

Richard Russo

Dennis Lehane

Colm Tóibín


The Social Network

Jill Lepore

Jonathan Safran Foer

Andy McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

Jonny Sun

Good Time

Elements of Cinema: The Young Girls of Rochefort

Claire Messud

Daniel Goleman and Richard J. Davidson

Gretchen Rubin

Ken Follett

Chris Brokaw Presents the Films of Peter Hutton

Alice McDermott

Disorder: The Rare Disease Film Festival

Masha Gessen

Armistead Maupin

Jacques Pépin

Adam Gopnik

Human Harvest: China’s Illegal Organ Trade


Human Flow

Anatomy of a Male Ballet Dancer

Jaha’s Promise

Found Footage Festival: Volume 8

Shorts Program – Changing Perspective


More Than A Word

Boston Asian American Film Festival Opening Night: Jade Pendant

Dar Williams

Alice Hoffman


Dan Ariely and Jeff Kreisler

Bill McKibben

Ex Machina

Matthew Weiner

Alan Doyle

Slavoj Žižek and Alenka Zupančič

Gail Simmons

John Banville

Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker

Muhi – Generally Temporary

Yuletide Terror +Jack Frost

Tina Brown

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry

Daniel H. Pink

This Week in Dystopia Live Podcast +Screening of Idiocracy

Strange Days

Children of Men

A Clockwork Orange


The Handmaid’s Tale

The Hunger Games

This Is Congo

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

The Boston Society of Film Critics Awards +Screening of Get Out

Elements of Cinema: Rashomon

Fish & Dreams: Animation by Emily Hubley

Junot Díaz

All Over Me

Peter Wohlleben

My Name Is Myeisha

The Queen of Hollywood Blvd

The Saturday Morning All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Meredith Goldstein

Meg Wolitzer

Sneak Preview: Freelancers Anonymous

Knife in the Clear Water (清水里的刀子)

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o


Sally Kohn

People on Sunday

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Crime + Punishment

The New Fire

Nothing Is Truer Than Truth

David Duchovny

Stephen Greenblatt

I Am Not a Witch

John Hodgman

The Dead Zone

Tyrant, Show Thy Face

Jon Meacham

In the Bedroom

Thomas Frank

Caitlin Moran

Amber Tamblyn

Elements of Cinema: The Crowd

The Oslo Diaries

All About Eve


Gary Shteyngart

Bruce Schneier

Anand Giridharadas

Power Struggle

Autumn Sonata


Walter Mosley

Steven Johnson


Andre Dubus III

Steve Kornacki

The Providers



Every Act of Life

Shorts Program – Life in Focus

Boston Asian American Film Festival presents The Joy Luck Club

Christopher Kimball

Eileen Myles

Michael Beschloss

Strange Frequencies Presentation & Secret Screening

3 Days in Quiberon

Elaine Pagels

Nathaniel Philbrick

Elements of Cinema: Near Dark

Bombshell with Karina Longworth


Howard Schultz

Jason Rezaian

Cinema in Context: The Ipcress File

John Brockman

World Premiere: Transfinite

Science Riot: Real Experts. Real Funny!

WICF: Emma Willmann

WICF: 2019 Keynote

WICF: Chanel Ali

WICF: Jenny Zigrino

WICF: Short Film Festival Screening

WICF: Helen Hong

WICF: Liza Treyger

Celeste Ng

The Mosquito Coast


Rick Atkinson


Adam Gopnik

An Afternoon with Salvador Dalí and the Marx Brothers

The Good Nazi

The Dead Don’t Die

Janaka Stucky

Raphael Bob-Waksberg