Boston Calling Film Festival 2018

Tuesday, May 22 – Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Brattle and Boston Calling Present!


Curated by Natalie Portman

Boston Calling adds to its music, comedy and arts programming and reveals details for its first ever Boston Calling Film Festival, curated by Academy Award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman. The film festival will showcase a series of films that explore similar themes told from the perspective of either male or female directors.

Additionally, Natalie is curating and hosting a series of special programming, held indoors at the music festival’s arena throughout the weekend, May 25th – May 27th.

“I’m so excited to show films that I love that explore the female gaze,” says Natalie Portman. “I don’t think there is anything inherently different between male and female artists, but these are examples of great works of art in which similar storylines have female tropes that play out quite differently depending on who is telling the story. I’m looking forward to sharing these with an audience and hearing their reactions. It makes it an even more special opportunity to watch these incredible films on the big screen at one of my favorite movie theaters.”

Please visit for more information about the arena programming and to purchase festival passes.


The Holy Girl

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels

Belle de Jour

I Am Not a Witch

The Exorcist