This might just be the busiest week of the year. Check out the free screenings of the Boston Palestine Film Festival at Harvard Law or the Ibero-American Film Festival at BU. There's a special night at the Paramount with a showcase of experimental films. We have Cinematheque and a VES screening. We have filmmakers on hand for at least six of the screenings. We have Tufts Film Series and a free offering from MIT's LSC.
Get out and find something you like.
Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.
* Tufts Film Series screens "The Usual Suspects" this afternoon and "The Hunger Games" and "Willy Wonka" next weekend. Check tuftsfilmseries.com for updates about Wednesday.
* During Fenway Opening Our Doors Day on Monday, the MFA will be showing short films and the Shattuck Visitor Center will show a film on the history of the area.
* The Cafe at the Somerville Armory of the Arts will show episodes of "Charmed" on Monday night.
* The BPL South Boston Lugosi Film Series continues with "Black Friday" on Tuesday afternoon.
* Harvard will host a screening of "Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years" with the director and a book event.
* The Boston Palestine Film Festival will hold free screenings at Harvard Law School. Movies are "Palestine in the South" and "Enemy Alien" on Tuesday and "Roadmap to Apartheid" (+ filmmaker) on Wednesday.
* The BU Ibero-American Film Festival continues on Tuesday with "With my Heart in Yambo", "Chico & Rita" on Thursday and "Embargo" on Friday.
* Harvard will screen "Ante la Ley" with the filmmakers on Tuesday.
* BU will screen "Peepli Live" on Tuesday.
* The TIE Annual Experimental Filmmakers Show is Tuesday night at the Paramount Center. Registration required.
* The BPL Honan-Allston Midday Movie on Wednesday is "Portrait of Jennie".
* The Brookline Putterham Branch Midday Movies screening on Wednesday is "Nightmare Before Christmas".
* BPL West End Italian Heritage Month Film Series continues on Wednesday with "Habemus Papam/We Have a Pope".
* MIT Urban Planning Film Series continues on Wednesday with "Land of Opportunity".
* The West End Museum will show "The Tiger and the Snow" on Wednesday. RSVP requested.
* The Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night continues on Wednesday with "The Chicago Conspiracy".
* Harvard Film Archives VES screenings continue on Wednesday with "October".
* The Coolidge Corner Library Senior Cinema series continues on Thursday afternoon with "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".
* On Thursday, Harvard will screen "Saving Face".
* BPL Jamaica Plain hosts JP Reads on Thursday with "Jumbo".
* Harvard will screen "La Brújula La Lleva el Muerto" on Thursday.
* Harvard will show "War on Kids" with the director on hand Thursday.
* Harvard Law will screen "Doctors of the Dark Side" with a film subject on Thursday.
* The BPL South End Noir Film Series continues with "Great St. Louis Bank Robber" on Friday afternoon.
* The German International School of Boston will screen the German version of "Puss in Boots" on Friday afternoon.
* BU Cinematheque continues on Friday night with "The Sun Don’t Shine" plus the filmmaker.
* Harvard will show "So Sorry" on Friday night.
* MIT LSC will screen "Lars and the Real Girl" twice on Friday night.
* On Saturday, Harvard will show "Brooklyn Castle" with the filmmakers & film subject on hand. RSVP requested.
* Next Sunday, Wellesley's Cinephile Sundays continue with "The Sacrifice".
* Next Sunday night, the Somerville Armory will hold Not So Silent Sundays featuring the films of George Méliès.
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Here are the highlights of free films for the next week from the Boston area. Please let me know of changes, additions and new sources of films. I am always looking for new free cinema.
Check for last minute changes or contact the organizers to make sure events are still happening.
For directions, try these sites:
MIT: Campus Map
Harvard: Campus Map
Tufts: Campus Map
BU: Campus Map
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