Boston Free Films: 12/16 - 12/30

There's barely enough free film over the next two weeks to fill up one listing, let alone two, so I'm opting to combine the schedule with no update next week.

Check out next Sunday's Harvard Film Archive Christmas Show. Should be fun.

Enjoy.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

This week's highlights:

* The BPL Copley Square Family Movie Sunday screens "Open Season 3" today.
* The Goethe-Institut Boston will screen "Mother Hulda" this morning.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "Christmas Carol" (2009).
* The BPL South Boston Man of Menace Film Series continues with "The Hoodlum" on Tuesday afternoon.
* The Brookline Putterham Wednesday Midday Movie is "The Five-Year Engagement". "Rock of Ages" is next week's movie.
* The BPL North End will show "The Men Who Stare at Goats" on Wednesday as part of a series of comedy films.
* The Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night on Wednesday is "Salt of the Earth". No movie has been announced for Boxing Day as of now.
* Thursday afternoon's Coolidge Corner Library Senior Cinema will show "Christmas in Connecticut" this week and "Holiday" next.
* The BPL Copley Square Never Too Late group will screen "The Family Stone" on Thursday afternoon. They will screen "The Apartment" after Christmas.
* On Thursday, MIT will screen short films as part of the In the Holocene Exhibition.
* The BPL South Boston Dangerous to Know Film Series continues on Thursdays with "Sudden Fear" and "Torch Song" respectively.
* Watertown Public Conversation Project Movie Night will screen "Monsieur Lazhar" on Thursday. RSVP requested.
* The Rule 19 monthly screening on Thursday is "Our Daily Bread".
* BPL South End Noir Film Series picks back up with "Angel Face" on Friday and "Illegal" next week.
* Harvard Film Archive hosts its 4th Annual Vintage Christmas Show on next Sunday afternoon with clips and shorts.
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Boston Free Films: 12/9 - 2/16

It's here. The winter quiet period has begun. Finals are in full swing and the students will be hitting the airports, leaving the locals to fend for themselves when it comes to free film.

Check out the options left on the board.

Enjoy.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

This week's highlights:

* Tufts Film Series semester finales tonight is "A Muppet Christmas Carol".
* The Goethe-Institut Boston will screen "Mother Hulda" this morning.
* The Wellesley Photogs on Film Series shows "The Searchers" this afternoon.
* Temple Reyim in Newton will screen "Re-Emerging: The Jews of Nigeria" with the filmmaker this afternoon.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "Elf".
* The BPL South Boston Man of Menace Film Series kicks off with "Born to Kill" on Tuesday afternoon.
* Tufts will screen student-made films on social change on Tuesday night.
* The Brookline Putterham Wednesday Midday Movie is "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World".
* The BPL West End will screen "Marvel’s The Avengers" on Wednesday afternoon.
* Harvard will screen "Dudamel: Let the Children Play" on Wednesday.
* The BPL North End will show "Clerks" on Wednesday as part of a series of comedy films.
* The Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night on Wednesday is "Shift Change: Putting Democracy To Work".
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Boston Free Films: 12/2 - 12/9

I warned you. Activities after Thanksgiving get packed into a very short time. Lots of colleges are ending their classes this week or next and that means they stop showing these wonderful free films ... for some reason.

This week has options, but those will be disappearing soon. Hurry before you miss them.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

This week's highlights:

* Tufts Film Series shows "Brave" tonight and finishes their season with "The Muppet Movie" and "A Muppets Christmas" next weekend.
* Today's BPL Copley Square Family Movie is "Kung Fu Panda 2".
* Wellesley Cinephile Sundays continues this afternoon with "Russian Ark".
* Harvard Law will host a Monday afternoon discussion with members of the cast of "The Wire". RSVP requested. (How many times are they getting these folks together at HLS?)
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation".
* The Paramount Center will screen "Where Are You Taking Me?" with the director on Monday.
* Monday night, the Goethe-Institut Boston will screen "Honor" with the director on hand.
* The BPL South Boston Man of Menace Film Series kicks off with "Dillinger" on Tuesday afternoon.
* The Harvard Kennedy School Middle East Film Series continues on Tuesday with "Footnote". (Rescheduled because of last week's power outage).
* Harvard Film Archive VES screenings wrap up the semester on Tuesday with "Blunden Harbour" and "Of Time and the City".
* The Paramount Center will screen "Kinyarwanda" on Tuesday. RSVP required.
* On Tuesday, Fenway Health will show "How to Survive a Plague", preceded by a reception.
* Tufts will screen "American Drug War 2" with the director on Tuesday.
* The Brookline Putterham Wednesday Midday Movie is "50/50".
* The BPL West End will screen "Captain America: The First Avenger" on Wednesday afternoon.
* Harvard/Radcliffe Schlesinger Library Movie Night on Wednesday will screen "Girl Rock!"
* On Wednesday, Brandeis will screen "Baseball in the Time of Cholera".
* The Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night on Wednesday is "Slingshot Hip Hop".
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Boston Free Films: 11/25 - 12/2

The week after Thanksgiving isn't a lightweight one. Plenty of options including several filmmaker visits.

Find something you like.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

This week's highlights:

* Tufts Film Series returns next weekend with "Brave" and "Braveheart".
* BU will host a screening of "Gun Hill Road" on Monday afternoon with the director present.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "Paradise Road".
* Harvard Law will screen "The Island President" on Monday night.
* Tuesday midday, J.J. Abrams will be at MIT to speak.
* The BPL South Boston Jack Lemmon Film Series continues with "Grumpy Old Men" on Tuesday afternoon.
* Harvard Film Archive VES screenings continue on Tuesday with short films.
* The Emerson Bright Lights Film Series will screen "Beeswax" on Tuesday with the filmmaker on hand.
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Boston Free Films: 11/18 to 11/25

Surprise, surprise... it's a light week of free film viewing. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and be prepared for a quick rush of free films before the kids head off for the holidays.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

Highlights:

* Tufts Film Series screens "American Psycho" this evening and will be off until the weekend of November 30th.
* Today's BPL Copley Square Family Movie Sundays film is "The Lorax".
* The Brookline Library will screen "Voices from the Basement" this afternoon.
* BU Law will screen "Doctors on the Darkside" on Monday afternoon. RSVP requested.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "The Americans in the Bulge".
* BPL Connolly Branch will show "Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated Subway" on Monday night.
* Harvard Law will screen "We Made This Movie" on Monday with the filmmaker present. RSVP required.
* The BPL South Boston Jack Lemmon Film Series continues with "The China Syndrome" on Tuesday afternoon.
* Harvard will screen "Pescador" on Tuesday evening.
* The Brattle Theatre will host a preview screening of "Hitchcock" on Tuesday.
* The BPL Honan-Allston Midday Movie on Wednesday is "Georgia Rule".
* The BPL West End will screen "Forks Over Knives" on Wednesday afternoon.
* The Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night on Wednesday is "The Ice Storm".
* The BPL South End Noir Film Series continues with "Macao" on Friday afternoon.

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Boston Free Films: 11/11 to 11/18

Lots of good stuff. BU Tournees French Film Festival. UMass Boston Film Festival. Boston Anarchist Film Festival. Library screening with live music. Filmmakers telling us about their work.

My dance card is already quite full. Probably more to come.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

Highlights:

* Tufts Film Series screens "District 9" this evening and "American Psycho" and "The Dark Knight Rises" next weekend. Check tuftsfilmseries.com Wednesday or Thursday for updates.
* The Boston Anarchist Film Festival continues at Simmons today.
* Wellesley Cinephile Sundays continue today with "Stalker".
* Tufts will screen "The Lottery" tonight . MOVED TO MONDAY. RSVP requested.
* The BU Tournees Film Festival continues on Monday with "La Princesse de Montpensier".
* Brandeis will show "The Law In These Parts" on Monday with the director present.
* The BPL South Boston Jack Lemmon Film Series continues with "The Odd Couple" on Tuesday afternoon.
* The Harvard Film Archive VES screenings continue on Tuesday with "Moonblack" & "Bless Their Little Hearts".
* Harvard Kennedy School will screen "Call me Kuchu" on Tuesday with the filmmakers on hand.
* Tufts Library will screen "Endless Dreams and Water Between" on Tuesday.
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Boston Free Films: 11/4 to 11/11

The great schedule from last week got all messed up because of Hurricane Sandy, but we are thankful there wasn't much damage around here. The New England Conservatory Brando clips and live music event has been rescheduled to January. Some of the other canceled events have been rescheduled as well.

This is still a pretty good week with a variety of film opportunities. Check out next weekend's Boston Anarchist Film Festival for a taste of something different.

LATE ADDITION: BU Tournees Film Festival will screen "Romantics anonymous" on Wednesday and "A Cat in Paris" on Friday. For some reason, they didn't post onto the BU main calendar. Fortunately, I caught their Facebook page.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

Highlights:

* Tufts Film Series screens "The Iron Giant" this evening and "District 9" and "Prometheus" next weekend. Check tuftsfilmseries.com Wednesday or Thursday for updates.
* Emerson's Paramount Center will host a free screening of "Hugo" this afternoon.
* Today's BPL Copley Square Family Movie is "Puss in Boots".
* The Regent Theatre in Arlington will be screening "Gen Silent" this afternoon.
* Wellesley College's Photogs on Film Series continues today with "Vertigo".
* The Tufts Italian Film Series will be showing "My Brother-in-Law" this afternoon.
* Tonight at midnight, Tufts Film Series will screen "V for Vendetta".
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "Tuskegee Airmen".
* MIT will screen "The Suffering Grasses" on Monday night.
* Harvard will show "Johnny Guitar" on Monday night.
* The BPL South Boston Jack Lemmon Film Series starts up with "The Days of Wine & Roses " on Tuesday afternoon.
* The Harvard Film Archive VES screenings continue on Tuesday with "The Conversation" and two shorter films.
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Boston Free Films: 10/28 to 11/4

I've often accused Northeastern University of being a bit stingy with their free film offerings -- hard to find on the calendar, not publicized, etc. But they make up for it by offering a Halloween night lecture on the 100th anniversary of Dracula followed by *three* simultaneous screenings of Dracula films.

In other Halloween offerings, Monday night brings us New England Conservatory's annual combination of film and live music. This year, expect Marlon Brando clips.

And in the category of off-beat film offerings, check out the Internet Cat Video Festival playing (outdoors!) at UMass Boston on Tuesday. I'm betting that Hurricane Sandy has a say in that event.

Lots of other goodies, (mostly) non-Halloween related with plenty of filmmaker events (I count at least seven).

Pay close attention to the calendar -- always plenty of last minute treats.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

Highlights:

* Tufts Film Series screens "Dark Shadows" this evening and "The Iron Giant" and "The Incredibles" next weekend. Check tuftsfilmseries.com Wednesday or Thursday for updates.
* Wellesley Cinephile Sundays continue today with "Distant".
* Tonight, Harvard will screen "The Age of Delirium" with the filmmaker present.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "The Americans on Hell’s Highway". Canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.
* On Monday, the West End Museum will screen a taped version of "Tosca". RSVP requested.
* Boston College will show "Niños de la Memoria (Children of Memory)" on Monday with the filmmaker.
* On Monday, New England Conservatory holds their annual Halloween film/music event with Marlon Brando film clips and live music.
* The BPL South Boston Lugosi Film Series continues with "The Wolf Man" on Tuesday afternoon.
* The BU Ibero-American Film Festival concludes on Tuesday with "Holy Cow".
* The UMass Boston Internet Cat Video Festival will screen outdoors on Tuesday night.
* MIT will screen "The Nine Muses" on Tuesday with the filmmakers on hand.
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Boston Free Films: 10/21 to 10/28

There awaits us all another busy week of free films. BU is especially generous this week and you can see offerings from the Middle East, Italy and Latin America in a pretty decent supply.

Go forth and enjoy free film.

Check out my Twitter feed (@bostonfreefilms) for any updates.

Highlights:

* Tufts Film Series screens "Moonrise Kingdom" this evening and "Dark Shadows" and "Ringu" next weekend. Check tuftsfilmseries.com Wednesday or Thursday for updates.
* Tonight, Tufts French Film Experience begins its season with "Welcome".
* Tonight, Northeastern will host a screening of "Shift Changes" with the filmmakers.
* BU Asia Film Week starts Monday with a reception and symposium, followed by films through the week from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India Bangladesh and China.
* The BPL Copley Square Monday Night Film Series continues with "Patton".
* 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 "Murders in the Rue Morgue" on Tuesday afternoon.
* On Monday afternoon, the UMass Boston New England Italian Film Festival continues with "Lettere dal sahara". "Maestro degli errori" will be screened on Wednesday and "Generazione 1000 euro" on Thursday.
* The BU Ibero-American Film Festival continues on Tuesday with "O Liberdade", "Love and Beans" on Thursday and "Anna´s Struggle" on Friday.
* The Paramount Center will show "Raw Material" on Tuesday night. RSVP required.
* Harvard Film Archive VES screenings continue on Tuesday with "Nine Variations on a Dance Theme" and "The Red Shoes".
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