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									                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, November 16 – Thursday, December 1                                        Sunday, November 27 – Thursday, December 1                                          Friday, December 9 – Thursday, December 15
                                                                                                                                                                         Area Premiere!                                                                       Repertory Series!                                                                    NEW Jean Luc Godard’s
                                                                                                                                                                         BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY                                                    SEEING IS BELIEVING:                                                                35MM WEEKEND
                                                                                                           Holidays 2011:                                                Nov 16 - Nov 24 at 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 (+ Sat & Sun at 1:30); 11/21 at 4:00, 6:00;
                                                                                                                                                                         11/24 at 5:30, 7:30 // Nov 25 - Dec 1 at 3:00 (+ Fri - Sun at 1:00)                  THE NON-FICTIONS OF ERROL MORRIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One of the United States’ most notable documentarians, Errol Morris has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  PRINT! Fri at 4:45, 7:00; Sat - Thu at 5:00,&7:15, 9:30 (+ Sat & Sun at 2:45);
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please Note: 5:00 only on 12/12 12/13)
                                                                                                               Friday, November 4 –                                      (2011) dir Constance Marks w/Kevin Clash [80 min]
                                                                                                                                                                         Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international           been paving a distinct trail for himself since he emerged as a filmmaker in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (1967) dir Jean-Luc Godard w/Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne [105 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jean-Luc Godard's scathing late-sixties satire is one of cinema's great anar-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the early 1980s. In recent years, he has become synonymous with probing,
                                                                                                            Friday, December 30, 2011                                    icon. Few people, however, know the man behind the Muppet. In this enter-
                                                                                                                                                                         taining and inspiring documentary, filmmaker Constance Marks introduces              in-depth character studies of the sometimes important, sometimes infamous,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  chic works. Determined to collect an inheritance from a dying relative, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  petit-bourgeois couple travel across the French countryside while civilization
                                                                                                                                                                         us to that man.                                                                      and always fascinating people beneath the headlines. From his early inves-          crashes and burns around them. Featuring a justly famous centerpiece sin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tigative work like THE THIN BLUE LINE, to his break-out film FAST, CHEAP,           gle take of an endless traffic jam, WEEKEND is a surreally funny and deeply
                                                                                                                                                                         Kevin Clash grew up dreaming of one day working with his idol, master                AND OUT OF CONTROL, to his amazingly revealing studies of war and                   disturbing expression of social oblivion that ended the first phase of
                           SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS & PREMIERES                                                                                                               puppeteer Jim Henson. He began building puppets at the age of 10 and
                                                                                                                                                                         performed on Baltimore television as a teenager. Displaying incredible cre-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              death, to his latest film TABLOID, this series offers a near complete survey of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              his theatrical documentaries – and yet it only scratches the surface of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Godard's career - and, according to the credits, cinema itself.
                                                                                                                                                                         ativity and talent at a young age, Clash eventually attracted the attention of       career that has included vast amounts of work. Mr. Morris will appear at the        “Year after year, Jean-Luc Godard has been chipping away at the language
Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5                                            Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13                                           Muppet designer Kermit Love who introduced him to Henson and helped                  Brattle on Nov 30 for a discussion sponsored by Harvard Book Store about            of cinema. Now, in WEEKEND, he has just about got down to the bare
                              Cambridge Premiere!                                    Special Live Performance & Repertory Series!                                        him find a home on Sesame Street.                                                    his latest book, Believing Is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of              bones. This is his best film, and his most inventive. It is almost pure movie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Photography.                                                                        It is sure to be ardently disliked by a great many people, Godard fans
                              MARGARET                                               THE TOBOLOWSKY FILES LIVE                                                           This moving documentary, rich in rare archival footage and interviews, fol-
                                                                                                                                                                         lows Clash from his early days in Baltimore to his current role voicing and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  among them. But revolutionary films always take some time for audiences
                              at 4:00, 7:00 (+ Sat at 1:00)                          at 8:00pm (Doors at 7:00pm)                                                                                                                                              Please see below for full line-up and schedule                                      to catch up.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 1969
                              (2011) dir Kenneth Lonergan w/Anna Paquin, J.                                                                                              performing one of the most famous puppets in the world, and along the way
                              Smith-Cameron, Mark Ruffalo, Jeannie Berlin, Jean      Join us for a live presentation of the popular radio show and podcast THE           offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the world of the Muppets.                                                                                                 “One of [Godard]’s most energetic statements of cinematic élan, venturing a
                              Reno, Kieran Culkin, Matt Damon [150 min]              TOBOLOWSKY FILES featuring the stories of Stephen Tobolowsky and host                                                                                                                                                                                        dialogue among filmmaker, movie, and the viewing world whose depth and
                                                                                                                                                                         “A winning tale of the persistence and creativity behind one of the most
                            Normally when a film takes years to emerge               David Chen of
                                                                                                                                                                         famous and fuzziest faces in the world.” – The New York Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3                                           seriousness have no real rival.” – Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice
                            onto screens it’s a bad sign but, we’re happy to                                      Stephen Tobolowsky is definitely one of “those
                            report, this is decidedly not the case with MAR-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Area Premiere!
                                                                                                                  guys” in movies and TV. He has been featured
                            GARET. Following the success of 2000’s You                                            in (mostly) small roles in over 200 films and
                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20                                          TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE
                            Can Count On Me, writer/director Kenneth                                              TV shows. Currently you probably know him              THE ADVENTURES OF                                                                    at 4:00, 7:00 (+ Sat at 1:00)                                                       Friday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 20
                            Lonergan filmed his follow up, MARGARET, in                                                                                                                                                                                       (2009) dir Cristian Mungiu, Hanno Höfer, Razvan Marculescu, Constantin Popescu,
2005… And then something went terribly wrong. MARGARET languished
                                                                                                                  best as the creepy Sandy Ryerson on Glee or,
                                                                                                                                                                         ELMO IN GROUCHLAND                                                                   Ioana Uricaru [155 min]                                                             IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
                                                                                                                  depending on your maturity, as gonzo                   at 11:30am                                                                           The final 15 years of the Ceausescu regime were the worst in Romania's his-         Fri - Sun at 4:00, 7:00 (+Sat & Sun at 1:00); Mon at 4:30; Tue at 7:00
in the editing room while Lonergan struggled to come up with a version of                                         Hollywood producer Stu Baggs on                                                                                                                                                                                                 (1946) dir Frank Capra w/Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed [130 min]
                                                                                                                                                                         (1999) dir Gary Halvorson w/Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams [73 min]   tory. Nonetheless, the propaganda machine of that time referred without fail
the film that both he and his studio could agree on. Now, finally, MAR-                                           Californication. You also probably know him                                                                                                                                                                                     Jimmy Stewart plays George Bailey, a forlorn small-town banker with a seri-
                                                                                                                                                                         Elmo loves his fuzzy blanket so much that he gets into a tug-of war over it          to that period as “the golden age”… Lead by acclaimed director Christian
GARET has been released – though, unfortunately, without much fanfare.                                            from one of his most iconic roles – jovial insur-                                                                                                                                                                               ous case of regret, who while considering suicide meets Clarence (Travers),
                                                                                                                                                                         with his friend Zoe, losing it in far-off Grouchland. Nothing will deter Elmo        Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days), a group of young Romanian film-
The film follows Lisa (Paquin) a 17-year-old New Yorker who witnesses – and                                       ance salesman Ned Ryerson from GROUND-                 from retrieving his treasured possession, plunging himself into a series of          makers have created the darkly humorous TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE                   an angel in training. Clarence shows George what life would be like if he
perhaps plays a part in causing – a bus accident that kills a woman. After                                        HOG DAY. A few of you may recognize him                adventures including a battle of wits with the Queen of Trash.                       which purports to adapt the most popular urban myths of the period. Comic,          had never been born, and through this George is able to realize how valu-
the crash, she begins to lash out emotionally at her family and herself while                                     from his dramatic roles in Mississippi Burning                                                                                              bizarre, surprising myths abound, myths that draw on the often-surreal              able one person’s life can be. This film, which offers one of the most memo-
                                                                                                                  or MEMENTO. And a small number of you                                                                                                                                                                                           rable (and bittersweet) Christmas stories ever, is a wonderful reminder that
trying to reconcile her belief that she is somehow responsible. A remarkably
                                                                                     may know him as the co-writer with David Byrne of the Talking Head’s film
                                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday, November 22                                                                 events of everyday life under the communist regime – from an entire village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  life may not be what we expected but it is still sweet and rich. Forget about
human, powerfully acted film, MARGARET appears out-of-place in this age                                                                                                                                                                                       government trapped on a merry-go-round, to a policeman trying to slaugh-
of big-screen spectacles and high-concept dramas. Don’t miss the chance to           TRUE STORIES. Whatever role he takes, and whatever size it is, you can be           MUPPETS FROM SPACE                                                                   ter a live pig in an urban apartment, to the consequences of being a photo-         watching this classic film at home on TV, we’re showing it the way it was
see this emotionally and intellectually challenging film on the big screen!          sure that Tobolowsky will steal just about every scene he appears in. His           at 9:30pm                                                                            retoucher at a Party newspaper.                                                     meant to be seen: on the Big Screen!
                                                                                     unique energy and unquestionable talent make him one of the best and most           (1999) dir Tim Hill w/Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the whole
“Magnificent theatrical directing… Visceral, raw, seemingly real, and fero-          recognizable character actors working today.                                        Muppet gang + Jeffrey Tambor [87 min]                                                Though the events depicted sometimes have serious consequences, the film-
ciously acted.” – Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe                                                                                                                        When Gonzo starts getting messages in his cereal bowl it seems that he               makers choose to always treat their subjects with a light touch. Humor is           Also Friday, December 16 – Tuesday, December 20
                                                                                     On the show, THE TOBOLOWSKY FILES, Tobolowsky brings wit and insight,               might be close to figuring out where he comes from (and what the heck he             what kept Romanians alive, and TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE aims to
“Oh boy. Oh wow. If your idea of a rewarding time at the movies is a sym-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Repertory Series!
                                                                                     not to mention his actor’s eye for drama, to stories from all periods of his        is). This terrific recent entry into the Muppets movie series features superb        re-capture that mood, portraying the survival of a nation having to face
phonic drama that aches with the blood, sweat and tears of real life while           own life. Not just confining himself to stories from his time in the entertain-     musical numbers set to funk hits by the likes of Funkadelic and James Brown.         every day the twisted logic of a dictatorship.
simultaneously upholding the finest traditions of opera, of theater, of poet-        ment business (though there are plenty of hilarious behind-the-scenes anec-                                                                                                                                                                                  We love IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE but sometimes we just feel like we’ve had
ry, of literature, look no further.” – Michael Tully, Hammer To Nail                                                                                                                                                                                          "[Romanian filmmakers] are comedians and tragedians often within the                our fill of holiday themed flicks. Then, magically, the holiday season insinu-
                                                                                     dotes), Tobolowsky delves into growing up a quirky teen, finding his voice
                                                                                     in theater, and falling in (and out of) love with self-effacing humor and an
                                                                                                                                                                         Wednesday, November 23                                                               same movie… They're some of the most natural storytellers in movies.                ates itself into something different – a film that isn’t, technically, a Holiday
Also Friday, November 4 & Saturday, November 5                                       instantly engaging openness. If you are a fan of The Moth or This American          TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES                                                         Narrative moviemaking has a good name in their hands." – Wesley Morris,             Movie. Sometimes it’s something you have to be reminded of, as is the case
                                                                                                                                                                         at 9:30pm                                                                            The Boston Globe                                                                    with CITY OF LOST CHILDREN. Sometimes it serves as a backdrop for an
Area Premiere!                                                                       Life, we highly recommend this event – it’s certain to be a memorable
                                                                                     evening of stories and conversation with a one-of-a-kind performer.                 (1990) dir Steve Barron w/Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Kevin Clash [93 min]                                                                                                unrelated noir romp (KISS KISS BANG BANG). And sometimes it’s blatant-
THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM                                                                                                                                                  Cowabunga dudes! A defining film for a certain quirky segment of a gener-                                                                                                ly obvious but hilarious none-the-less (RARE EXPORTS or CHRISTMAS VACA-
at 10:00, 11:45                                                                      Advance tickets are $20 for all. Day of tickets are $25 general admis-              ation, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES tells the story of four teenage tur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Also Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3                                      TION). Whatever your feelings about the holidays, come enjoy these alter-
(2011) dir Todd Rohal w/Steve Little, Robert Longstreet [75 min]                     sion/$22 students, seniors, and Brattle members.                                                                                                                         The Late Show! Area Premiere!
                                                                                                                                                                         tles who are doused with radioactive material and become overgrown                                                                                                       native instances of seasonal ‘cheer.’
If you’ve been longing for more exploding heads in your indie comedies,
then THE CATECHISM CATACLYSM is the film for you! Eastbound And
                                                                                                                                                                         crimefighters under the tutelage of a rat named Splinter (a puppet performed         BURKE & HARE                                                                        Please see below for full line-up and schedule
Down co-star Steve Little stars as Father Billy, an annoying slacker/priest          Also Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13                                      by Kevin Clash of Elmo fame).                                                        at 10:00, Midnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (2010) dir John Landis w/Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Jessica Hynes, Tom
who tracks down a childhood friend Robbie (Longstreet) and badgers him               Repertory Series!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, December 21 – Friday, December 23
into going canoeing with him. Things start out OK, despite Father Billy’s                                                                                                Thursday, November 24                                                                Wilkinson [91 min]
                                                                                     FEATURING STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY                                                                                                                                             Thirty years after An American Werewolf in London, John Landis returns to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back By Popular Demand!
strange, sometimes-childish behavior. Soon, however, a progression of
                                                                                     Join us for a sampling of some of Stephen Tobolowsky’s most entertaining            LABYRINTH                                                                            the UK with a black comedy set in 19th-century Edinburgh. After discover-
minor disasters add up to the pair being stranded in the wilderness – and
that’s when things get really weird. This offputtingly quirky film doesn’t stay
                                                                                     and memorable film roles.                                                           at 9:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                         (1986) dir Jim Henson w/David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly [101 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ing a booming market for medical cadavers, two bumbling Irish hucksters             THE TREE OF LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis) turn to grave-robbing and, before long, mur-           at 5:00, 8:00
still long enough for the audience to get a handle on it – and that’s a good         Please see below for full line-up and schedule                                      Jim Henson, with the help of Kevin Clash who voiced several characters, cre-                                                                                             (2011) dir Terrence Malick w/Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain [139 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              der. Grisly, farcical fun, featuring a who’s who of British comedians and
thing. There’s always something unexpected around the next corner whether                                                                                                ated this modern-day Alice in Wonderland. Connelly plays Sarah, a young              appearances from Tim Curry and Christopher Lee. – notes from the Film               Acclaimed director Terrence Malick (Badlands, Days Of Heaven) is anything
it’s a pair of cute Japanese tourists and their mute bodyguard or a story            Sunday, November 13                                                                 girl who must travel through the Labyrinth to save her baby brother from the         Society of Lincoln Center                                                           but prolific, racking up only 5 feature films in over 35 years. This is one of
about a day laborer who finds love while trapped in a cement column.                                                                                                     Goblin King (Bowie). “A remarkable achievement.” – The New York Times                                                                                                    those quality over quantity situations, however, since every one of his films
                                                                                     Special Fundraising Event!                                                                                                                                               “[A] ghoulish comedy, a droll take on one of the most notorious mass-mur-           is a classic and it’s a cinematic event every time one appears. His latest, THE
“Weird and well-acted.” – The New York Times                                         THE BRATTLE GALA                                                                                                                                                         der cases of the 19th century.” – The New York Times                                TREE OF LIFE is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the
                                                                                     at The Charles Hotel                                                                Friday, November 25 & Saturday, November 26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1950s. Catch up with this breathtakingly beautiful film that is sure to make
Sunday, November 6                                                                   Stephen Tobolowsky will be the guest of honor at this year’s Brattle Film                                                                                                Wednesday, December 7 & Thursday, December 8                                        it onto a number of year end top ten lists!
Special Double Feature Screening!                                                    Foundation gala fundraiser. Celebrate one of the great character actors and         Give Thanks For Bogie!
                                                                                     support the Brattle all in one fell swoop!                                          MALTESE FALCON                                                                       THE MUPPET MOVIE
SIDEWAYS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wed at 8:30pm; Thu at 4:30, 7:00*, 9:30
at 7:00pm                                                                            Visit for more information.                                         at 7:15
                                                                                                                                                                         (1941) dir John Huston w/Humphrey Bogart, Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              * Please note: Thursday 7:00pm show will be a SINGALONG!!                           Sunday, December 25 – Friday, December 30
(2004) dir Alexander Payne w/Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia                                                                                                                                                                                     (1979) dir James Frawley w/Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and the
Madsen, Sandra Oh [126 min]                                                                                                                                              Astor, Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet [100 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              whole Muppet gang + Charles Durning, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Repertory Series!
Depressed writer Miles (Giamatti) takes his soon-to-be-married college pal                                                                                               One of Humphrey Bogart’s most iconic roles is                                        Dom DeLuise, Elliott Gould, Bob Hope, Madeline Kahn, Steve Martin, Richard          BACKWARDS & IN HIGH HEELS:
Jack (Church) on a roadtrip through California wine country. Despite Miles’          Wednesday, November 16 – Sunday, November 20                                        as Dashiell Hammett’s cynical and smart pri-                                         Pryor, Telly Savalas and Orson Welles [95 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A TRIBUTE TO GINGER ROGERS
best efforts to make it a relaxing trip, Jack is determined to have one last                                                                                             vate eye Sam Spade in this, one of the great-                                        Did the one-two punch of our premiere of BEING ELMO and the release of
                                                                                     The Late Show! Area Premiere!                                                       est of the great film noirs. THE MALTESE FAL-                                        the new Muppet movie, The Muppets, make you yearn for more puppet-tas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We take the title of this series celebrating the 100th birthday of Ginger
fling before getting hitched – with not so spectacular results. Payne’s SIDE-
WAYS was a critical and box office success that helped solidify the popular-         EVERYDAY SUNSHINE:                                                                  CON weaves an intricate tale of obsession                                            tic features? Well, look no further! The original MUPPET MOVIE tells the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rogers from one of the most famous – and telling – quotes about her.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Referring to the fact that her much lauded co-star Fred Astaire had gotten all
ity of Giamatti… and send Merlot sales into the toilet.                              THE STORY OF FISHBONE                                                               and desire around a carved bird statue that is
                                                                                                                                                                         said to be worth a fortune. The people who
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              story of the Muppets origins – from Kermit’s humble days as a banjo-pickin’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the credit, cartoonist Bob Thaves once wrote: "Sure [Astaire] was great, but
                                                                                     at 9:30                                                                                                                                                                  swamp frog to his fateful meeting with a talent agent to his meeting up with
                       Double Feature!                                                                                                                                   hunt it flock to Spade when a man carrying a mysterious bundle dies on his                                                                                               don't forget that Ginger Rogers did everything he did, backwards… and in
                                                                                     (2010) dir Lev Anderson, Chris Metzler w/Fishbone, Norwood Fisher, Angelo                                                                                                Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, Gonzo and the rest of the gang and straight
ELECTION                                                                             Moore, Ice-T, Flea, Gwen Stefani [107 min]                                          doorstep and they use every method from guile to force to charm to get him           through to the premiere of the first big movie.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  high heels." The quote has been widely appropriated by anyone trying to
at 4:45, 9:30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     point out the unequal recognition of the role of women in history but the truth
                                                                                     From the shifting faultlines of Hollywood fantasies and the economic and            on their side. Spade, being too smart by half for any of them, beautifully                                                                 JOIN US FOR A
(1999) dir Alexander Payne w/Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          is that even this quote does Rogers somewhat of an injustice. In fact, Rogers
                                                                                     racial tensions of Reagan's America, Fishbone rose to become one of the             plays everyone against each other while pursuing a goal all his own.
Klein [103 min]
                                                                                     most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of          Whipsmart dialogue and iconic character actors Lorre and Greenstreet, not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MUPPET MOVIE SINGALONG                    had a sparkling career away from the shadow of Astaire – from small roles
ELECTION is a scathing parody of the political process told through a ruth-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 at Thursday’s 7:00pm show!!
                                                                                     punk and funk they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial          to mention the sensational Bogie, make this one of the archetypal film noirs.                                                                                            in the Busby Berkeley musicals like 42ND STREET to easy-going drama like
lessly fought high school election between the perky Tracy Flick
                                                                                     stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation. Now,                                                                                                                                                                                   STAGE DOOR to her sparkling comedic roles in films like MONKEY BUSI-
(Witherspoon) and the popular Paul Metzler (Klein). The election is overseen
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Double Feature!                                                                                                                         NESS where she holds her own against Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe.
by wannabe-Machiavellian civics teacher Jim McAllister (Broderick) who               over 25 years later, lead singer Angelo Moore and bassist Norwood Fisher
                                                                                     struggle to keep the band rolling out of pride, desperation and love for their
                                                                                                                                                                         THE BIG SLEEP                                                                                                                                                            This brief series features all of those films as well as a quartet of her amaz-
has a deep-seated resentment of Tracy. Despite his better judgment, Jim                                                                                                  at 5:00, 9:15
                                                                                     art. To overcome money woes, family strife, and the strain of being aging           (1946) dir Howard Hawks w/Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely,                                                                                                  ing work with Astaire. So come down to the Brattle and reassess the talents
decides to manipulate the election, first by convincing Paul to run against the
                                                                                     punk rockers on the road, Norwood and Angelo are challenged to re-invent            Dorothy Malone [114 min]                                                                                                                                                 of one of the best dancers – and most charming actresses – that cinema has
unopposed Tracy, and then by more desperate means.
                                                                                     themselves in the face of dysfunction and ghosts from a painful past. EVERY-        It’s not everyone who gets to play two iconic detectives… but then Bogie was-                                                                                            ever known.
The first 100 people to purchase tickets for this double feature will receive        DAY SUNSHINE traces the Fishbone’s history, influence, and struggle as              n’t just anyone! In THE BIG SLEEP, he plays Raymond Chandler’s Phillip                                                                                                   Please see below for full line-up and schedule
guaranteed admission to our free preview screening of Alexander Payne’s              individualistic, genre-blending artists up against an unforgiving music indus-      Marlowe, who is hired by a sickly millionaire to hush up a scandal involving
newest film THE DESCENDANTS on Mon, Nov 7 at 8:00pm.                                 try that threatens to pass them by.                                                 his wayward daughter and ends up embroiled in a convoluted murder case.

                                                                                                         SERIES LINE-UPS AND DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                                                                                         SPECIAL EVENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Visit for ticket prices and more info)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tuesday, December 27
   STEPHEN TOBOLOWSKY                                                                                 ERROL MORRIS               ALT XMAS                                                                                                                     STAGE DOOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, November 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Israeli Consulate & Boston LGBT Film Festival Present
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at 3:30, 5:30
Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13                                          Sunday, November 27                                                                 Friday, December 16 & Saturday, Dec 17                                               (1937) dir Gregory LaCava w/Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Adolphe               ASSI AZAR IN PERSON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Menjou, Lucille Ball [92 min]                                                       at 2:00pm
GROUNDHOG DAY                                                                        THE THIN BLUE LINE                                                                  RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE                                                       This charming film follows the intertwining lives of the aspiring actresses who     (2010) dir Assi Azar [48 min]
Sat at 10:30pm; Sun at 2:00pm                                                        at 5:00, 7:15, 9:30                                                                                            at 10:00pm                                                live at the Footlights Club rooming house. Hepburn plays newcomer Terry,            Assi Azar is famous for hosting Israel’s version of Big Brother but more
(1993) dir Harold Ramis w/Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen       (1988) dir Errol Morris [103 min]                                                                              (2010) dir Jalmari Helander w/Onni Tommila, Rauno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              whose haughty attitude grates on veteran dancer Jean (Rogers). As Terry             importantly he is known for his activism in the gay community. In 2005,
Tobolowsky [101 min]                                                                 Morris’ most influential documentary, THE THIN BLUE LINE recounts the case                                     Juvonen [84 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              struggles to fit in, Jean draws the eye of a philandering producer (Menjou)         Azar publicly came out and, since then, has been an advocate for gay rights
Harold Ramis’ popular cult film tells the tale of pompous weatherman Phil            of Randall Dale Adams, a man on death row in Texas convicted of a mur-                                        It's just before Christmas in northern Finland, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              whose new play has a plum part that the actresses are all angling for.              in Israel, specifically on the subject of coming out. In 2009, Out Magazine
(Murray) who becomes trapped in Groundhog Day… literally; he keeps liv-              der he insists he did not commit. Interweaving interviews with key figures in                                 an 'archeological' dig has unearthed the real
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Effortlessly mixing comedy and drama, Rogers shines as the jaded Jean.              named him one of the 100 most influential gay people in the world.
ing the same day over and over again. It’s a new sort of hell for Phil who           the case with dramatic recreations, Morris creates a compelling investiga-                                    Santa Claus. Unfortunately, this particular version
has disdain for just about everything… but especially Groundhog Day.                 tive film that, ultimately, contributed to Adams’ release from jail.                                          of Santa isn't the one you want coming to town.
Eventually Phil reaches a kind of acceptance of his fate and starts to use the                                                                                                                     When local children begin mysteriously disap-              Wednesday, December 28                                                              Monday, November 7
                                                                                     Monday, November 28                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Preview CineCache Presents
repetition to his advantage. Despite the presence of both Murray and Chris                                                                                                                         pearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a
Elliott (as a smarmy cameraman), Stephen Tobolowsky manages to practi-                                                                                                                             reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological         42ND STREET                                                                                     THE DESCENDANTS
cally steal the film in just under 5 minutes of screen time as the annoying          THE FOG OF WAR                                                                                                being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided           at 3:30, 7:30                                                                        Screening! at 8:00pm; doors at 7:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1933) dir Lloyd Bacon w/Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby
insurance salesman Ned Ryerson (“Needlenose Ned?! Ned The Head?!”).                  at 7:30pm                                                                                                     leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring                                                                                             (2011) dir Alexander Payne w/George Clooney, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard,
                                                                                                                                                Double Feature!                                                                                               Keeler, Una Merkel, Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell [89 min]
                                                                                     (2003) dir Errol Morris w/Robert McNamara [107 min]                                 the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless                                                                                             Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Robert Forster [115 min]
                                                                                     Morris focuses his famed “Interratron” on Robert McNamara, the former                                                                                                    A quintessential musical, and one of Busby Berekeley’s most noted achieve-
                                                                                                                                                                         leader from captivity. What ensues is a fantastically bizarre, wildly humor-         ments, 42ND STREET is the now classic tale of the production of a                   The newest film from Alexander Payne, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes
                                                                                     head of Ford Motors and Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War. Built          ous nightmare. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a darkly comic gem                                                                                                      humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (Clooney) an indifferent
                                                                                     upon 20 hours of interview footage, THE FOG OF WAR offers remarkable                                                                                                     Broadway show and all the follies and setbacks that come with the tradition-
                                                                                                                                                                         that re-imagines one of the most classic of all childhood fantasies.                 al trifecta of issues: love, money, and fame.                                       husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and
                                                                                     insight into one man, as well as our nation, its past, and, perhaps, its future.                                                                                                                                                                             embrace his future when his wife falls into a coma after a boating accident.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Double Feature!
                                                                                                                                                                         Sunday, December 18
                                                                                     STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE                                                                                                                                             GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933                                                                This is a free, first-come-first-sat screening. Seats will be reserved for mem-
                                                                                     at 5:00, 9:30                                                                       CHRISTMAS VACATION                                                                   at 5:30, 9:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1933) dir Mervyn LeRoy w/Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers [96 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  bers of the CineCache program. The first 100 people to purchase tickets for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  our Alexander Payne double feature on Sun, Nov 6 will receive guaranteed
                                                                                     (2008) dir Errol Morris [116 min]                                                   at 10:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                         (1989) dir Jeremiah S. Chechik w/Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis,      A Broadway producer in search of a show hooks up with a gifted songwriter           admission to this screening.
                                                                                     Few of us will ever forget seeing the infamous and disturbing photographs
                                                                                                                                                                         Johnny Galecki, Diane Ladd [97 min]                                                  who also happens to have the necessary bankroll – trouble is, he won’t tell
                                                                                     taken of degraded prisoners by U.S. soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison in
                                                                                     Iraq. Errol Morris delves into the real provenance of these photos – looking
                                                                                                                                                                         Pity the Griswolds. This hapless family simply cannot catch a break… After           where he got it. Meanwhile, four actresses looking for love and fame cross          Wednesday, November 9
                                                                                                                                                                         disastrous attempts to go on ‘vacation’ as documented in two previous films,         paths with the songwriter – and his meddlesome family. Features the daz-
                                                                                     beyond who took them to the influences, both direct and indirect, that lead
                                                                                     to the environment in which such actions were acceptable.
                                                                                                                                                                         Clark Griswold (Chase) tries to boost the family cheer by producing an               zling choreography of Busby Berkeley.                                               THEY LIVE
                                                                                                                                                                         amazing holiday celebration at home, but not even home is safe for the                                                                                                   at 8:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                         Griswolds… even 25,000 Christmas tree lights can’t illuminate their way out                                                                                              (1988) dir John Carpenter w/Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster [93 min]
                                                                                     Tuesday, November 29                                                                of the bourgeois hell they live in.                                                  Thursday, December 29                                                               John Carpenter’s legendary paranoid sci-fi film depicts an Earth that has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  been unknowingly overrun by aliens. They’ve seized control without us real-
Saturday, November 12                                                                MR. DEATH: THE RISE AND FALL OF                                                                                                                                          MONKEY BUSINESS                                                                     izing by disguising themselves and broadcasting subliminal messages to
                                                                                     FRED A. LEUCHTER, JR.                                                               Monday, December 19                                                                  at 3:30, 7:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  keep us compliant. But, when an unlikely hero (Piper) gets his hands on a
SNEAKERS                                                                             at 10:00pm                                                                          KISS KISS BANG BANG                                                                  (1952) dir Howard Hawks w/Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Charles Coburn, Marilyn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monroe [97 min]                                                                     special pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the invaders as they really
at 4:30pm                                                                            (1999) dir Errol Morris [91 min]                                                    at 10:00pm                                                                           An experimental formula (mistakenly created by a lab chimp) gets loose in           are, the time has finally come to kick some alien ass.
(1992) dir Phil Alden Robinson w/Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn,   In this fascinating and strange portrait, we meet Fred A. Leuchter, Jr., a self-    (2005) dir Shane Black w/Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan,
Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, Mary McDonnell, Ben Kingsley, Stephen Tobolowsky         educated expert on execution technology who, despite having no formal                                                                                                    the water cooler of a chemical company causing Cary Grant’s Dr. Barnaby
[126 min]
                                                                                     training, has consulted with prisons across the country about execution meth-
                                                                                                                                                                         Corbin Bernsen [103 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fulton, and everyone else, to act like immature bobbysoxers. Ginger Rogers          Thursday, November 10
                                                                                                                                                                         Shane Black, the writer of Lethal Weapon, has created a refreshingly irrev-
This thoroughly enjoyable caper film features an all-star cast as a group of                                                                                                                                                                                  plays Mrs. Fulton who falls under the influence of the drug and rings up an         Boston Asian American Film Festival Opening Night!
                                                                                     ods, including the electric chair. Unfortunately for Leuchter, he is also, appar-   erent neo-noir with just the right amount of respect for its source material. In
security experts pressured by the CIA into retrieving a stolen piece of tech-                                                                                                                                                                                 old flame while her husband goes on a fling with his boss’s new secretary
                                                                                     ently, extremely naïve and finds himself defending Holocaust denial claims          this murder mystery infused with the caustic wit and noir sensibilities of                                                                                               Director & Cast Members In Person!
nology. But, as usual, things are not as they seem and the group quickly gets                                                                                                                                                                                 (Monroe). A brilliantly anarchic screwball comedy from director Howard
in over its collective head. One of the few films to really get it right when it
                                                                                     – whether intentionally or unintentionally is left up to us to decide.              Raymond Chandler, Downey Jr. plays a thief masquerading as an actor and
                                                                                                                                                                         Kilmer plays a private eye in the Phillip Marlowe mold… with one important
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hawks and the unbeatably comedy screenwriting trio of Ben Hecht, Charles            ALMOST PERFECT
comes to hacking and other clandestine techie tricks, SNEAKERS features a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lederer, and I.A.L. Diamond.
relentlessly charming cast and a hilarious appearance by Stephen                     Wednesday, November 30                                                              difference. KISS KISS BANG BANG is a film that’s smart enough to know                                                                       Double Feature!              (2011) dir Bertha Bay-Sa Pan w/Kelly Hu, Roger Rees, Kristy Wu, Christina Chang,
                                                                                                                                                                         where it has come from and where it is now.                                                                                                                              Edison Chen, Tina Chen, Ivan Shaw [106 min]
Tobolowsky in a pivotal role.                                                        TABLOID                                                                                                                                                                  THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR                                                             At 34, Vanessa (Hu) is still the go-to girl for her large and boisterous family
                                                                                     at 8:00, 10:00
Sunday, November 13                                                                  (2010) dir Errol Morris w/Joyce McKinney [87 min]                                   Tuesday, December 20                                                                 at 5:30, 9:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1942) dir Billy Wilder w/Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland [100 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  with a threadbare excuse of a life of her own. Suddenly, she runs into an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  old friend (Shaw) who just might be perfect for her. But, as those sparks fly,
25th Anniversary!
                                                                                     Thirty years before the antics of Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton were regu-
                                                                                     lar gossip fodder, former Miss Wyoming Joyce McKinney made her mark
                                                                                                                                                                         CITY OF LOST CHILDREN                                                                The English language debut of legendary comedy director Billy Wilder, THE           her family starts to go up in flames. Visit for more info!
                                                                                                                                                                         at 10:00                                                                             MAJOR AND THE MINOR features Ginger Rogers as a young woman who
TRUE STORIES                                                                         as a tabloid staple. Documentarian Errol Morris follows the salacious adven-        (1995) dir Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet w/Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith      disguises herself as 12-year-old girl in order to skip out on a train fare and      Monday, November 14
at 5:00pm                                                                            tures of this beauty queen with an IQ of 168, whose labyrinthine crusade            Vittet, Dominique Pinon, Jean-Claude Dreyfus [112 min]                               ends up being ‘adopted’ by hunky army man Ray Milland.
(1986) dir David Byrne w/David Byrne, John Goodman, Spalding Gray, Swoosie
Kurtz, Pops Staples; co-written by Stephen Tobolowsky [90 min]
                                                                                     for love takes her through a surreal world of kidnapping, manacled                  This magical film features Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as a carnival strongman
                                                                                                                                                                         who befriends a streetsmart orphan girl while searching for his missing little
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NEW ENGLAND FOLK MUSIC ARCHIVES
                                                                                     Mormons, risqué photography, magic underwear, and celestial sex.
Following the success of Stop Making Sense, David Byrne was given carte-
                                                                                                                                                                         brother. Together the unlikely duo uncovers a mad scientist’s bizarre plot to        Friday, December 30                                                                 BENEFIT CONCERT
blanche by Warner Brothers to make a film himself. Byrne turned to new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            at 7:30pm | Tickets available now at
friends playwright Beth Henley and her boyfriend Stephen Tobolowsky and              Thursday, December 1                                                                kidnap children and steal their dreams, making them his own and halting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE GAY DIVORCEE
                                                                                                                                                                         his premature aging. Absolutely gorgeous, surreal, and masterfully directed,
together the trio created a film based on ‘true stories’ from tabloid newspa-        GATES OF HEAVEN                                                                     CITY OF LOST CHILDREN is a delight on the big screen!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at 7:00                                                                             Tuesday, November 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (1934) dir Mark Sandrich w/Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire [107 min]
pers. Set against the celebration of the 150th birthday of the state of Texas,       at 7:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Balagan Presents
TRUE STORIES features Byrne as our narrator and tour guide through a                 (1978) dir Errol Morris [85 min]                                                                                                                                         The first full-length collaboration between Astaire and Rogers has Rogers
series of quirky vignettes.                                                          The film that made Werner Herzog eat his shoe (he bet that he would if it                                                                                                playing Mimi, a woman seeking a divorce with the help of her much-mar-              THE OBSERVERS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ried aunt and a cockamamie plan. Astaire plays an American dancer who               at 7:30pm
                                                                                     was ever finished), GATES OF HEAVEN is the story of two California pet
                                                                                     cemeteries transformed into an eccentric portrait of the American dream.                          GINGER ROGERS                                                          crosses paths with Mimi and immediately falls for her. When the pair meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              again, sparks fly and the plan is tossed out the window as the duo dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (2011) dir Jackie Goss

                                                                                     The film follows the stories behind two pet cemeteries – one that fails (set up
                                                                                     by innocent Floyd McClure) and the other owned by the Harbert family, who           Sunday, December 25 & Monday, December 26                                            the night away.                                                                     Monday, November 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Double Feature!
                                                                                     apply the latest marketing concepts to the pet cemetery profession.                                                                                                                                                                                          CineCache presents
                                                                                     screens with                                                                        TOP HAT                                                                              SWING TIME                                                                          Director In Person!
                                                                                                                                                                         at 2:30, 7:00                                                                        at 4:45, 9:15
                                                                                     VERNON, FLORIDA                                                                     (1935) dir Mark Sandrich w/Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire [101 min]                     (1936) dir George Stevens w/Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire [103 min]                   GREEN
                                                                                     (1981) dir Errol Morris [55 min]                                                    The patented Astaire and Rogers chemistry is on full view in this timeless                                                                                               at 8:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Considered to be, along with TOP HAT, the pinnacle of the Astaire/Rogers
                                                                                     VERNON, FLORIDA is an odd-ball survey of the inhabitants of a remote                romantic musical-comedy. Astaire plays a dancer (surprise) who is contract-                                                                                              (2011) dir Sophia Takal w/Katie Lyn Sheil, Sophia Takal [75 min]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              partnership, SWING TIME does indeed feature some of the original dynam-
                                                                                     swamp-town in the Florida panhandle. Henry Shipes, Albert Bitterling,               ed by producer Horace Hardwick (the terminally and hilariously flustered                                                                                                 Winner of the 2011 Special Jury Prize at Independent Film Festival Boston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ic duo’s signature numbers. Astaire sings “The Way You Look Tonight,” the
                                                                                     Roscoe Collins and others discuss turkey-hunting, gator-grunting and the            Edward Everett Horton) to put on a new show. Demonstrating his footwork              two pair for “A Fine Romance,” and, of course, they prove themselves to be
                                                                                     meaning of life.                                                                    one night he annoys his downstairs neighbor, who happens to be an attrac-            masters of the dance with “Pick Yourself Up,” in which Astaire goes from pre-       Tuesday, November 29
                                                                                     “VERNON, FLORIDA isn't sociology at all, it's philosophical slapstick, a film       tive young woman. Sparks fly and mistaken identities ensue as the plot thick-        tending to not know how to dance to a furiously tap-dancing virtuoso.               Balagan Presents
                                                                                                                                                                         ens and the dancing intensifies. The marvelous Irving Berlin score features
                                                                                     as odd and mysterious as its subjects, and quite unforgettable." – David
                                                                                     Ansen, Newsweek                                                                     the classic “Cheek To Cheek” and Astaire’s signature number “Top Hat,                                                                                                    BRUCE BAILLIE & CANYON FILMS
                                                                                                                                             Double Feature!                                                                                                                                                                                      at 7:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                         White Tie and Tails.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (2011) dir Jackie Goss
MEMENTO                                                                                                                                                                                                    Double Feature!
at 10:30pm                                                                           FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL                                                        SHALL WE DANCE
(2000) dir Christopher Nolan w/Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano,         at 5:15, 9:45                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday, December 4
Stephen Tobolowsky [113 min]                                                         (1997) dir Errol Morris [80 min]                                                    at 4:45, 9:15
                                                                                     FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL interweaves the stories of four obses-                 (1937) dir Mark Sandrich w/Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire [109 min]                                                                                                         Special Live Theater Event!
In Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough cult hit, Leonard (Pearce), a man who
can’t make new memories, is on a mission to find one “John G” whom he                sive men, each driven to create eccentric worlds of their dreams, all involv-       Director Sandrich was a physicist before he got into the movies, and his sci-                                                                                            THREEPENNY OPERA
                                                                                     ing animals: lion-tamer Dave Hoover, topiary gardener George Mendonça,              entific leanings helped in dealing with the perfectionist Astaire. In order to                                                                                           Doors at 7:00pm; Show at 8:00pm
believes had a role in the rape and murder of his wife – and the onset of
                                                                                     hairless mole rat expert Ray Mendez, and Rodney Brooks, an M.I.T. scien-            create order on the set, Sandrich would draw up blueprints for each of the                                                                                               This adaptation of the 20th century classic from Baltimore’s Annex Theater
his amnesia. The film plays mind-bending tricks with narrative, time, and
                                                                                     tist who has designed complex, bug-like autonomous robots. Hilarious, sad,          musical numbers so he had a precise idea of where everything was sup-                                                                                                    is unlike any other THREEPENNY OPERA you may have seen. Directed by
memory as it portrays two strands of the same story that simultaneously run
                                                                                     absurd, eerie and beautiful, FAST, CHEAP & OUT OF CONTROL is a film                 posed to go. This technique must have come in particularly handy in SHALL                                                                                                Evan Moritz with musical direction by Walker Teret (Celebration, Cass
backwards and forwards in time. At the heart of the film is a sort of para-
                                                                                     like no other. Starting as a darkly funny contemplation of the Sisyphus-like        WE DANCE which includes a tour-de-force dance performance by Fred and                                                                                                    McCombs), this production shows that even in the omnipresent technologi-
ble about another man also suffering from amnesia, Sammy Jankins
                                                                                     nature of human striving, it ultimately becomes a profoundly moving medi-           Ginger on roller skates in an ice rink! Another mistaken-identity/love-at-first-                                                                                         cal bureaucracies of our era Mac the Knife still has the charm. Tickets are
(Tobolowsky), whose condition lead to the death of his wife.
                                                                                     tation on the very nature of existence.                                             sight story is highlighted by the only George and Ira Gershwin score writ-                                                                                               $20 general admission; $17 students, seniors, Brattle members.
                                                                                                                                                                         ten for Astaire and Rogers. Impeccable from start to finish.
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    ALEXANDER PAYNE                                                             SPECIAL EVENTS                                                                                                                                    New 35mm Print! Jean Luc Godard’s                                            WEEKEND                                             IT’S A WONDERFUL
SIDEWAYS 7:00p               THE DESCENDANTS LISA RANDALL                               THEY LIVE        8:00p       ALMOST PERFECT                      TOBOLOWSKY LIVE                                    2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30          5:00p only                   5:00p only                    5:00, 7:15, 9:30          5:00, 7:15, 9:30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    LIFE & ALT X-MAS
                             8:00p                         6:00p                                                     8:00p
ELECTION 4:45, 9:30          Preview Screening             Harvard Book Store                                        Boston Asian American Film   THE TOBOLOWSKY THE TOBOLOWSKY                                                                                                                                                                                4:00, 7:00                1:00, 4:00, 7:00
                             CineCache Presents!                                                                     Festival Opening Night!      FILES LIVE! 8:00p FILES LIVE! 8:00p                                                       THE INTERRUPTERS BALAGAN                   7:30p
                                                                                        JONATHAN                                                                                                                                            8:00p*
MOM AND DAD, I                                                                          LETHEM 6:00p                                                                           SNEAKERS 4:30p                                               Benefit for the Campaign
                                                                                                                     ADAM GOPNIK                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RARE EXPORTS              RARE EXPORTS

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                                                                                        Harvard Book Store                                                                                                                                  For Peace!
HAVE SOMETHING                                                                                                       6:00p                        TITLE TBA                    GROUNDHOG DAY                                                                                                                                                                   10:00p                    10:00p
                                                                                                                     Harvard Book Store           11:00p                                                                                    *Tentative, please call to
TO TELL YOU 2:00pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                          confirm                                                                                                            The Late Show             The Late Show
                                                                                                                                                  Special Metal Day Screening 10:30p

   TOBO-                          SPECIAL EVENTS                                          Area Premiere!                     BEING ELM0: A PUPPETEER’S                                                                   IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE                                                                 Terrence Malick’s                   TREE OF LIFE
  LOWSKY          NEW ENGLAND      THE OBSERVERS                                        3:30, 5:30, 7:30             3:30, 5:30, 7:30             3:30, 5:30, 7:30             1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30       1:00, 4:00, 7:00                4:30p                        7:00p                        5:00, 8:00                 5:00, 8:00                    5:00, 8:00

                                                                                                                                                                               ELMO IN                                                                                                                                                                                                       CLOSED
                  ARCHIVES BENEFIT Balagan
                                           Presents                                                                                                                                                                                         SEDONA                       CITY OF LOST
FILES LIVE! 8:00p                                                                                                                                                              GROUCHLAND          11:30a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CineCache Presents!          CHILDREN at 10:00
                  CONCERT 7:30p                                                         EVERYDAY                     EVERYDAY                     EVERYDAY                                                  VACATION 10:00p                                                                                                                                                                 SHOPPING
GROUNDHOG DAY                                                                                                                                                                  EVERYDAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The Late Show! Alt-Xmas!
                                                                                        SUNSHINE 9:30p               SUNSHINE 9:30p               SUNSHINE 9:30p                                            The Late Show! Alt-Xmas!

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2:00p                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       KISS KISS BANG
                                                                                        Area Premiere!               Area Premiere!               Area Premiere!               SUNSHINE 9:30p                                               BANG 10:00p
                                                                                        The Late Show                The Late Show                The Late Show                Area Premiere! Late Show
MEMENTO 10:30p                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Late Show! Alt-Xmas!

    Area Premiere!                   BEING ELM0: A PUPPETEER’S JOURNEY                                                                                   GIVE THANKS FOR                                                        Repertory Series!                        GINGER ROGERS CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE                                                                                         TBA
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30       4:00, 6:00                    3:30, 5:30, 7:30             3:30, 5:30, 7:30             5:30, 7:30                              BOGART                                         TOP HAT 2:30, 7:00              TOP HAT 2:30, 7:00           STAGE DOOR                   42ND STREET     MONKEY              THE GAY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3:30, 5:30                   3:30, 7:30      BUSINESS 3:30, 7:30 DIVORCEE 7:00p
ELMO IN                                                                                                                                           MALTESE FALCON               MALTESE FALCON               SHALL WE DANCE                  SHALL WE DANCE
GROUCHLAND          11:30a                                                                                                                        7:15p                        7:15p                        4:45, 9:15                      4:45, 9:15                                                GOLD DIGGERS OF THE MAJOR & THE SWING TIME
                             GREEN        8:00p            MUPPETS FROM                 TEENAGE MUTANT LABYRINTH                        9:30p
                             CineCache Presents!                                                       The Late Show                              THE BIG SLEEP                THE BIG SLEEP                Double Feature!                 Double Feature!                                           1933 5:30, 9:30 MINOR 5:30, 9:30    4:45, 9:15
                                                           SPACE 9:30p                  NINJA TURTLES                                             5:00, 9:15 Double Feature!   5:00, 9:15 Double Feature!                                                                BALAGAN       7:30p
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Double Feature!                     Double Feature!
EVERYDAY                     Filmmaker in Person!          The Late Show                9:30p                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Double Feature!

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Area Premiere! Late Show
                                                                                        The Late Show
                                                                                                                                                  BEING ELMO
                                                                                                                                                  1:00, 3:00 Matinees!
                                                                                                                                                                               BEING ELMO
                                                                                                                                                                               1:00, 3:00 Matinees!                      25 26 27 28 29 30 31
  Repertory Series!                       SEEING IS BELIEVING: Films of Errol Morris                                                                 AREA PREMIERES!                                                  Save The DaTe!                     Coming in 2012!
LINE 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
                             THE FOG OF WAR
                                                           MR. DEATH          10:00p    TABLOID      8:00, 10:00     GATES OF HEAVEN TALES FROM THE
                                                                                                                     & VERNON, FL    GOLDEN AGE 4:00,
                                                                                                                                                                               TALES FROM THE
                                                                                                                                                                               GOLDEN AGE 1:00,             SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2011 “DEAD OF WINTER”- A Haunted Series
                             STANDARD OPER- BRUCE BAILLIE
                             ATING PROCEDURE PROGRAM
                                                                                        ERROL MORRIS

                                                                                                                     FAST, CHEAP &
                                                                                                                                                  7:00                         4:00, 7:00
                                                                                                                                                                                                              For the Brattle Film Foundation’s CASABLANCA ON VALENTINE’S DAY
                                                                                        Harvard Book Store                                        BURKE & HARE                 BURKE & HARE
                             5:00, 9:30                    7:30p                                                     OUT OF CONTROL
                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANNUAL GALA FUNDRAISER             THE BUGS BUNNY FILM FESTIVAL
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                             Double Feature!               Balagan Presents                                          5:15, 9:45 Double Feature!   10:00, Midnight              10:00, Midnight
                                                                                                                                                  The Late Show                The Late Show
1:00, 3:00 Matinees!
                             BEING ELMO            3:00p   BEING ELMO           3:00p   BEING ELMO           3:00p   BEING ELMO           3:00p                                                              at the Charles hotel’s Regattabar!       anD muCh muCh moRe!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WELCOME to our new members and thank you to all renewing(*)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SUPPORT                                       THE                         BRATTLE
                    ABOUT THE BRATTLE                                                                                                                                                                       BECOME A MEMBER! Basic membership is $75 and includes 12                                               Regular Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and upgrading(**) members!
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THE BRATTLE THEATRE is programmed and operated by The Brattle Film                                                                                                                                          passes to the theater as well as other benefits. Dual and Special mem-                                 Ricardo Avila                     Markelle Valdez *              Vicki Oleskey *
Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more information on the foun-                                                                                                                             bers enjoy even more benefits. Free admission to all Brattle programs                                  Jeremy Baker-Smith
dation and our non-profit activities, please visit                                                                                                                                      is available with the “Usher” and “Producer” level memberships.                                        Adam Donald Bouchard              Dual Members
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STAFF: Ivy Moylan, Executive Director. Ned Hinkle, Creative Director. Andrea O’Meara, Associate                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Deirdre Crimmins + Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                                            or to purchase a membership.                                                                           Mark Brochu *
Director; Gabriel Moylan, Operations Manager; Brandon Constant, Web Programmer; Andrew                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thomas Burke                      Warner **
Gerzon, Will Harrison, Cara Kuball, House Mgrs; Ian Lippincott, Sara Meyers, Paul Serries, Melissa                                                                                                          VOLUNTEER! The Brattle is often looking for volunteers and interns,                                    Luis Oscar Cardona *              Ulla Gjorstrup *
Woods, Theatre Crew; Fred Hanle, Dave Leamon, Sara Meyers, Alec Tisdale, Projectionists                                                                                                                     please call (617) 876-8021 or email for more informa-                             Lydia Carmosino *                 Marcus Haala
BRATTLE FILM FOUNDATION BOARD: Derek Baumann, Roger Broome, Andrea V. Doukas,                                                                                                                               tion.                                                                                                  Jeff Crystoff *                   Te-Yi Lee *
Susan Flannery, Roger Fussa, Edward Hinkle, Jerry Murphy, Scott Mustard, Karen Signorelli,                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Andrew Gagne                      Ben Storey
Larry Yu.                                                                                                                                                                                                   MAKE A DONATION! Your support is vital to the Brattle’s longevity!                                     Lara Gordon                       Julie Zelermyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            All donations to the Brattle Film Foundation are tax-deductible. Simply                                Sean Graham *
ADVISORY BOARD: Brad Anderson, Miguel Arteta, Ray Carney, Rudy Franchi, Ted Hope,                                                                                                                           send a check or visit our website at to donate.                                                                          Special Members
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Diane Guiry                       Gerald Abrams *
Megan Hurst, David Lynch, Albert Maysles, Gordon Willis.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Darren Kersey *
                                                                                                                                                                                                            SPONSOR A PROGRAM! If you are interested in sponsoring or part-                                                                          Diane Borger
FLYER PRODUCTION: Ned Hinkle, Design and Layout; Ned Hinkle, Gabe Moylan & Andrea                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kenyon King                       Jeffrey Garland
O’Meara, Flyer Descriptions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            nering with the Brattle, please call our offices at (617) 876-8021.                                    James Laudisio *                  Robert Murnick *
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SPECIAL THANKS to our interns, members and volunteers. To inquire about volunteering                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Liliya Pivovarov
or setting up an internship please email                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Amy Sloper *
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