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Review: If a Tree Falls

Director Marshall Curry's If a Tree Falls tells the full tale of the ELF's genesis in Oregon, and of the group's badass campaign of "economic sabotage" that left more than 1200 symbols of bourgeois excess (a Vail ski resort, an SUV dealership) burned to
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 29, 2011
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Photos: American History of Graffiti

The Phoenix presents a small collection of works to be showcased in Caleb Neelon and Roger Gastman's American History of Graffiti .
Photos from Neelon and Gastman's American History of Graffiti
By RIME, JOHN SLYMON, RYZE, JAMES MARSHALL, AND SMITH  |  April 01, 2011
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Among the Oscar shorts, documentaries take the prize

The winter blahs are over. The first great cinema treat of 2011: the five surprisingly superb documentary shorts vying for an Academy Award, opening this Friday as "2011 Documentary Oscar Shorts" at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
Truth is better than fiction.
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 11, 2011

Interview: Charles Ross, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy


Bostonians! Power up your light sabers, because this Monday, actor Charles Ross is bringing his One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the Coolidge Corner Theater for...
By Michael Goetzman  |  November 11, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010
Dazed and Confused screens at the Coolidge

Dazed and Confused screens at the Coolidge


Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused (1993) did not epitomize so much a time and place — 1970s suburban high schools — as a state of mind: perpetual...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010


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Bigger — and better

Metropolis just keeps growing.
The new, ‘complete’ Metropolis
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010
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Reality bites

At some point or another, the greatest artists are pegged as oddballs, weirdos, freaks. Being a great artist does mean going out on a limb.
The singular surrealism of Robyn Hitchcock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 04, 2010
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Photos [NSFW]: Naked Girls Reading at the Coolidge | April 23, 2010

Hey, our books are up here.
Naked Girls Reading presents "Down the Rabbit Hole" (extremely NSFW)
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  May 07, 2010
Rip Torn in Boston for "Lucky Days" screening

Rip Torn in Boston for "Lucky Days" screening


She’s the daughter of one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and colorful actors. Now Angelica Torn has made her own movie, Lucky Days, and she stars...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010
"Forbidden Cinema: Stag Party Special" at the Coolidge

"Forbidden Cinema: Stag Party Special" at the Coolidge


What did people do for dirty giggles before the Internet? As Dennis Nyback’s “Forbidden Cinema: Stag Party Special” makes clear, one of the first applications...
By webteam  |  May 05, 2010


Found Footage Festival screens "Computer Beach Party"

Found Footage Festival screens "Computer Beach Party"


The cultural fossil record shows us that millennia ago, when the earth was still cooling, crude stereotypes of nerds roamed the planet — scaly creatures...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
"Tremors" screening at the Coolidge

"Tremors" screening at the Coolidge


Back when being a militia type with a basement arsenal was still semi-cool, the line “Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn’t ya, you...
By webteam  |  April 28, 2010
Rashômon's 60th Anniversary

Rashômon's 60th Anniversary


Rashômon, Akira Kurosawa’s timeless study of sex, lies, and no videotape, is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a brand-new 35mm print, so it’ll be easier...
By webteam  |  April 21, 2010
The Godfather at the Coolidge

The Godfather at the Coolidge


In this age of Netflix and cable, you might wonder what’s the point of going to a movie theater — that is, if the film...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure at the Coolidge

Pee-Wee's Big Adventure at the Coolidge


Disappointed by Alice in Wonderland? Eager to see the Tim Burton of old? The Coolidge has your movie - Burton's first picture and one of...
By webteam  |  April 07, 2010


Science on Screen: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Coolidge

Science on Screen: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Coolidge


Bringing in a physics expert to lecture on the death-defying stunts found in your average kung fu flick seems about as loony an idea as...
By webteam  |  March 31, 2010
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Naked Boston

Every year, Ol' Man Winter cruelly turns Bostonians' bodies into shriveled, cracked sacks of atrophied muscle and lumpy goo — not exactly fodder for Playmate of the Month.
Spring has finally arrived! So take off all your clothes with these seven ways to celebrate nudity in greater Boston.
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  March 19, 2010
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Heart of gold

How can someone make so many movies for so long and still be such a nice guy? Once again, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is giving its Coolidge Award to a filmmaker who genuinely deserves the recognition. Hollywood seldom turns out anyone as good-nature
Jonathan Demme wins the Coolidge Award
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 26, 2010
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Wolf man

A lone wolf lopes across a border, searching for food.
Henning Mankell stalks globalization
By CLEA SIMON  |  February 12, 2010
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Documentary Man

If you think the polemic salvos Michael Moore churns out define the modern documentary, you've either succumbed to Moore's manipulative shenanigans or are unfamiliar with the works of Frederick Wiseman. No disrespect to the Roger & Me director, he
An interview with Frederick Wiseman
By TOM MEEK  |  December 11, 2009


Bottle Rocket and The Virgin Suicides Screenings

Bottle Rocket and The Virgin Suicides Screenings


Critics may be raving about Fantastic Mr. Fox, but for unadulterated Wes Anderson whimsy, nothing beats his first feature, Bottle Rocket (1996), which also introduces Luke and...
By webteam  |  December 01, 2009
"Adaptations: Novels Into Films"

"Adaptations: Novels Into Films"


Where would Hollywood be without novels to plunder for story ideas? “Adaptations: Novels Into Films,” a program at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, offers authors an...
By webteam  |  December 01, 2009
"American Beauty" Screening with Lecture by Daniel Gilbert

"American Beauty" Screening with Lecture by Daniel Gilbert


"American Beauty" is not just a great film (though it is) that has great performances (though it does) —it’s also a poignant examination of the American...
By webteam  |  December 01, 2009
Mary Oliver: Evidence

Mary Oliver: Evidence


In her latest collection of poems, Evidence, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet and author Mary Oliver writes of visiting a chatty river, and...
By Jason OBryan  |  November 23, 2009
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Yes Men take aim at Coca-Cola

An odd press conference took place last week in Post Office Square as a man claiming to be an executive at a soft-drink giant touted “a new era for Coca-Cola,” in which its Dasani bottled water will be labeled “Deception.”
Drinking It All In Dept.
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  November 06, 2009


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Totally clips of the heart

Nick Prueher and fellow video crate digger Joe Pickett sift through untold hours of lunatic cable-access shows, home movies, and dubious self-help videos to pluck out breathtakingly bad gems for their touring Found Footage Festival.
Foraging with the Found Footage Festival’s Nick Prueher
By SHAULA CLARK  |  November 06, 2009
Johnny Cupcakes presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Johnny Cupcakes presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off


Johnny Cupcakes -- he of local indie-T-shirt fame -- storms the Coolidge this Saturday to screen the ultimate in '80s teen slacker films: Ferris Bueller’s...
By webteam  |  September 25, 2009
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Review: Throw Down Your Heart

Hip-hop, funk, and jazz artists are not the only cats who trace creative roots to Africa. So do such banjo-plucking white boys as Béla Fleck.
Magical mystery tour
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 10, 2009
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Death watch

Michael Connelly's newspaper elegy
Michael Connelly's newspaper elegy
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 22, 2009