Brattle Theatre

GRRL HAUS CINEMA

GRRL HAUS CINEMA is an ongoing program of short films and video art made by women. A mix of local, national, and international artists present work from a variety of disciplines: narrative, documentary, experimental, and conceptual. With an emphasis on low budget and DIY, GRRL HAUS is a space for underrepresented voices in the arts today. The annual […]


Cambridge Kicks Off Women’s History Month

Who run the world? Girls. And in honor of Women’s History Month, local businesses and organizations are stepping up to celebrate women here in Cambridge and beyond. We’ve rounded up a whole bunch of panels, movie screenings and other ways you can participate. Here’s what’s happening in Cambridge: On March 2, Venture Cafe Kendall is hosting a Female Founders Night, where […]



A Q&A With Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson

You know that episode of Bob’s Burgers where Louise says it’s creepy that her dad’s role model, pitcher Torpedo Jones, is the same age as he is? Tavi Gevinson is my Torpedo Jones. (Actually, since I’m 24 and she’s 19, I guess I’m even creepier than Bob.) Gevinson founded Rookie, an online magazine for teen girls that covers everything from […]


CLASSICS & COCKTAILS: Getting the Last Word with “His Girl Friday”

The Brattle Theatre kicks off its Screwball Summer series with screenings of Howard Hawks’ fast-talking romantic comedy His Girl Friday on Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21. Take in a classic tipple or two in Central Square before settling in for scenes from the silver-tongued Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as “newspapermen”—and as a recently divorced couple. […]





SPRING SCREENING: IFFBOSTON 2015

What should you see at this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston? The answer is everything, but with venues all over town each showing such equally deserving films at once, that is the least helpful way to look at things. The two questions you should be asking instead are: What do I have to see, and […]


SPRING SCREENING: LGBT Film Festival

As recognition for same-sex partnerships spreads across the US and parts of the world, so too do “religious freedom” laws that are simply discrimination by another name. While trans voices and figures gain unprecedented visibility in a variety of mediums, the insultingly ignorant barrage of invasive questions are never far away. And with so many nations passing draconian […]


SPRING SCREENING: Boston Underground Film Festival

For 17 years, the Boston Underground Film Festival has been leveling the cinematic playing field for filmmakers of all echelons. Crowdfunded DIY passion projects appear alongside films featuring Hollywood stars, music videos are showcased as artistic statements instead of promotional tools, and content of wildly different maturity levels—from sex and violence to family-friendly Saturday morning […]


PREVIEW: WAM! Boston Film Festival

We’re more than a week into Women’s History Month, and already there have been a host of events celebrating women around the city. But you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the one we’re most excited for: the WAM! Boston Film Festival, which returns to the Brattle Theatre on March 21. As always, the festival […]