Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 4:30p -
Friday, Jul 24, 2015 5:00p
West End Branch Library
151 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
Film, Festivals & Fairs
This year's AVENUE of the ARTS FILM FESTIVAL spectacular program of great award winning films and gala events, takes place Thursday, July 16th, to Friday, July 24th, at BPL's West End Branch on Cambridge Street, near City Hall.
BIRDMAN, Oscar winner for BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR on July 16th at 5:30 p.m., leads off the film program, following the popular stylings of Patrice Monahan Jazz at 4:30 p.m. Patrice will join Film Fest Director L. B. Gratun with this year's "A Concert of Medleys," parodies of film-related songs. A variety of complimentary refreshments and tasty foods will be available at this Opening Reception.
L. B. again predicted this year's Oscar winner BIRDMAN well in advance of the nomination announcements. Other great films featured in this year's Film Fest program include THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, AMERICAN SNIPER, FOXCATCHER, and WHIPLASH.
The Festival Wrap Party will follow the 1:00 p.m. screening of the final film, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, on Friday, July 24th at 3:00 p.m.
The Festival would like to thank Friends of the West End Branch Library, and Helen Bender, Head Librarian, for their continued support.
The West End Library is located at 151 Cambridge Street in Boston's Government Center area, across from Joy Street and near Staniford Street.
For complete information on the Film Festival, and posters with links to the film websites and past programs, please visit the official site www.LBGratun.com/avenueartsfilm
The Avenue of the Arts Film Festival and Exhibit was founded by L. B. Gratun in 2004 as an official event of the Democratic National Convention and of the Committee. Screenings of award winning documentaries and appearances by leading filmmakers took place at Northeastern University, Simmons College, and Boston Library locations, catching the attention of Variety International, The Boston Globe, and other publications. Noteworthy films shown have been "ahead of the curve" on such issues as WMD, voting practices, the Iraq War, global environment, and the financial crisis, to name a few. Campus talent has been given a voice as well.