Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020 8:00a -
Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:00p
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Film, Lectures & Conferences, Virtual & Streaming
Over the past week, the Coolidge Corner Theatre has moved swiftly to find alternative ways to engage with our wonderful community and share the cinematic stories we all hold so dear.
Beginning March 25, we'll be bringing you curated new release films we had hoped to show this month, but you'll instead be able to enjoy at home. Additional details will be announced soon, but we are thrilled to share that our debut titles will be the acclaimed film festival hits SAINT FRANCES (available beginning Wednesday, March 25) and BACURAU (Friday, March 27).
We're also pleased to announce Coolidge (online) Education, created to keep our cinephile community socially connected and mentally stimulated during this unprecedented time. Our first program will be an online seminar on Alfred Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW (because who wouldn't want to be cooped up with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly?), taught by Emerson College professor Andre Puca.
Stay tuned for more details, ticket onsale announcements, and more.
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Available March 25
Runtime: 1hr 41mins
Directed by Alex Thompson
Featuring Kelly O’Sullivan, Ramona Edith-Williams
Flailing thirty-four-year-old Bridget (Kelly O’Sullivan) finally catches a break when she meets a nice guy and lands a much-needed job nannying six-year-old Frances (played by a scene-stealing Ramona Edith-Williams).
But an unwanted pregnancy introduces an unexpected complication. To make matters worse, she clashes with the obstinate Frances and struggles to navigate a growing tension between Frances’s moms. Amidst her tempestuous personal relationships, a reluctant friendship with Frances emerges, and Bridget contends with the inevitable joys and shit-shows of becoming a part of someone else’s family.
Available March 27
Runtime: 2hrs 11mins
Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles
Featuring Sônia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen
A few years from now...
Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants (among them Sônia Braga) notice that their village has literally vanished from online maps and a UFO-shaped drone is seen flying overhead. There are forces that want to expel them from their homes, and soon, in a genre-bending twist, a band of armed mercenaries led by Udo Kier arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders, banding together by any means necessary to protect and maintain their remote community. The mercenaries just may have met their match in the fed-up, resourceful denizens of little Bacurau.
Seminar: Rear Window
Thursday, April 2
Emerson College professor Andre Puca leads this virtual Coolidge Education seminar on Alfred Hitchock's social isolation classic.
Our Coolidge Education seminars will continue online! We're excited to have Emerson College professor Andre Puca back, after teaching multiple Hitchcock classes and seminars for us, to talk about Rear Window.
HOW WILL THIS WORK?
When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.
On Tuesday, March 31, you'll receive an email to download and watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience.
Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here: https://www.justwatch.com/us/movie/alfred-hitchcocks-rear-window
Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place at 7pm EST on Thursday, April 2 over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Andre Puca received his B.A. in English from Cornell University, after which he earned his MFA in Film Studies from Boston University. He is a Senior Affiliated Faculty member at Emerson College, where he teaches courses on film and media studies. He has also taught film studies at Babson College as a Visiting Lecturer and presented papers at a number of conferences in the U.S. including the largest academic conference for film studies in the country conducted by The Society For Cinema and Media Studies. In the past two years, he has served as instructor for three different Coolidge Education courses, two of them on Alfred Hitchcock. And while his primary research focuses on the history of American independent cinema, his most recent publication featured in The Journal of Italian Cinema & Media Studies was about the sadly overlooked Italian comedian and director, Massimo Troisi.