Actress Sasha Lane will appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of American Honey at the Brattle Theatre on Sunday, October 2nd at 7:30.
Star (Sasha Lane) is a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood who leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a “mag crew,” itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal (Riley Keough) and her seductive enforcer Jake (Shia LaBeouf), the 15-strong 071 Crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, possibility, love—and the freedom that comes from being on the road. For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., writer-director Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK, IFFBoston Screening Series 2010; WUTHERING HEIGHTS, IFFBoston 2012) offers an electrifying depiction of American youth living on the margins and yearning to belong in an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl.
An epic odyssey into American economic life as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers—many of whom were cast directly from the nation’s streets—AMERICAN HONEY features a star-making performance by newcomer Lane, an astonishing turn by LaBeouf, and an unforgettable soundtrack melding country, Southern hip-hop “trap” music and American radio classics. Arnold’s visionary and propulsive fourth feature is a generation-defining cinematic experience that locates unexpected beauty between the cracks of a fractured—yet defiantly hopeful and resilient—nation where a new day can bring anything.
Free tickets at the link courtesy of IFF Boston!
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
An Unlikely Story is honored to welcome beloved, bestselling Caldecott Honor recipient Patrick McDonnell (creator of Mutts) on Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 PM to celebrate the release of his new picture book, Tek: The Modern Cave Boy, a hilarious reminder of how technology can take us backward… all the way to the times of prehistoric man! Patrick will read Tek, demonstrate his amazing drawing skills, and sign his books.
An Unlikely Story
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762
Tana Ford, artist of Marvel’s Silk, will be signing at Comicazi on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 from 4pm-6pm.
407 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
Guest artists Jim Taylor, Bob Noberini, Aaron White, and Doug Chapel will be offering free sketches and taking small commissions from noon till 5:00 PM at That’s Entertainment on Saturday September 17th as part of their Batman Day celebration! Each artist will be giving away a Batman Day commemorative print which will feature his artwork. Requests for commissions and free sketches are limited to one per person from each artist. Artists will also have merchandise and prints available for sale at their tables.
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609
Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait appears at the Brattle Theater after a screening of Shakes the Clown for a Q&A on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM!
The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed cartoonist and illustrator Tom Gauld for a discussion of his latest graphic novel, MOONCOP, recounting the daily deadpan adventures of the last policeman living on the moon, on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Noah Kosiba, writer and artist of the new all ages comic Rocket Fist, signs at Hall of Comics on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM for their Kids Day event!
The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
Harvard Book Store welcomes memoirist and Tony Award–winning actor ALAN CUMMING on Sunday, September 25th at 6:00 PM to discuss his latest book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life in Stories and Pictures—a magical concoction of his mischievous, tender, whimsical, and debauched real-life adventures, told in his own words and pictures. Mr. Cumming will be joined in-conversation by WGBH’s JARED BOWEN.
About You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams:
Described by the New York Times as “a bawdy countercultural sprite” and named one of the most fun people in show business by Time magazine, Alan Cumming is a genuine quadruple threat—an internationally acclaimed, award-winning star of stage, television, and film, as well as a New York Times best-selling author whose real-life vivacity, wit, and charm shine through every page of his third book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams. In these forty-five picture essays, Cumming recounts his real-life adventures (and often, misadventures), illustrated by his own equally entertaining photographs. From an awkward bonding session with Elizabeth Taylor to poignant stories about his family and friends to some harsh words of wisdom imparted by Oprah that make up the title of this collection, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams is as eclectic, enchanting, and alive as its author.
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Join Daniel José Older and Zoraida Córdova at Pandemonium Books & Games on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:00 PM a discussion about their books while they are in town for the Boston Teen Author Festival.
Daniel José Older is the author of both adult and young adult books, including Shadowshaper (Locus Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Book in 2016, Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers’ Literature in 2015) and the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which starts with Half-Resurrection Blues.
Zoraida Córdova has a young adult fantasy series which is both called and starts with The Vicious Deep. Her new series, Brooklyn Brujas, starts with the release of Labyrinth Lost on September 6. Come celebrate the release of her new book!
Pandemonium Books & Games
4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
MICE is back! On October 29th and 30th independent graphic novelists and cartoonists will converge on University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge’s Porter Square. The event is free, family friendly, and offers a weekend of activities as the Boston area’s only show dedicated to independent and alternative comics.
MICE attendees are invited to discover their new favorite comic books from over 150 local comic creators. The exhibition area at MICE will present a wide range of art and books: hand-made mini-comics and zines, anthologies, graphic novels, art prints, and sketches. Panel discussions will provide insightful conversations about the world of contemporary comics and graphic novels. Artists will share techniques, tips, and tricks for creating your own comics in a variety of workshops for all ages and skill levels. Sunday’s “Kids Comics Day” workshops are especially geared toward younger readers and budding cartoonists.
MICE has announced its first guest creator: FAITH ERIN HICKS! Faith is a prolific Canadian cartoonist who started making comics “for fun” in 1999 with her webcomic Demonology 101. The first book in her new fantasy graphic novel trilogy The Nameless City was published by First Second Books earlier this year. Faith was initially inspired to create comics by the real world situations and identifiable characters of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Although she majored in animation, Faith loves comics because she can do all aspects of the production. She has a great enthusiasm for manga, which inspires the action scenes she draws.
Since her start Faith has created an large collection of graphic novels both as a sole creator and collaborating illustrator, including Zombies Calling, The War at Ellsmere, Brain Camp, Friends with Boys, and Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. The Adventures of Superhero Girl won her an Eisner Award in 2014 for Best Publication for Kids. Currently she is working on the second book from The Nameless City series along with an original prose novel for Roaring Books called Comics Will Break Your Heart.
MICE will be held at Lesley University’s University Hall at 1815 Massachusetts Avenue in Porter Square. The hours of the show are Saturday, October 29th, 10 am – 6 pm, and Sunday, October 30th, 11 am – 5 pm. Admission is free. Details at the website: www.micexpo.org