MA – The Fireman Signing

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes JOE HILL, New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Heart-Shaped Box, on Tuesday May 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM for a reading from his latest novel, The Fireman. Tickets available at the link…

About The Fireman

From bestselling author Joe Hill comes a chilling novel about a worldwide pandemic of spontaneous combustion that threatens to reduce civilization to ashes and a band of improbable heroes who battle to save it, led by one powerful and enigmatic man known as the Fireman.

The fireman is coming. Stay cool.

No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it’s Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies—before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.

Harper Grayson, a compassionate, dedicated nurse as pragmatic as Mary Poppins, treated hundreds of infected patients before her hospital burned to the ground. Now she’s discovered the telltale gold-flecked marks on her skin. When the outbreak first began, she and her husband, Jakob, had made a pact: they would take matters into their own hands if they became infected. To Jakob’s dismay, Harper wants to live—at least until the fetus she is carrying comes to term. At the hospital, she witnessed infected mothers give birth to healthy babies and believes hers will be fine too. . . if she can live long enough to deliver the child.

Convinced that his do-gooding wife has made him sick, Jakob becomes unhinged, and eventually abandons her as their placid New England community collapses in terror. The chaos gives rise to ruthless Cremation Squads—armed, self-appointed posses roaming the streets and woods to exterminate those who they believe carry the spore. But Harper isn’t as alone as she fears: a mysterious and compelling stranger she briefly met at the hospital, a man in a dirty yellow fire fighter’s jacket, carrying a hooked iron bar, straddles the abyss between insanity and death. Known as The Fireman, he strolls the ruins of New Hampshire, a madman afflicted with Dragonscale who has learned to control the fire within himself, using it as a shield to protect the hunted . . . and as a weapon to avenge the wronged.

In the desperate season to come, as the world burns out of control, Harper must learn the Fireman’s secrets before her life—and that of her unborn child—goes up in smoke.

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The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

MA – The Witch Screening

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Writer/Director Robert Eggers and Actress Anya Taylor-Joy appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM in person for a Q&A after the screening of THE WITCH. Free downloadable passes available at the link!

In this exquisitely-made and terrifying new horror film, the age-old concepts of witchcraft, black magic and possession are brought together to tell the riveting story of one family’s frightful unraveling. Set in New England circa 1630, THE WITCH follows a farmer who get cast out of his colonial plantation and is forced to move his family to a remote farm on the edge of an ominous forest rumored to be controlled by witches. Soon after, strange and unsettling things begin to happen—the animals turn malevolent, the crops fail, and one child disappears while another seemingly becomes possessed. As suspicion and paranoia mount, everyone begins to blame teenage daughter Thomasin. They accuse her of witchcraft, which she adamantly denies… but as circumstances become increasingly treacherous, each family member’s faith, loyalty, and love will be tested in shocking and unforgettable ways.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 876-6837

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MA – Women in Comedy Festival

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Comedian Maria Bamford headlines two shows on Friday, March 22nd, at the historic 230-seat Brattle Theater in the heart of Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Get tickets at the link!

Maria recently had a two-episode guest-starring role on the Emmy-award winning Louie on FX and is a leading comedian in the “alternative comedy” circuit. Maria toured with and co-starred in the film version of the groundbreaking Comedians of Comedy alongside the likes of Patton Oswalt and and Zach Galifianakis.

Maria’s comedy albums consistently land on top ten lists and one of her albums was named one of the best albums of the decade by the Onion’s AV Club. Her most recently album, Unwanted Thoughts Syndrome, is available now. Maria headlined the Second Annual Women in Comedy Festival back in 2010 and her show sold out almost immediately.

Maria has appeared all over television on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Sarah Silverman Program, and Tim and Eric: Awesome Show. She has lent her voice to numerous animated features and television shows such as The Legend of Korra, Back at the Banyard, Kung Fu Panda, and CatDog.

Her poplularity is steadily increasing from exposure on national television and her quirky ads for Target, so this is a unique opportunity to still catch her in a rather intimate space at an affordable price.

The Brattle
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Super Tour

 

Rainn Wilson, James Gunn, and more screen SUPER at several theaters this week!

Monday, March 28

SUPER Screening with James Gunn Intro and Q & A at 7:30 pm

Open to the Public: First-come-first-served (get there early!)

The Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Tuesday, March 29

SUPER Apple Store Event with James Gunn, hosted by USA Today’s Whitney Matheson

Discussion and Q&A at 6:00 pm

Open to everyone!

Apple Store
103 Prince St, New York, NY
Corner of Greene

Wednesday, March 30

NEW YORK CITY
8:00 pm

SUPER Screening hosted by Jason Reitman, with James Gunn, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler, Lloyd Kaufman, and perhaps some others in attendance.

Open to IFC Film Center members and friends and family (sold out).

IFC Film Center
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

Thursday, March 31

UCLA On-Campus Screening of SUPER with a Q & A by James Gunn at 8:00 pm

Open to UCLA Students Only

Ackerman Grand Ballroom
308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, April 1

Q & A after 7:40pm screening of SUPER with James Gunn and Doug Benson

Introduction of the 10:15pm show with James Gunn

Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA

Tickets now on sale

SAN FRANCISCO
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

Rainn Wilson appearance at SUPER screenings

Q&A after 7:30pm show

Introduction for 10:00pm show

Tickets now on sale

Sarturday, April 2

SAN FRANCISCO
12:30 pm

WONDERCON Panel with Rainn Wilson and James Gunn

Room 103

SAN FRANCISCO
Landmark Embarcadero Theatre, One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

James Gunn appearance at SUPER screenings

Q&A after 7:30pm show

Introduction for 10:00pm show

Tickets now on sale

Sunday, April 3

LOS ANGELES
Nerdist Podcast at Meltdown Comics with James Gunn and Chris Hardwicke at 8pm

7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

You must have a ticket stub from a specific TBD Sunday SUPER screening to gain entry – more information will be released soon on this grand event.

Friday, April 15

James Gunn in attendance for the opening night of SUPER followed by a Q & A.

The Tivoli Theater
6350 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63130

X’ed Out Signing Tour 2010

Charles Burns (Black Hole) goes on a signing tour for his latest graphic novel X’ed Out:
10/19/2010 – 7:15pm
Philadelphia Free Library
1901 Vine St Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341 
10/20/2010
Million Year Picnic
Harvard Square, 99 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/20/2010 – 6:00 pm
Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 02138
10/21/2010 – 7:00pm
Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
10/22/2010v – 7:30 pm
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
10/23/2010 – 3:00 pm
IFOA – International Festival of Authors. Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON
Info: readings.org or 416-973-4000
10/25/2010 – 7:00 pm
Books, Inc Berkeley
1760 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
10/26/2010 – 12:00 pm
Lee’s Comics
1020 N. Rengstorff Avenue, Suite F (by Costco), Mountain View, CA 94043
10/26/2010 – 7:30 pm
Bookshop Santa Cruz D/B/A Bay Co. Books
1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
10/27/2010 – 7:00 pm
City Lights Bookstore
261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133
 

10/28/2010 – 7:30 pm
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside, Portland, OR 97209

 
10/30/2010 – 6:00 pm
Fantagraphics Bookstore
1201 S. Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA

 
11/2/2010 – The Book Table Bookstore
1045 Lake Street, Oak Park, Chicago, IL 60301-1101

 
11/3/2010 – 7:00 pm
Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL