MA – American Honey Screening.

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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!

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

MA – Shakes the Clown Screening

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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!

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(617) 876-6837

MA – Mara Wilson Signing

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Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, playwright, and actress MARA WILSON for a discussion of her memoir, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets at the link starting Aug. 9th…

She will also host a screening of MATILDA at 8:30 PM! Details at the link…

About Where Am I Now?
A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female.

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

MA – Jesse Eisenberg Signs

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Actor and author Jesse Eisenberg appear at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday November 19, 2015 at 6:00 PM to present and sign BREAM GIVE ME HICCUPS! Ticket available at the link… **SOLD OUT**

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes JESSE EISENBERG—Academy Award-winning actor, playwright, and contributor for The New Yorker and McSweeney’s—for a presentation of his fiction debut, Bream Gives Me Hiccups.

Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, re-imagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with the Bosnian genocide (The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing (she didn’t have “one” of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention (I’ve been calling Mabel all day, she doesn’t pick up! Yes, of course I dialed the right number – 2!).

United by Eisenberg’s gift for humor and character, and grouped into chapters that open with illustrations by award-winning cartoonist Jean Jullien, the witty pieces collected in Bream Gives Me Hiccups explore the various insanities of the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice.

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

MA – Ethan Hawke Signs

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Actor Ethan Hawke appears at the Brattle Theatre on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM to sign his new book RULES FOR A KNIGHT! Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes ETHAN HAWKE, four-time Academy Award nominee and the author of two novels, for a presentation of his book Rules for a Knight, an unforgettable fable about a Knight’s journey and a short guide to what gives life beauty and meaning.

It is 1483, and Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, a Cornish knight, is about to ride into battle. On the eve of his departure, he composes a letter to his four young children, consisting of twenty virtues that provide instruction on how to live a noble life, and on all the lessons, large and small, that he might have imparted to them himself were he not expecting to die on the battlefield.

“Why am I alive? Where was I before I was born? What will happen to me when I die? Whatever well our lives are drawn from, it is deep, wild, mysterious, and unknowable . . . “Rules for a Knight is many things: a code of ethics; an intimate record of a lifelong quest; a careful recounting of a knight’s hardest won lessons, deepest aspirations, and most richly instructive failures; and an artifact, a relic of a father’s exquisite love.

Drawing on the ancient teachings of Eastern and Western philosophy and religion, on literature, and poetry, and on the great spiritual and political writings of our time, Ethan Hawke has written a parable that—in the story of a young man’s journey toward a life of authenticity and meaning—captures the instinctive movement of the heart toward truth and beauty.

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40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Judah Friedlander Signs

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Judah Friedlander signs his new book at the Brattle Theatre on Monday October 26, 2015 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link…

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes series regular on the Emmy Award-winning 30 Rock and stand-up comic JUDAH FRIEDLANDER for a presentation of his book If the Raindrops United: Drawings and Cartoons.

Most Americans know Judah Friedlander from his role as Frank Rossitano on 30 Rock and from appearances in films like American Splendor and The Wrestler. But long before he became a film and TV star and stand-up comic Friedlander drew stuff.

Now, in this quirky, hilarious, and surprisingly profound collection of drawings, Friedlander shows a new side to his “terrifically entertaining” (New York Times) comedy. Whether imagining George Washington in Las Vegas, plastic surgery for imperfect triangles, and the Keystone Pipeline as a sex act, Friedlander’s “Joodles” push boundaries as they explore the absurdities of American life, sex, and even history and human rights. If the Raindrops United is a milestone in the career of one of America’s most inventive comedians.

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40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Step Aside, Pops Signing

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Cartoonist Kate Beaton appears at the Brattle Theatre on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM! Tickets (which include the book) available at the link… **THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT**

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store welcomes the creator of the popular webcomic Hark! A Vagrant KATE BEATON for a presentation of her latest comics collection, Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection.

Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Juárez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton’s second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton’s incisive wit in these satirical strips.

Beaton began her infectiously popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant, in 2007 and it quickly attracted the adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans. It was an unequivocal hit with critics and fans alike, topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more. Now Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman’s all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Magician’s Land Signing

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Harvard Book Store welcomes the award-winning author of The Magicians Trilogy LEV GROSSMAN and the acclaimed author of The Wicked Years series GREGORY MAGUIRE for a discussion of the paperback release of Lev’s book The Magician’s Land on Wednesday June 10, 2015 at 6:00 PM. This event includes a book signing.

About the book:

Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him.

Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything.

The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.

$5 tickets on sale on May 19 at 9am

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Last Unicorn Screenings

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Author Peter S. Beagle appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday May 2nd for two screenings of THE LAST UNICORN! Get tickets at the link!

Update: Due to overwhelming demand, a second show has been added at 11:00 AM!

(1982) dir Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr w/Mia Farrow, Alan Arkin, Tammy Grimes, Jeff Bridges, Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee [92 min; DCP]
Peter S. Beagle’s THE LAST UNICORN is considered one of the best fantasy novels of all time and the wonderful animated film version by Rankin & Bass is no less of a classic. Since its initial release over 30 years ago, THE LAST UNICORN has enchanted audiences everywhere with its moving story about a unicorn trying to find and rescue her lost people, and the price she pays for bringing magic back into the world. We are pleased to host this special screening of this charming film, now available in a remastered digital version, accompanied by a Q&A and book signing with its creator, Peter S. Beagle.

The Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Nerdgasm Screening

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Actor Tom Lenk (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Cabin in the Woods, Transformers) appears at the Brattle Theatre on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM to host a screening of NERDGASM. Presented as part of the Boston LGBT Film Festival. Tickets are available at the link…

About NERDGASM: Directed by Andrew Putschoegl. 87 min. USA.

Actor/comedian Tom Lenk has been a nerd all his life; on stage, on screen, and in reality. Known for his comedic roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Transformers,” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” Tom attempts to fulfill a lifelong “drama geek” dream to perform his live solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, the largest and most famous theater festival in the world. Part “dorkumentary,” part concert film, NERDGASM takes us behind the scenes of Tom’s unusual, exciting and sometimes lazy approach to creating a non-traditional “one man show” – from practice shows in L.A.’s low-rent Theater Row to grandiose and historic British venues. Throughout the trip Tom tries to satisfy his own personal Scotland-centric geeky cravings for Harry Potter, underground cities, Loch Ness Mythology and delicious sausage rolls. Tom’s fun-loving and neurotic persona is put to the test on stage, in the Scottish Highland wilderness and in the “Buffy” themed memorabilia room at the home of his biggest local Edinburgh fan. Language: English

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