MA – H. Jon Benjamin Signing

Actor H. Jon Benjamin appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday May 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM to present and sign his new book Failure is an Option. HJB will be joined in conversation by fellow comedian and Bob’s Burgers voice actor Eugene Mirman. Books sold by Brookline Booksmith.  Tickets available at the link!

Press Release:

H. Jon Benjamin—the lead voice behind Archer and Bob’s Burgers—helps us all feel a little better about our own failures by sharing his own in a hilarious memoir-ish chronicle of failure.

Most people would consider H. Jon Benjamin a comedy show business success. But he’d like to remind everyone that as great as success can be, failure is also an option. And maybe the best option. In this book, he tells stories from his own life, from his early days (“wherein I’m unable to deliver a sizzling fajita”) to his romantic life (“how I failed to quantify a threesome”) to family (“wherein a trip to P.F. Chang’s fractures a family”) to career (“how I failed at launching a kid’s show”).

As Jon himself says, breaking down one’s natural ability to succeed is not an easy task, but also not an insurmountable one. Society as we know it is, sadly, failure averse. But more acceptance of failure, as Jon sees it, will go a long way to making this world a different place…a kinder, gentler place, where gardens are overgrown and most people stay home with their pets. A vision of failure, but also a vision of freedom.

With stories, examples of artistic and literary failure, and a powerful can’t-do attitude, Failure Is an Option: An Attempted Memoir is the book the world doesn’t need right now but will get regardless.

  • HJB’s book signing will take place at Brookline Booksmith (across the street from the theatre) immediately following the show.
  • HJB is happy to sign and personalize all copies of his memoir FAILURE IS AN OPTION, but he will not sign other merchandise or memorabilia.
  • Due to time constraints, HJB will not take posed photos or selfies with fans.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – Tempests and Slaughter Signing

Author Tamora Pierce appears in conversation with A.C. Gaughen at the Coolidge Corner Theatre to present her new novel Tempests and Slaughter on Monday, February 19th at 6:00 PM. A signing will follow at Brookline BooksmithTickets available at the link…

Arram. Varice. Ozorne. In the first book in the Numair Chronicles, three student mages are bound by fate . . . fated for trouble.

Arram Draper is on the path to becoming one of the realm’s most powerful mages. The youngest student in his class at the Imperial University of Carthak, he has a Gift with unlimited potential for greatness–and for attracting danger. At his side are his two best friends: Varice, a clever girl with an often-overlooked talent, and Ozorne, the “leftover prince” with secret ambitions. Together, these three friends forge a bond that will one day shape kingdoms. And as Ozorne gets closer to the throne and Varice gets closer to Arram’s heart, Arram realizes that one day–soon–he will have to decide where his

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 566-6660

MA – An Evening with Werner Herzog

2018 Coolidge Award honoree and internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 8:00 PM for an in-depth discussion of his career, moderated by his friend and collaborator, Boston University classics professor Herbert Golder.

This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Coolidge Corner Theatre. Tickets for this event are $75, and go on sale on January 10 for Coolidge members and January 12 for the general public. Tickets available at the link!

ABOUT WERNER HERZOG
Werner Herzog is widely known for his prolific and daring body of cinematic work, including both narrative and documentary masterpieces. He began his film career in the early 1960s and quickly established himself as a powerhouse within the evolving New German Cinema movement of the 1970s. Over the next several decades Herzog would challenge and inspire movie-going audiences with his stunning excessive realism, eccentric and deeply intense protagonists, and poignant visions of anti-conformity.

Hailed by critics and colleagues alike, Francois Truffaut famously cited Herzog as “the most important film director alive.” He has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature and documentary films comprising such world-cinema classics as Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kasper Hauser: Every Man For Himself and God Against All (1974), Nosferatu (1978), Fitzcarraldo (1982), Lessons of Darkness (1992), Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997), My Best Fiend (1999), Grizzly Man (2005), and Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010). In addition to his dynamic directorial career, Herzog has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – The Fog Screening

Actress Adrienne Barbeau appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11:59 PM to host a screening of THE FOG!

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is proud to honor actor Adrienne Barbeau by presenting her with our second Coolidge After Midnite Award, recognizing her outstanding work in some of the greatest genre films ever made!

Adrienne has provided a few of the most iconic performances in the history of horror, action, and science fiction, working with such legendary filmmakers as John Carpenter, Wes Craven, and George A. Romero. While her films feature ghosts, grotesque creatures, and ghouls from beyond the grave, it’s Adrienne’s humanity that leaves a lasting impression and continues to speak to new audiences decades later.

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Pet Sematary Screening + Q&A

Denise Crosby (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ray Donovan, The Walking Dead) along with with Pet Sematary Unearthed and Untold co-director John Campopiano appear at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 7:00 PM to host a special Halloween screening and Q&A of horror classic Pet Sematary! Tickets available at the link…

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Strange Weather Launch Party

Joe Hill, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman, appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday October 23rd at 6:00 PM to present Strange Weather; a collection of four chilling novels. A signing will follow at Brookline Booksmith across the street. Tickets available at the link…

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets may be purchased online or in-store.
  • If you purchase a copy of Strange Weather, you may pick up your book at Brookline Booksmith following the reading or before the end of November 2017.
  • The reading will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre at 6pm.
  • The line at the theatre will form at 5:30pm.
  • Present your printed Eventbrite ticket for entry to the theatre.
  • Joe’s reading at the theatre will last one hour.
  • Recording video during the theatre event is not permitted.
  • Joe will sign books (including his previous titles) at Brookline Booksmith at 7pm, after the reading.
  • Joe will personalize signatures on request.
  • Joe will take photos with customers at the signing.
  • Customers with more than three books will be asked to wait at the end of the signing line.
  • Elderly customers and those with pregnancies, small children, or disabilities will be given priority in the signing line. Please notify a Booksmith staff member for assistance.

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Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

 

MA – Worlds Collide Signing

Actor/author Chris Colfer, star of Glee, appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday July 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM to present WORLDS COLLIDE, the latest novel in his Land of Stories series!

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New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer returns on tour for the sixth and final book in The Land of Stories series! Join us for an interactive event that will include: a reading from Chris, audience QA, The Land of Stories Trivia, a costume contest, and prizes. This is a ticketed event, and a purchase of The Land of Stories: Worlds Collide is necessary for entry. Each book purchase gets fans one raffle ticket. Fans in costume will receive an additional raffle ticket. Raffle tickets enter fans in a drawing for an exclusive VIP meet-and-greet with Chris immediately following the event. Chris will choose five lucky readers (+1 guest each) to meet him after the event to snap photos and have their books personalized.

Books available from Brookline Booksmith

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – The Discovery Screening

Director/Co-writer Charlie McDowell and actor Jason Segel appear in person for a Q&A after a screening of THE DISCOVERY on Tuesday March 21st at 7:30 PM.

What would you do if there was proof of an afterlife? The answer to this question is rivetingly explored in THE DISCOVERY, where world-renowned physicist Doctor Thomas Harber (Robert Redford) is able to scientifically prove the existence of an afterlife—but with dire consequences. His estranged son, Will (Jason Segel), tries to confront the situation by returning to the New England–esque island where he grew up. He crosses paths with Isla (Rooney Mara), who’s returning to the island for mysterious reasons of her own. The tale unfolds over the ensuing days as the regret of past choices forces these lost characters to reflect on how they’ve gotten to where they are.

Director/co-writer Charlie McDowell (THE ONE I LOVE) returns with another metaphysical thriller that uses a fascinating premise as a launching point to explore complex issues in a deftly absorbing fashion. Enlisting a world-class cast who use their unique qualities to infuse humor and humanity, THE DISCOVERY plays to both the head and the heart.

  • Admission is FREE
  • Passes are required. Download and print your pass. (Adobe Acrobat is required to open and print the pass.)
  • Please arrive early. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed. Theatre is not responsible for seating over capacity.
  • Presented by IFF Boston

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Reading Without Walls Signing

Gene Luen Yang appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday April 6, 2017 at 6:00 PM!

Celebrated graphic novelist and National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang discusses Reading Without Walls, a new reading initiative for kids that encourages kids to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world through books. Signing will follow at the Brookline Booksmith.  This event is co-hosted by the Brookline Booksmith and the Public Library of Brookline.

About Gene Yang:
Gene Yang is the cartoonist behind books including the Printz-Award-winning American Born Chinese, as well as Boxers & Saints, The Eternal Smile, Prime Baby, and Animal Crackers. He is the co-creator of The Shadow Hero with Sonny Liew, and Secret Coders with Mike Holmes, and has written for the hit comics Avatar: The Last Airbender and Superman. Gene Yang lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Event Guidelines:

  • Tickets are $5
  • Tickets may be purchased online, in-store, or over the phone
  • The line at the theatre will form promptly at 5:30pm
  • Gene’s presentation at the theatre will last an hour
  • He will follow with a signing, to take place at Brookline Booksmith
  • Several of Gene’s books will be available for purchase and signing at the Booksmith
  • You are not required to purchase a book in order to join the signing line

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

MA – Moonglow Signing

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Author Michael Chabon presents his new novel MOONGLOW at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Monday November 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM. Tickets available at the link… from Brookline Booksmith.

Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers, Moonglow the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as “my grandfather.” It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446-2908
617-566-6660

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