MA – Silent Bob Speaks

Kevin Smith appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm!

Press Release:

Join the Coolidge in welcoming Kevin Smith (director of Clerks and Mallrats, writer of Silent Bob Speaks and The Bionic Man) for an exclusive Boston appearance in support of his hilarious new book TOUGH SH*T: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good (Gotham Books, March 20, 2012, available in Hardcover, eBook and Penguin Audio). In it nothing is off limits, it’s a memoir that unlocks his unlikely path to success. For this special evening Kevin will discuss the book and answer questions from the audience.

This isn’t a book of feel-good stories. It’s a book of Tough Sh*t. He talks about the critics who’ve savaged his films and the actors and executives who’ve made him hate what he loves. He discusses his fallout out with Harvey Weinstein and The Weinstein Company and his feuds with Bruce Willis. He examines his struggles with weight, the infamous Southwest Airlines incident, and why he decided to start smoking pot at the age of 38. But he also tells you the good stuff you get if you suffer through the Tough Sh*t, like his amazing wife Jen, who suffers through marriage to a sex-obsessed fatty.

Sprinkled throughout, Kevin offers his readers gems of life advice that have helped him along the way: like what he learned from his hero Wayne Gretzky – “Don’t go where the puck’s been; go where it’s gonna be;” from the very act of conception – “You’re a big, fat bucket of win when you begin this crapshoot life;” and from Ferris Bueller: “You can never go too far. But if you’re gonna get busted, don’t let it be by a guy like that.”

Fanboys, film-buffs, stoners, fatties, skinnies, Smodcasters and anyone who wants to know how to get away with getting paid for doing what they love will find something to like in this book.

All tickets: $28, ticket price includes a signed copy of the book to be picked up upon arrival at the theatre.

Click here for tickets!

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

MA – You’re Not Doing It Right Signing

Michael Ian Black appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Saturday, March 3rd at 12:30pm

Michael Ian Black is a comedian (Stella, Wet Hot American Summer), screenwriter (Run, Fat Boy, Run) and author (My Custom Van, Chicken Cheeks). He is also, despite his best efforts, a “Yuppie A-Hole.” In his new collection of essays, he muses in his deadpan, sardonic style on suburban life, from cruising for his inevitable “divorce house” despite being happily married, to the pros and cons of hamster ownership.

Get a free ticket when you pre-purchase a copy of You’re Not Doing It Right from Brookline Booksmith (617-566-6660) or on their website with the option to buy a second ticket for just $5. All tickets will be held at the Brookline Booksmith.

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

MA – An Evening with Aragorn

Viggo Mortensen appears at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on March 5, 2012!

Press Release:

The Coolidge Corner Theatre announces internationally acclaimed actor Viggo Mortensen as the recipient of the 2012 Coolidge Award, to be celebrated Monday, March 5. Mortensen will arrive in Brookline to accept the honor and to participate in related festivities.

Ticket Info

Advance tickets available to Coolidge members at 11am on Tuesday, February 7.
Tickets available to the general public at 11am on Thursday, February 9.
Tickets may be purchased online or at our box office.
Please see below for pricing details.
Schedule of Events: March 5, 2012

12pm – Film Screening
Eastern Promises. Q&A after the film with Viggo Mortensen.
Tickets: $20 general admission; $17 students, seniors, and Coolidge members
Click here for tickets!
6pm – VIP Reception
A private reception at the Coolidge with Viggo Mortensen and special guests (TBA).
Tickets: $250 (includes admission to the 8pm event)

8pm – An Evening with Viggo Mortensen
Mortensen will participate in an in-depth conversation about his life and career.
Tickets: $50 SOLD OUT

Repertory screening schedule (including a LORD OF THE RINGS marathon!) to be announced shortly.

About Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen made his cinematic debut in Peter Weir’s 1985 film Witness. Subsequently he has been featured in over 40 films and has worked with many renowned independent filmmakers including Jane Campion (The Portrait of A Lady), Sean Penn (The Indian Runner), Gus Van Sant (Psycho), Brian De Palma (Carlito’s Way), and David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and the newly released A Dangerous Method). In 2001 director Peter Jackson cast Mortensen in a leading role for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, launching him to mainstream acclaim and cult status. Mortensen has won several international awards and recognitions during his adventurous acting career including a Best Actor Oscar nomination in 2007 for Eastern Promises, and a Golden Globe Award nomination in 2012 for Best Supporting Actor (A Dangerous Method).

In addition to his acting career, Viggo Mortensen is an accomplished photographer, musician, painter and poet. His work has been featured in galleries worldwide, and he has released several CDs of his music. Upcoming film releases include the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, directed by Walter Salles and scheduled for release this coming summer.

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

MA – That Is All Signing

John Hodgman appears on Tuesday, November 15 at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre!

To attend this event, you MUST, MUST purchase a copy of That Is All at Brookline Booksmith or online. That book purchase entitles you to one (1) free ticket. Online book & ticket orders must be paid in full online. If you have purchased a copy of That Is All, ONE additional ticket may be ordered online as well for $5. You may also call 617-566-6660 or drop by the Booksmith (279 Harvard St., Brookline) to purchase books & tickets.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. However, there will be a standby line forming at the Coolidge at 5:30 for any unclaimed tickets. Also, the book signing, which will take place at about 7p.m. at the Booksmith, is open to all.

Brookline welcomes back its native son for his newest book of witticisms. That Is All follows in the footsteps of such monumental tomes as The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require and may, in fact, be the last book you ever need. Comedian, Daily Show commentator and occasional anthropomorphic PC, John Hodgman will be joined by awesome and as-yet unnamed friends. You’re welcome.

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

MA – ReaMdE Signing

Sci-fi author Neal Stephenson appears on Tuesday, September 27 at 6pm.

The Hugo Award-winning, NYT best-selling author of The Baroque Cycle, Cryptonomicon, Anathem, and Snow Crash swings by the Coolidge for his newest sci-fi thriller in which a battle for a virtual computer game world becomes a struggle for real world power.

Presented by Brookline Booksmith; Order tickets ($5) by calling the store at 617-566-6660.

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

MA – Wildwood Signing

 

Writer Colin Meloy (lead singer of the Decemberists) and illustrator Carson Ellis appear on Wednesday September 28th at 6pm. Colin will not be performing any music, but Carson will be making art live! 

Presented by Brookline Booksmith; Pre-ordering a copy of Wildwood entitles you to one free ticket for the event. You may also purchase a second ticket for an additional $5 by calling the store at 617-566-6660.

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

Mister Wonderful Signing Tour

Dan Clowes is on tour promoting his new graphic novel Mister Wonderful:

Tuesday, April 19— 7:30 pm – Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz,CA

Thursday, April 21—7:00 pm – Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA

Saturday, April 30—Los Angeles, CA 11:30 am – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, USC Campus. Signing at Skylight Books booth. 1:30 pm – Panel Discussion with Jim Woodring and others, followed by book signing.

Discussion with Ben Katchor and Chip Kidd, followed by book signing on Tuesday, May 3—Philadelphia, PA 7:30 pm – Philadelphia Free Library.

Wednesday, May 4—6:00 pm – Brookline Booksmith at the Coolidge Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA

In discussion with Chip Kidd Thursday, May 5—7:00 pm – Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, New York, 10003, NY.

Wednesday, May 11—7:00 pm – City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday, May 16—7:30 pm – Powell’s Books, 40 Northwest 10th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

MA – Mr. Wonderful Signing

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Daniel Clowes appears on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 from 6:00-8:00PM

Join us at the Coolidge Corner Theatre for a reading, Q&A, and signing with award-winning author, screenwriter, and illustrator Daniel Clowes (Wilson, Ghost World, Art School Confidential).

Tickets for the reading are just $5. Call 617-566-6660 to order yours.

Sponsored by Brookline Booksmith

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

MA – Win Win Screening

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Writer/Director Tom McCarthy and star Alex Shaffer appear at a screening on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30pm at the Coolidge. 

Screening is presented by IFF Boston.

TO DOWNLOAD A SCREENING PASS:
Go to http://www.gofobo.com/rsvp
Enter RSVP Code: IFFAE1G
Print pass and attend screening.

NOTE: Quantities are limited, so please only sign up for a pass if you can definitely go. Thanks.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446

MA – One of Our Thursdays is Missing Signing

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Jasper Fforde speaks on Wednesday, March 9th at 6pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Dive back into the Bookworld with Thursday Next as she travels up the Metaphoric River to prevent an impending genre war. The NYT best-selling author of The Eyre Affair and Shades of Grey is back with his best-loved heroine and his unique blend of humor and adventure.

This event will take place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Book signing to follow at Brookline Booksmith.

Tickets are $5 each. You can purchase them by calling 617.566.6660 or dropping by the Booksmith.

Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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