MA – Are You My Mother? Signing

 

Alison Bechdel signs at the Brattle on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM!

Click here for tickets ($5.00)  SOLD OUT

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome acclaimed memoirist and cartoonist ALISON BECHDEL for a discussion of her new memoir, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama.

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel’s childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven.

Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It’s a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – The Office Star Signing

Mindy Kaling signs at the Brattle on Monday  December 5, 2011 at 6:00 PM!

Press Release:

Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome Emmy nominated writer and actress MINDY KALING for a reading of her new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?”

Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly!

In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka.

Tickets to this event are $27 and include a copy of Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

MA – Super Screening

Director James Gunn hosts an advance screening on Monday March 28 at 7:30pm.

Co-Presented with Independent Film Festival Boston
Free Preview Screening!
Free! First come, first seated so get here early!
(2010) dir James Gunn w/Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Kevin Bacon, Liv Tyler [96 min]

This hilarious, amazingly twisted dark comedy features Rainn Wilson as Frank, a man shattered by his wife’s return to her drug-dealing ex. Donning a (very) homemade costume, Frank turns to a life of crime-fighting to win her back. Applying an absurd realism to masked vigilantes and their sidekicks, SUPER shows us just how messed up the idea of becoming a ‘real-life superhero’ truly is while simultaneously making us cheer for Frank’s alter ego, The Crimson Bolt, and his spunky sidekick Boltie (Page). Do not miss this!!

Visit IFFBoston.org for more great events, breaking news, and announcements about this year’s festival!

The Brattle
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138