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New documentary celebrates Boston’s ‘Latin Quarter’
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New documentary celebrates Boston’s ‘Latin Quarter’
Colombian filmmaker and Jamaica Plain resident Monica Cohen had lived in the neighborhood for several years before she decided to turn her camera lens onto the vibrant community. The resulting half-hour, bilingual documentary, “Boston’s Latin Quarter,” celebrates the Latinx enclave that many Jamaica Plain residents are fighting to keep intact.
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Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary shine in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
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Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary shine in Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
With an all-star cast featuring Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard and James Earl Jones, it’s no wonder Disney’s remake of “The Lion King” has been one of this year’s highly anticipated films.
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“Maiden” shines light on the first all-female yacht racing crew
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“Maiden” shines light on the first all-female yacht racing crew
Directed by Alex Holmes, the documentary “Maiden” tells the remarkable true story of Tracy Edwards, a 27-year-old charter boat cook who in 1989 became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the world’s biggest sailing event, the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
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The Roxbury International Film Festival enters 21st year
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The Roxbury International Film Festival enters 21st year
The Roxbury International Film Festival is back for its 21st year, running June 19 through June 29.
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‘Breakthrough’ — Inspirational memoir recounts teen’s true tale of survival
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‘Breakthrough’ — Inspirational memoir recounts teen’s true tale of survival
Despite being saddled with a couple of generic American names, John Smith’s (Marcel Ruiz) life story had been anything but boring.
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‘Cuba’ — Film explores the island’s unique heritage
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‘Cuba’ — Film explores the island’s unique heritage
The Museum of Science on Feb. 15 debuted its latest IMAX film offering, “Cuba,” a 50-minute peek into the vibrant culture of the Caribbean island. The film was produced specifically for the giant screen format by Golden Gate 3D in association with BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films and the Giant Dome Theater Consortium.
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Idris Elba directs Jamaica crime drama
Dennis “D” Campbell (Aml Ameen) had the misfortune of growing up in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica in the 1970s at a time when the ’hood was infested with drugs. Orphaned at an early age, he was raised by an older brother he admired, Jerry (Everaldo Creary).
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Local immigrant filmmakers screen documentaries at Boston Public LIbrary
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Local immigrant filmmakers screen documentaries at Boston Public LIbrary
Over the course of 15 weeks, Michael Sheridan, founding director of Community Supported Film, worked with Boston-area immigrant and refugee filmmakers to make documentaries about their experiences and the issues in their communities.
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Bullied schoolboy morphs into King Arthur in fantasy epic ‘The Kid Who Would be King’
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Bullied schoolboy morphs into King Arthur in fantasy epic ‘The Kid Who Would be King’
Written and directed by Joe Cornish (“Attack the Block”), “The Kid Who Would be King” is an entertaining reimagining of a classic epic adventure.
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
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Christian Bale morphs into Dick Cheney in biopic ‘Vice’
Who is the real Dick Cheney (Christian Bale) and how did he become the most powerful vice president in U.S. history? Those are the fundamental questions explored by “Vice,” an alternately hilarious and sobering biopic written and directed by Adam McKay.
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
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Barry Jenkins directs spot-on adaptation of Baldwin’s ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Barry Jenkins, director of 2017's Oscar-winning Best Picture “Moonlight,” has brought a faithful adaptation of “If Beale Street Could Talk” to the big screen. The poignant coming-of-age tale co-stars Kiki Layne as 19-year-old Tish Rivers and Stephan James as her 23-year-old fiancé, Fonny Hunt.
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The Windy City serves as setting for ‘Widows’
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The Windy City serves as setting for ‘Widows’
Now, Academy Award-winning director Steve McQueen (for “12 Years a Slave”) has brought a much more faithful adaptation of “Widows” to the screen, although the setting has been shifted from London to Chicago. The crime caper revolves around a trio of widows who opt to follow in their late husbands’ felonious footsteps in the wake of a botched bank heist.
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