What's New on Bostonhassle.com? — 7/20
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Happy Wednesday — We hope that you are doing well! We’ve got a bunch of fantastic pieces up on the site, a couple recs from Head Music Editor Sophie Severs and Senior Film Critic Oscar Goff, and a flea market in the works for 9/11 that we’ll share more news about next week!!!! (If you’d like a flea sneak peek, visit @_hassleflea on Instagram)
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Music Recs from Head Music Editor, Sophie Severs!
Sophie Severs’ local Boston favs!
Film Recs from Senior Film Critic, Oscar Goff!
PICK OF THE WEEK: Pink Flamingos (1972) dir. John Waters
New 4K digital restoration!
Screens Thursday, 7/21, 7:30 & 9:30 @ Brattle Theatre
If you could go back in time and tell midnight moviegoers that Pink Flamingos, the legendary breakthrough feature from “Prince of Puke” John Waters, would receive a lavish 50th anniversary restoration from the most distinguished arthouse distributor in the country, they’d probably think you’re as high as they were. But just because it’s received the full Criterion Collection treatment doesn’t mean Pink Flamingos has lost any of its transgressive power; half a century after emerging from the gutters of Baltimore, the film is just as shockingly gross and anarchically funny as ever. Fittingly, the new 4K restoration of Pink Flamingos kicks off the Brattle’s new “Midnighters” program, a summer-long retrospective of the original wave of midnight movies from the 1970s and ‘80s (graciously screened during the evening hours). Catch it, then order a nice plate of eggs at the IHOP.
Killer Clowns from Outer Space (1988) dir. Stephen Chiodo - 35mm midnight screening - 7/22 @ Brattle
Dolemite Is my Name (2019) dir. Craig Brewer - 7/23 @ Somerville
The Great Silence (1968) dir. Sergio Corbucci- 7/23-7/24 @ Brattle
Mississippi Masala (1991) dir. Mira Nair - 7/25 @ Coolidge
Roma (1972) dir. Federico Fellini - 7/25 @ HFA
On the Waterfront (1954) dir. Elia Kazan - 35mm - 7/26 @ Coolidge
NEW RELEASES OF NOTE:
Nope (2022) dir. Jordan Peele (Coolidge/Somerville)
Fire of Love (2022) dir. Sara Dosa (Coolidge/Kendall)
Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song (Coolidge/Kendall)
The Gray Man (2022) dir. Joe & Anthony Russo (Netflix)
STILL PLAYING, WORTH SEEING:
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Music Section
Staff Photographer Matheus Nogueira takes us through the Lynch Family Skate Park Fest 7/15/22
- Matheus Nogueira
“Enter Tyson D. Jackson’s virtuosic world of sound; a living, breathing medley of music rooted in jazz and gospel traditions.
I knew that this recording would be something special as soon as Jackson explained what the performance was all about: the anchoring concept of love, remaining powerful despite whatever difficulties this life sends towards us.”
- Ryan Wheless
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Film Section
“The word “blockbuster” etymologically comes from news reporting of the allied bombs rained on fascist Italy. They demolished entire blocks. Eventually, it became shorthand for something shocking—and then about a decade later, to specifically designate movies of a broad appeal and massive cultural impact. Blockbusters, in the modern sense of the term, have a certain weight and import to them; the important movies that drive discourse and leave a mark, somehow or other. The most expensive Netflix production so far, Anthony and Joe Russo’s The Gray Man certainly feels like the studio’s first true blockbuster.”
- Joshua Polansk
“The opening notes of Smash Mouth’s “All Star” have a spiritual significance to fans of DreamWorks’s 2001 masterpiece, Shrek. Like many songs in the movie, it endorses being your own person and taking risks—core tenets of the Shrek philosophy. As Smash Mouth reminds us that “only shooting stars break the mold,” Shrek ignites a fire by belching and a hoard of angry villagers prepares to confront him.”