What's New on Bostonhassle.com? — 8/3
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PICK OF THE WEEK: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) dir. Jim Sharman + Jubilee (1978) dir. Derek Jarman
Screens Thursday, 8/4 @ Brattle Theatre
The Brattle’s Thursday evening “Midnighters” series continues with the heavyweight champion of the Midnight Movie world. If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need me to tell you what The Rocky Horror Picture Show is, but this week’s Brattle screening offers the opportunity to see it on the big screen divorced from its ritualistic midnight screenings (though I can’t speak to the makeup– so to speak– of the crowd). Cut out the audience shoutalongs and the forty-plus years of in-jokes, and you’re left with a film as gloriously transgressive and aggressively queer as studio pictures were likely to get in the mid-1970s, coupled with a killer soundtrack which suggests where glam rock might have gone if it hadn’t gotten lapped by punk. Even more exciting is its co-headliner in the Brattle’s double feature: Derek Jarman’s Jubilee, an even wilder blast of queer UK punk excess also featuring Rocky Horror’s Richard O’Brien and Little Nell, alongside the likes of Adam Ant, Jayne County, the Slits, and punk-rock icon Jordan.
Fellini Satyricon (1969) dir. Federico Fellini - 8/6 @ HFA
Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) dir. Tony Randel - 35mm - Midnight screening - 8/6 @ Coolidge
Runaway Train (1985) dir. Andrey Konchalovskiy - 35mm- 8/6 @ Somerville
Menace II Society (1993) dir. Albert & Allen Hughes - 35mm - 8/8 @ Coolidge
In the Good Old Summertime (1949) dir. Robert Z. Leonard - 8/8-8/9 @ Coolidge
NEW RELEASES OF NOTE:
The Tsugua Diaries (2021) dir. Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes (Brattle)
Sharp Stick (2022) dir. Lena Dunham (Kendall)
Bullet Train (2022) dir. David Leitch (Coolidge/Somerville
STILL PLAYING, WORTH SEEING:
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Music Section
“KEYBOARD DOG, THE NEW INDIE-FOLK BRAINCHILD of 21-year-old Northeastern student, Steve Kurz, has been on the rise recently with his newest EP release, throw your soul, that debuted in late June. From childhood piano lessons, middle school jazz classes, playing in a band with friends in high school, to now making a name for himself in the local scene, Kurz continues to make strides as an artist.”
- Meg Taylor
GALLERY: KEYBOARD DOG, SAMANTHA MCKAIGE, PARK NATIONAL AND WYATT MORAN AT FRIENDS FROM ALLSTON ON 7/31
Staff Photographer Asher Thomas takes us through a marvelous reunion at Friends from Allston
- Asher Thomas
What’s New on Bostonhassle.com: From the Film Section
“There is a genre of documentary which I call the “You Gotta Hear This.” Unlike historical documentaries (the importance of which is generally self-evident) or cinema verite (which follow their subjects in real time), the You Gotta Hear This movie is predicated simply on the pleasure of hearing a story which sounds too wild to be true– think Three Identical Strangers, or Errol Morris’s Tabloid. As a genre, the You Gotta Hear this has been stretched thin as of late, with great stories watered down to fill the binge quotas of the true crime podcast industrial complex. But when condensed to a tight feature length and told by the right director and interview subjects, the results can be undeniably compelling.’”
- Oscar Goff
“If I can emit a noise in response to Quinn Shepherd’s Not Okay, it’d be a four-second groan (alternatively I’d choose “omgggg” if it can be uttered monosyllabically). Not because the movie was bad — rather, the noise would reflect the anguish I feel. Branded as a story about an “unlikable female protagonist,” Not Okay wants you to be completely sure what you’re in for: photo-editor Danni Sanders (Zoey Deutch) pretends to go to Paris for a writers’ retreat in order to impress her co-worker crush Colin (Dylan O’Brien) by posting fake pictures and stories on Instagram. However, a series of terrorist attacks take place during her fake-visit. Immediately, Danni receives concerned messages from her family, high school randos, and Colin, which — yeah, you might be able to guess what happens next.”
- Anna Hoang
Hassle Flea News!
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