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Monday, July 7, 2008

Local Summer Film Series

So the weather reports for the Boston area this week are for hot, and more hot..aka, summer is finally here! Which basically means for those of us who don't have air conditioning, movie theaters will be a great venue to cool off. After you've checked out WALL-E and the other summer hits, check out these local theaters' summer series.

Brattle Theater, Harvard Square.

I already blogged about the Viva Pedro! series, but there is another series this summer I'd like to mention to you dear readers - Disturbed Suburbs Series on Wednesdays. Starting July 16th, the series features Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Gender Redesigner, American Teen (Sundance hit), The Breakfast Club, The Swimmer, The Ice Storm (one of my favs), Halloween and Juno! There are more, but this list will do. And don't forget, for $75, you get a yearly memebership to the Brattle Theater which includes 12 free admission passes and more.

My recommendations for drinks/food after the show: The new Upper Crust (across the street on Brattle St), Casablanca (downstairs from the theater), the new Creama Cafe, Cambridge 1 (Chruch St.), Wagamama, Z Square (both on JFK Street) and Upstairs on the Square.

Museum of Fine Arts, Huntington Ave.

You may not be taking French classes anymore, but that doesn't mean you can't get your study on. Why not check out the new French Film Festival at the MFA, running from July 10-27. My pick is "Hunting and Gathering" with "Amelie" actress Audrey Tautou. You could also stop by the MFA in August for the New Japanese Cinema series. There is more to that country than anime, and this series will just show you what.

Perhaps you want to stay outdoors? Well, look over on our free list to your left and check out the Boston Harbor Hotel Summer Movie Series on Friday nights at Rowes Wharf. My choice would be "Some Like it Hot" on July 18th. There is also the family friendly WBZ Free Friday Flicks at the Hatchshell. At sunset, head over with a picnic basket and watch some of your secret (or not so secret) favorite family movies.