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Boston in Film: Beyond the Oscars
There are a remarkable number of gritty films set in Boston yet that is not the only way the city is depicted. There are comedies, period pieces, and films that depict the diversity of the city with much greater accuracy. Next Stop Wonderland, Paper Chase and Between the Lines have not received the same attention from the Academy, but they have devout followings and depict a different vision of Boston. Our discussion will look at these other visions of the city and discuss short films and independent productions that offer a wider perspective of our city.

Jul 23, 2020 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jim Vrabel
Author
Jim Vrabel is a former newspaper reporter, longtime community activist, local historian, and city official. He is also author of the recently released A People’s History of the New Boston, When in Boston: A Timeline & Almanac, and Homage to Henry: A Dramatization of John Berryman’s “The Dream Songs.”
Ned Hinkle
Creative Director @Brattle Theater
Ned Hinkle brings to The Brattle 10 years of programming and event logistics experience from both the film and music industries. After three years in the music business, Ned’s first love, film, called him back and he began working for Beacon Cinema Group, then the company that operated and programmed The Brattle Theatre. In 2001, after five years with Beacon Cinema Group, Ned founded the Brattle Film Foundation with Ivy Moylan and took over the lease of The Brattle Theatre. Ned has taken all of his experience and brought it to the foundation as our Creative Director where he works on all programming, marketing and special events.