Monday, March 28, 2011

MON 3/28: Film, Talk, Rock

For some reason, Mondays are good for lectures and films.


MON 3/28 (thru THUR 3/31)

Various Times
13th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival
at Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge
$10 / $8 w/ student ID

Boston hosts a handful of independent/underground film festivals. BUFF offers some movies that are on the cusp of art-house cinema distribution and some that are just too far out. I've seen some shorts and trailers in the past, and there's a lot of good filmmaking even if the production values aren't as slick as you're accustomed to.

Today's Schedule:

3:30pm -- "Future Imperfect"
5:30pm -- "BUFF Family Values"
5:45pm -- "OMFG LMFAO!"
7:30pm -- "Luster"
7:45pm -- "Machete Maidens Unleashed!"
9:30pm -- "Twilight People"
9:45pm -- "A Horrible Way to Die"
Programs are going to repeat for the next 4 days. If you're interested in catching a bunch of film, there's a $35 pass available for the remaining schedule from TUES 3/29 to THUR 3/31.

MON 3/28

Steven C. Schlozman MD, "The Zombie Autopsies": Discussion
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

As a doctor, Steven C. Schlozman was able to write a novel that makes a realistic case for zombies -- and that sounds scary.

People (and zombies) can call or go to Brookline Booksmith to get/reserve tickets for tonight: 617-566-6660.

MON 3/28

"The Last King of Scotland"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

A young doctor gets entangled with Ugandan leader Idi Amin and wacky hi-jinks ensue. (Based on a true story, I think.)

Screened as part of "Black Gold: African American Academy Award Winners, Part 2".

MON 3/28

"Super": Preview
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Yeah, effects-laden superhero movies are released all the time. This is not that kind of film. I get the feeling that it's a more laid-back cousin to "Kick Ass" with Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page as a crimefighting team. Hey, it's free tonight.

It's a 'first come, first seated', and I think it might be crowded.

Director James Gunn in attendance.

MON 3/28

Nerdnite: "Nerds at Play"
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

Talk 1:
"The Sexy Social Science of NBA Basketball: Insights into Economics, Sociology, and Psychology from Professional Hoops"
By Adam Waytz

Talk 2:
"Break it Down: Prototyping Dance Central"
By Matt Boch

Get some nerdy 411 about basketball and video game design.

MON 3/28

Coyote Kolb, The IOA, Welcome Home, Sunshine & Cast of Family Matters
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

The sounds are mainly on the weird and wooly end of the spectrum, and then there's to deep alt-country rock of Coyote Kolb.


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