Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TUES 11/22: Latino, French, Roots, Rock

Did you remember today is the anniversary of JFK's assassination?

If you're in Brookline today, his birthplace will be open (for free) until 4:30pm with a brief memorial at 1pm.


TUES 11/22

Boston Latino International Film Festival: Closing Night
at Weiner Auditorium, Taubman Bldg, 79 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Kennedy School)

5:30pm -- South American Program 2: "La Vigilia" w/ "A Wild Idea"
7:30pm -- Cuban Program: "Portraits and the Malecon"
8:30pm -- Closing Ceremony
8:50pm -- Closing Program: "TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives", "The Big Deal", "Tita"
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I don't know why I didn't list BLIFF earlier. Not all screenings were free, by the way.

The South American Program includes Peruvian thriller "La Vigilia" and a documentary short about "A Wild Idea" suggested by the Ecuadorean government.

The Cuban Program is a 50-minute 'portrait' of Havana's long seawall/walkway.

The Closing Program includes US Latino narrative shorts and a documentary about Chicago teens finding help through a theater program.

TUES 11/22

7pm to 8:30pm
"Yves Saint Laurent, le temps retrouvé": Screening
at French Cultural Center, 53 Marlborough St, Boston (Back Bay)

Over the last 50 years, this man's name is more attached to an image than a real person.

The '02 documentary interviews Yves and some of his friends (including his lover/business partner) to profile the fashion genius behind the brand.

The screening will start at 7pm, so they recommend arriving early. And they also recommend to RSVP: 617-912-0400.

"French, with English subtitles"

TUES 11/22

Jimmy Ryan & Hayride, Dietrich Strause
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$5 advance / $7 door

There may not be another mandolinist that plays with more rock 'n roll sensibility than Jimmy Ryan. If they do, Jimmy is still way better. He'll be joined by an all-star rootsy band. Singer-songwriter Dietrich Strause will have a backing band as well tonight.

TUES 11/22

The Wandas, Slowdim, Slothrust, I Have Ears
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

You can't say that The Wandas aren't putting in the effort to be all that they can be. They'be been on the road for more than 10 weeks! Not only do these guys hustle, they know how to write uber-hooky indie-rock.

Add some dreamy fuzz from Slowdim and fresh powerpop by I Have Ears, and you should have a good time.

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