Author: Lauren Backus

August 4, 2016 /

There’s no better way to beat the late summer heat than here at the Brattle. And beginning August 12th, we’ll be screening our brand new restoration of Ousmane Sembene’s BLACK GIRL, the 1966 African classic, in honor of its 50th anniversary. Often said to be the first real African film by an African director, BLACK GIRL is rich in its characters and imagery, and we’ve compiled a list of supplemental readings to get you ready for the film—whether it be a rewatch or if you’re seeing the radical film for the very first time. 

June 30, 2016 /

On September 19th, 1986, David Lynch’s now-cult classic BLUE VELVET was released. 2016 marks the film’s 30th anniversary, and here at the Brattle, we’re providing the best way to celebrate- a full of week of showings, (July 1st-7th) featuring a brand new restoration of the film. To prepare you for your visit back to Lumberton, and the world of Dorothy Vallens, Frank Booth, and others, we’ve compiled a list of supplemental readings about the film and its legacy. 

June 7, 2016 /


In preparation for Part 5 of our “75 Years of Film Noir”, here at the Brattle we’ve gathered a small collection of articles discussing the key elements of film noir as a genre and movement. Also included are discussions of the legacy of not only film noir itself, but the classic noir character of the femme fatale.