Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 02/06/12 – 02/12/12

Film, Theatre, Music and more…

Nélida Nassar  02.06.2012

Monday, February 6, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Une femme douce (A Gentle Woman)

Directed by Robert Bresson. With Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin,
Jeanne Lobre
France 1969, 35mm, color, 88 min. French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012janmar/bresson.html#femme

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7.00 P.M. 
Thursday, February 9, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.
Friday, February 10, 2012 8.10 P.M. – 9.40 P.M.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 12.45 P.M. – 1.45 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: The Swell Season
by Nick August-Perna, Chris Dapkins, and Carlo Mirabella-Davis (2011, 91 min.).
Remis Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/swell-season  

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8.00 P.M. 
Thursday, February 9, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Friday, February 10, 2012 1.30 P.M.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 12.45 P.M. 

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Rachmaninoff

Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden, music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, makes his BSO debut with the beloved American pianist Emanuel Ax.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/22983/

Thursday, February 9, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Friday, February 10, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 1.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 1.00 P.M.
Boston Ballet Company: Les Sylphides
The Boston Ballet Company presents in one program three perfect ballets by three master choreographers including Fokine’s Les Sylphides, which first premiered at the Maryinsky Theatre in 1908, under the title Rêverie Romantique: Ballet sur la musique de Chopin. It is staged by Florence Clerc that is a notable French choreographer and a former Etoile with Paris Opera Ballet.
http://boxoffice.bostonballet.org/storefront/2012_Single_Ticketss/csimplysublime-p1.html

Friday, February 10, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Secret History of the Dividing Line, 
A True Account in Nine Parts (Parts I – IV)
Directed by David Gatten, Appearing in Person. TRT: 101 min
Secret History of the Dividing Line
US 2002, 16mm, b/w, silent, 20 min
The Great Art of Knowing 
US 2004, 16mm, b/w, silent, 37 min
Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises, or, The Doctrine of Handy-Works
Applied to the Art of Printing
US 1999, 16mm, b/w, silent, 26 min
The Enjoyment of Reading (Lost and Found)
2001, 16mm, color, silent, 18 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012janmar/gatten.html#secret

Friday, February 10, 2012 8.00 P.M. 
Boston Celebrity Series: Sérgio and Odair Assad, duo guitarists
Sérgio and Odair Assad, the distinguished Brazilian duo-guitarist siblings, have a rhythmic surety and flawless command have that placed them at the pinnacle of their craft. NEC Jordan Hall
http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=109

Friday, February 10, 2012 3.00 P.M.  – 5.20 P.M.
Saturday, February 11, 2012 12.15 P.M. – 2.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Objective, Burma!
Remis Auditorium, 161by Raoul Walsh (1945, 142 min.).
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/objective-burma

Friday, February 10, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Saturday, February 11, 8. 00 P.M.
Sunday, February 12, 3.00 P.M.

Institute of Contemporary Art & World Music/Crash Arts
Stephen Petronio Company: Underland

A sexy, enigmatic fusion of dance, music, and visual imagery inspired by the tender,
bittersweet songs of pop balladeer Nick Cave.
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/crasharts/Stephen_Petronio_Company/

Saturday, February 11, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Four Films Toward Part V of Secret History 
of the Dividing Line, A True Account in Nine Parts
Directed by David Gatten, Appearing in Person. TRT: 50 min
The Matter Propounded, Of Its Possibility or Impossibility, Treated in Four Parts
US 2011, 16mm, b/w, silent, 13 min
How to Conduct a Love Affair
US 2007, 16mm, color, silent, 8 min
So Sure of Nowhere Buying Times to Come
US 2010, 16mm, color, silent, 9 min
Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 323: Once Upon a Time in the West
US 2010, 16mm, b/w, 20 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012janmar/gatten.html#secret2

Sunday, February 12, 2012 4.30 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Silent Mountains, Singing Oceans, and Slivers of Time
Directed by David Gatten, Appearing in Person. TRT: 67 min
Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 71: Base-Plus-Fog
US 2006, 16mm, b/w, 10 min
What the Water Said, Nos. 1-3
US 1998, 16mm, color, 16 min
Journal and Remarks
US 2009, 16mm, color, silent, 15 min
Shrimp Boat Log
US 2006/2010, 16mm, color, silent, 6 min
What the Water Said, Nos. 4-6
US 2007, 16mm, color, 17 min
Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 142: Abbreviation for Dead 
Winter [Diminished by 1,794]
US 2008, 16mm, b/w, 13 min

Sunday 12, 2012 3.00 P.M. – 4.40 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: BC, I Love You

BC, I Love You by various directors (2011, 90 min.).
Remis Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/bc-i-love-you-0

Sunday, February 12, 2012 3.00 P.M. 
Boston Celebrity Series: Soweto Gospel Choir
Africa is a veritable river of great singers and vocal traditions, and South Africa is at the headwaters of that great harmonious river. Symphony Hall
http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=113

Sunday, February 12, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé,
ou Le vent souffle où il veut)
Directed by Robert Bresson. With François Leterrier,
Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock
France 1956, 35mm, b/w, 99 min. French with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012janmar/bresson.html#man

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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