Boston Calendar of Cultural Events 05/09/12 – 05/13/12

Art, Film, Music, Theatre and more ….

 Nélida Nassar  05.07.2012

CINEMA – FILMS
Monday, May 7, 2012 7.00 P.M.

Harvard Film Archives: The Third Bank of the River (A Terceira Margem do Rio)

Directed by Nelson Pereira dos Santos.
With Ilya São Paulo, Sonia Saurin, Maria Ribeiro
Brazil/France 1993, 35mm, color, 98 min.
Portuguese with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/santos.html#third

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7.45 P.M. – 9.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Shorts Program
The Gift of Family dirs. 
QWOCMAP Production (US, 2011, 18 min.).
Legally Challenged 
by Priti Narayanan (US, 2011, 15 min.).
Undeliverables
by Yvonne Tran (US, 2010, 15 min.).
Help Wanted 
by Truc Thanh Nguyen (US, 2011, 10 min.).
In the Key of D
by Meja Tyehimba (US, 2011, 18 min.).
With Conviction
by Dulce Garcia (US, 2011, 14 min.).
Total Running Time: 92 minutes
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/queer-women-color-media-arts-project-shorts-program

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8.45 P.M. – 10.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Keep the Lights On
by Ira Sachs (US, 2012, 101 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/keep-lights

Thursday, May 10, 2012 8.30 P.M.
Brattle Theatre: Men to Kiss
Directed by Robert Hasfogel
Germany 2012, 83 min
New England Premiere
Colourful balloon dresses, long party nights in Berlin’s trendy clubs and erotic evenings on the dining table – this is the chaotic relationship of the unequal couple of Ernst and Tobias. German with English subtitles
http://www.goethe.de/ins/us:bos/ver/en9150686v.htm?code=bos1205

Thursday, May 10, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 9.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Kiss Me
by Alexandra-Therese Keining (Sweden, 2011, 105 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/kiss-me

Thursday, May 10, 2012 8.30 P.M. – 10.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Selections from MIX NYC: The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival 
Alfond Auditorium, G36
Common Strands by Fred Ata (US, 2011, 12 min.).
Forbidden Cigarette 
by Christopher Westfall (US, 2011, 6 min.).
Have You Ever Seen a Transsexual Before? 
by Chris E. Vargas (US, 2011, 4 min.).
It’s Nothing Personal 
by Melissa Boyajian and Kellie Kildahl (US, 2012, 20 min.).
Les Maladventures de Zut-Alors 
by Jeanne Stern (US, 2006, 10 min.).
Looking for Jiro 
by Tina Takemoto (US, 2011, 6 min.).
September Song 
by Luther Price (US, 2011, 5 min.).
The Pink Ribbon 
by Francis Symonds (US, 2011, 4 min.).
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/selections-mix-nyc-new-york-queer-experimental-film-festival

Friday, May 11, 2012 6.15 P.M. – 7.50 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Zenne Dancer 
by Mehmet Binay and Caner Alper (Turkey, 2011, 96 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/zenne-dancer

Friday, May 11, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Strike (Stachka)
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
With Maksim Shtraukh, Ivan Klyukvin, Grigori Alexandrov
USSR 1925, 35mm, b/w, silent, 82 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/eisenstein.html#strike

Friday, May 11, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Old and New (Staroye i Novoye)

Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
With Marfa Lapkina, M. Ivanin, Konstantin Vasilyev
USSR 1929, 35mm, b/w, silent, 120 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/eisenstein.html#old

Friday, May 11, 2012 8.30 P.M. – 10.10 P.M.

Museum of Fine Arts: Facing Mirrors 

by Negar Azarbaijani (Iran, 2011, 101 min.).
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/facing-mirrors

Saturday, May 12, 2012 7.00 P.M. – 8.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts:  A Perfect Ending
by Nicole Conn (US, 2012, 90 min.).
Remis Auditorium, G161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/perfect-ending

Saturday, May 12, 2012 2.00 P.M. – 3.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts:  Invisible Men 
by Yariv Mozer (Israel, 2011, 92 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/invisible-men

Saturday, May 12, 2012 4.30 P.M. – 6.10 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Women’s Short
2nd Best
by Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (US, 2012, 8 min.).
Answers and Questions
by Choongmin (Rudy) Lee (South Korea, 2011, 8 min.).
In Korean with English subtitles.
Chick Flick
by Heather Bennett (US, 2011, 6 min.).
Coffee and Pie
by Douglas Horn (US, 2011, 15 min.)
Flyers
by Laura Terruso (US, 2011, 4 min.).
Half
by Alex Bohs (US, 2011, 6 min.)
Salas S.A.L.
by Palacio Rojo (Spain, 2011, 8 min.).
Spanish with English subtitles.
Sometimes People
by Bob Gallagher (Ireland, 2011, 13 min.)
Strangers
by Jingliang Tan (Singapore, 2011, 11 min.).
Mandarin with English subtitles.
What It Could Be
by Pedro Paulo de Andrade (Brazil, 2011, 17 min.).
Portugese with English subtitles.
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/womens-shorts

Saturday, May 12, 2012 6.30 P.M.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 8.30 P.M.
ArtsEmerson: Policemen (Hashoter)
Directed by Nadav Lapid with Yiftach Klein, Yaara Pelzig, Michael Mushonov
The film’s shows the ultra macho-Yaron (Klein), a member of an elite and virile anti-terrorist squad who is expecting a baby at home and at work dealing with a botched raid by persuading a terminally ill colleague to take the blame.
https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp

Sunday, May 13, 2012 1.30 P.M. – 2.40 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: LGBT parenting issues
And I Am Me
by Alison Segar (US, 2010, 15 min.).
Family Portrait 
by Demetra Giannakopoulos (Australia, 2011, 9 min.).
Same Difference
by Lisa Vdelson and Catherine Opie (US, 2011, 29 min.).
Something Blue 

by Rebekah Fortune (UK, 2011, 18 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/lgbt-parent

Sunday, May 13, 2012 3.45 P.M. – 5.15 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Vito
by Jeffrey Schwarz (US, 2011, 93 min.).
Alfond Auditorium, G36
http://www.mfa.org/programs/film/vito

Saturday, May 12, 2012 5.00 P.M.
Sunday, May 13, 2012 5.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: Battleship Potemkin (Bronenosets Potyomkin)
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
With Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Ivan Brobrov
USSR 1925, 35mm, b/w, silent, 75 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/eisenstein.html#battleship

Saturday, May 12, 2012 9.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: October (Oktyabr)
Directed by Sergei Eisenstein
With Vasili Nikandrov, Vladimir Popov, Boris Livanov
USSR 1928, 35mm, b/w, silent, 103 min
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/eisenstein.html#october

Sunday, May 13, 2012 7.00 P.M.
Harvard Film Archives: The Stolen Man (El hombre robado)
Directed by Matías Piñeiro. With Ana Cambre, Francisco García Faure,
Daniel Gilman Calderón
Argentina 2007, 35mm, b/w, 90 min.
Spanish with English subtitles
http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2012aprjun/piñeiro.html#stolen

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MUSIC – CONCERTS
Monday, May 9, 2012 to Sunday May 13, 2012
New England Conservatory: Numerous Daily Free Concerts
Check the web site
http://necmusic.edu/calendar_event/2012-4-20

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night at Boston Pops
Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops to open the 2012 season. Throughout her illustrious career, Peters has dazzled audiences with her performances on stage and screen, and returns to Symphony Hall with her signature style singing selections such as Let Me Entertain You, Fever, and Some Enchanted Evening.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/36967/

Thursday, May 10, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Boston Pops in Gershwin Spectacular
Gershwin Spectacular program will include a performance of Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Michael Chertock and Promenade: Walking the Dog featuring Pops principal clarinetist Thomas Martin. The second installment of the three-part Pops program will feature music from the classic Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron film An American in Paris. This “Symphonic Night at the Movies” will feature footage from the film alongside George Gershwin’s unforgettable orchestral score. After a short intermission, the third set will feature members of the Boston Conservatory Theater Division in such Gershwin classics as I Got Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me, and Embraceable You.
http://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/36970/

Thursday, May 10, 2012 6.00 P.M. – 8.00 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Longy School of Music Young Performers Program
Gallery 168
The program will feature the Longy Camerata performing works of Elgar, Bach, Janecek and Mozart.
Honor’s A Cappella performing a selection of madrigals, folk songs and popular songs, 
Shuberts’s B-flat major trio (first movement), and performances by select soloists.
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/longy-school-music-young-performers-program

Friday, May 11, 2012 8.00 P.M. 
Boston Celebrity Series: Emanuel Ax, piano
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Emanuel Ax is one of the great pianistic communicators of our age. He exudes a warm, uplifting optimism, even glee, in performing, and his unmistakable authority and clear sense of purpose breathe life into music making. The liquid purity of his phrases is not only a wondrous hallmark of his playing, it is a window into the soul of the music.
Aaron Copland: Piano Variations
Franz Joseph Haydn: Andante with Variations in F minor, Hob. XVII/6
Ludwig Beethoven: 15 Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major, Opus 35, “Eroica”
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Opus 13
http://tickets.celebrityseries.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=189

Saturday, May 12, 2012 3.00 P.M.
First Church: Chameleon Arts Ensemble
Sunday, May 13, 2012 3.00 P.M.

Goethe Institute: Chameleon Arts Ensemble

Concert 5: And Told in Song
Old and new music is integrated into unexpected programs that are themselves works of art, transporting audiences and transforming the chamber music experience.
http://www.chameleonarts.org/concerts/index.html

Saturday, May 12, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Harvard University Paine Hall: German ensemble musikFabrik 
Six world premieres by members of the Harvard Group for New Music. The “HGNM” invites guest ensembles for four different concerts each year.
http://www.artsboston.org/event/detail/441589393

Sunday, May 13, 2012 3.00 P.M. – 4.30 P.M.
Museum of Fine Arts: Boston Museum Trio
Mother’s Day Concert: Baroque Sonatas and Fantasias
Aldo Abreu, recorders; John Gibbons, harpsichord; Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba; 
Daniel Stepner, baroque violin
Remis Auditorium, 161
http://www.mfa.org/programs/music/mothers-day-concert-baroque-sonatas-and-fantasias
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THEATRE – PLAYS
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7.00 P.M. 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.
Saturday, May 13, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 7.30 P.M.
American Repertory Theatre: Woody Sez
Woody Guthrie is a musical hero of legendary proportion who transformed folk music into a vehicle for social protest and evoked the restless spirit of the Dust Bowl generation.
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/woody-sez

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 7.30 P.M. 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Friday, May 11, 2012 8.00 P.M.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 2.00 P.M. & 8.00 P.M.
Saturday, May 13, 2012 1.00 P.M. & 5.00 P.M.
ArtsEmerson: Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein
Award-winning actor, playwright and concert pianist Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone) returns to Boston with his latest composer creation, Maestro: Leonard Bernstein. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star… for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist.
https://artsemerson.org/Online/

Friday, May 11, 2012 7.30 P.M.
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7.30 P.M. 
Institute of Contemporary Art: red, black & Green and blues (rbGb)
by Marc Bamuthi Joseph
set design by Theaster Gates
http://www.icaboston.org/programs/performance/rbGb_ablues

Saturday, May 12, 2012 7.30 P.M. & 10.30 P.M.
American Repertory Theatre: Donkey Show
Directed by Diane Paulus, this disco sensation lets audience members party on the dance floor as the show unfolds around them.
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/donkey-show

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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