November is here, and it’s already getting pretty chilly outside. What better to do than watch some movies in the comfort of one of Boston’s several lovely independent theaters? While November doesn’t offer as many cinematic riches as the past few months, there are more than a few gems and classics to get you through the month. Here are the best film screenings to check out in Boston this month.
The Brattle Theatre:
“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (directed by Andrew Dominik, 2007): Sun., 11/9 at 7:00 p.m.
A poetic and stylish Western that has already been deemed a modern masterpiece. *Casey Affleck IN-PERSON!*
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (directed by Ang Lee, 2000): Wed., 11/12 at 8:00 p.m.
Get to know this already-classic martial arts film for more than just its fight sequences. Grand, melodramatic, and influential in a number of ways.
“Raiders of the Lost Ark” (directed by Steven Spielberg, 1981): Thu., 11/20 at 8:00 p.m.
One of the greatest action-adventures of all time demands to be seen on the big screen! And who can resist a young Harrison Ford?
“The Wizard of Oz” (directed by Victor Fleming, 1939): Thu., 11/27 at 4:45, 7:00, and 9:15 p.m.
A classic that can inspire and entertain the inner child in all of us. Especially after a large turkey feast.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre:
“Hannah and Her Sisters” (directed by Woody Allen, 1986): Mon., 11/10 at 7:00 p.m.
This classic family dramedy is also a sharp dissection of romantic relationships. One of Woody Allen’s best.
“The Room” (directed by Tommy Wiseau, 2003): Fri., 11/21 & Sat., 11/22 at 11:59 p.m.
Oh hai! If you don’t know this so-bad-it’s-good classic by now, you should. *Tommy Wiseau IN-PERSON!*
The Harvard Film Archive:
“Hiroshima mon amour” (directed by Alain Resnais, 1959): Fri., 11/28 & Sat., 11/29 at 7:00 & 9:00 p.m.; Sun., 11/30 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Highly influential on the French New Wave, “Hiroshima mon amour” is a beautiful, insightful look at memory and innovative cinema at its finest.