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The Brattle Film Podcast

Nov 16, 2021

On the occasion of the Brattle's 2021 Thanksgiving program of Film Noir and Noir-adjacent movies celebrating their 75th anniversary, we dive deep into the genre most closely associated with The Brattle. We explore the history of Film Noir, what we each think constitutes a true Noir picture, and why there is so...


Oct 18, 2021

We're joined by film writer, programmer, producer, founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and now documentarian Kier-La Janisse to talk about her new film Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, as well as the Oct/Nov Brattle series inspired by it - Folk Horror Beyond the Wicker...


Sep 14, 2021

Are silent movies homework? That's the question we wrestle with as we look forward to the first annual National Silent Movie Day on Sept. 29th. We explore our preconceptions about silent films, the barriers that prevent many audiences from embracing silent films, and some of our favorite silent films (as well as a few...


Aug 16, 2021

We spend the first 20 min of this month's show discussing the Scarlett Johansson vs. Disney lawsuit and its potential ramifications on film exhibition, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the future of movie stars playing fictional characters with pre-existing fanbases. Then we dive deep into a topic Ian, Ivy, Ned and...


Jul 14, 2021

We kick off Season Three by revisiting the years 1946, 1971, and 1996 on the occasion of their 75th, 50th, and 25th anniversaries. Ian, Ivy, Ned, and Alissa choose one film from each year to discuss along with the three official "Reunion Week" films that were screened as part of the Brattle's first week back open to...