THE REAGAN SHORTS

The DocYard will present selections from the The Reagan Shorts prior to three feature screenings this fall. The Reagan Shorts is an ever-growing collection of short films about small but revealingly awkward moments from President Reagan’s years in office (ceremonies, presentations, and...

FRONTLINE SHORTS

The DocYard will present short documentaries from the award-winning PBS series, FRONTLINE, prior to three feature screenings this fall. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series since 1983. Described by The Atlantic as “the best news program on...

HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, USA, 94 min Directors: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie Film Website | Tickets Directors Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie in person for Q&A with Ty Burr of the Boston Globe. Winner of the Grand...

BEST OF ENEMIES

Date: Monday, October 5, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, USA, 88 min Directors: Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville Film Website | Tickets | Facebook Event Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in US Documentary at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Director...

THE ARMOR OF LIGHT

Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 Time: 8PM Location: Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, Emerson College Details: 2015, USA, 87 min Director: Abigail Disney Special co-presentation with the GlobeDocs Film Festival Film Website | Tickets  Season passes do not apply to this...

DREAMCATCHER

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, UK, 98 min Director: Kim Longinotto Film Website | Tickets Post-Film Q&A with Lisa Stevens (Producer), Brenda Myers-Powell (Film Subject), and Audrey Morrissey (Associate Director of My Life...

ROMEO IS BLEEDING

Date: Monday, November 2, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, USA, 93 min Director:  Jason Zeldes Producer: Michael Klein Film Website | Tickets Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival...

TOTO AND HIS SISTERS

Date: Monday, November 16, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2014, Romania, 93 min Director: Alexander Nanau Film Website | Facebook Event | Tickets Best Documentary at the 2015 Gopos Awards (Romanian Academy Awards), Best International Documentary at the 2014...

FRAME BY FRAME

Date: Monday, November 30, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, USA, 84 min Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli Special Co-presentation with the UMass Boston Film Series DocYard Season Passes Accepted! Film Website | Tickets | Facebook Event Best...

CROCODILE GENNADIY

Date: Monday, December 14, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2015, USA, 97 min Filmmakers: Steve Hoover (Director), Danny Yourd (Producer) Film Website | Tickets | Facebook Event Golden Rock Award Best Documentary Feature at the 2015 Little Rock Film Festival,...

The DocYard at Indep...

The DocYard is proud to co-present these documentary films at the 2015 IFFBoston! BEST OF ENEMIES – Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville – Tickets Saturday, April 25 at 4:30pm at the Brattle Theatre Description: Chronicles the 1968 televised debates between liberal Gore Vidal and...

HAPPY VALLEY

Date: Monday, March 30, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2014, USA, 98 min Director: Amir Bar-Lev Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event *This event is a rescheduled screening of the snowed out January 26 screening date. All passholders are...

ACTRESS

Date: Monday, February 9, 2015   TUESDAY, February 10, 2015 (delayed by one day due to weather) Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2014, USA, 88 min Director: Robert Greene Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Winner of Best Storytelling in a...

NE ME QUITTE PAS

Date: Monday, February 23, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2013, Netherlands/Belgium, 107 min Directors: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels Van Koevorden Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Winner of Best Documentary Editing at the 2014 Tribeca...

UNDERGROUND

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 1976, USA, 87 min Directors: Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson, and Haskell Wexler Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Co-director Mary Lampson will appear in person for Q&A Synopsis: In 1975, Emile de...

UKRAINE IS NOT A BRO...

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2013, Australia/Ukraine, 80 min Director: Kitty Green Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Official Selection of the 2013 Venice Film Festival – Special Mention Director Kitty...

FOREST OF THE DANCIN...

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2013, Sweden/Canada, 104 min Director: Linda Västrik Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Sponsorship for this event is provided by the Quebec Government Office in...

DIVIDE IN CONCORD

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 2014, USA, 82 min Director: Kris Kaczor Website | Facebook | Tickets | Join the Facebook Event Official Selection of the 2014 HotDocs Film Festival and 2014 DOCNYC Winner of Best New England Film at the...

E-TEAM

Date: Monday, October 6, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 88 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Ross Kauffman & Katy Chevigny Website | Facebook | Tickets | Invite Friends! Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award in U.S....

RETURN TO HOMS

Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 90 min, Syria/Germany, 2013, Arabic with English subtitles Filmmaker(s): Talal Derki Website | Facebook | Tickets | Invite Friends! Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize...

HOAX_CANULAR

US Premiere! Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 90 min, Canada, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Dominic Gagnon Tickets | Invite Friends! Grand Prix for Best Canadian Feature at the 2013 Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM),...

WATCHERS OF THE SKY

Boston Premiere! Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film Festival Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 Time: 6:30PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 114 min, Netherlands/Rwanda/USA, 2014 Filmmaker(s): Edet Belzberg Website | Facebook | Tickets (rush line only) | Invite...

NATIONAL GALLERY

Co-presented with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014 Time: 12:30PM Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA Details: 181 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Frederick Wiseman Website | Facebook | Tickets | Invite Friends! DocYard Passholders: We have sent you an e-mail...

THE NOTORIOUS MR. BO...

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 94 min, USA/Russia, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Maxim Pozdorovkin & Tony Gerber Website | Facebook | Tickets | Invite Friends! Filmmakers Maxim Pozdorovkin and Tony Gerber will attend in person for Q&A...

WE ALWAYS LIE TO STR...

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 108 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): AJ Schnack, David Wilson Winner of the 2013 SXSW Jury Prize for Direction Co-director David Wilson will attend in person for Q&A moderated by Jane Gillooly,...

APPROACHING THE ELEP...

Date: Monday, December 15, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 89 min, USA, 2014 Filmmaker(s): Amanda Rose Wilder Website | Facebook | Tickets | Invite Friends! Winner of the jury award for Emerging Cinematic Vision at the 2014 Camden International Film...

BENDING STEEL

Date: Monday, January 13, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 93 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Dave Carroll, Ryan Scafuro Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends! Synopsis: Bending Steel, a deeply moving and inspiring documentary from...

THE SQUARE

Date: Monday, January 20, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 95 min, Egypt/USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Jehane Noujaim Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and invite friends! Synopsis: The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past...

AATSINKI

Date: Monday, January 27, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 85 min, USA/Finland, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Jessica Oreck Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and invite friends! Synopsis:  Brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki are cowboys of the Arctic. Quiet...

CAUCUS

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 109 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): AJ Schnack Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends! Synopsis:  For the past 40 years, the race for the American Presidency has begun in the...

THE FLAHERTY AT THE ...

    Date: Monday, February 24, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Website | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends! | DocYard Season Passes Accepted! The Flaherty is kicking off their 60th Anniversary by visiting The DocYard - come join the...

COUSIN JULES

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Time: 7:30PM Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston Details: 91 min, France, 1973 Filmmaker(s): Dominique Benicheti Special co-presentation with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston! Website | Tickets | RSVP and invite friends! Season Passes not...

FIRST COUSIN ONCE RE...

Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 78 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Alan Berliner Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends Synopsis:  A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of...

A SPELL TO WARD OFF ...

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Harvard Film Archive, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge Details: 98 min, France/Germany/Estonia, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Ben Russell, Ben Rivers Special co-presentation with the Harvard Film Archive and Balagan...

SHORT FILMS BY BEN R...

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 86 min total Filmmaker(s): Ben Russell, Ben Rivers Special co-presentation with the Harvard Film Archive and Balagan Films!  Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends | Season Passes Accepted! On the...

Robert A.A. Lowe (Li...

Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Time: Doors open at 9PM Location: Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA – (617) 868-MSEX Details: spontaneous music + 16mm projections Artist(s): Ben Russell, Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens) Special co-presentation with Non-event and...

HEARTS AND MINDS

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 112 min, USA, 1974 Filmmaker(s): Peter Davis Website | Tickets | RSVP and invite friends! Synopsis:  A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis’s landmark documentary Hearts and Minds...

TOWN HALL

Date: Monday, April 14, 2014 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 74 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Sierra Pettengill, Jamila Wignot Website | Facebook | Tickets | RSVP and invite friends! Synopsis: TOWN HALL casts an unflinching eye at Katy and John, two Tea...

A WORLD NOT OURS

  Date: October 27, 2013 Time: 3:30PM Location: Museum of Fine Arts Boston Details: 93 min, UK/Lebanon/Denmark, 2012 Filmmaker(s): Mahdi Fleifel Special Co-Presentation with the Boston Palestine Film Festival! Closing Film! Website | Facebook | Trailer | Tickets Synopsis:  A WORLD...

UNORTHODOX

Special Co-presentation with the Boston Jewish Film Festival World Premiere! Filmmakers will attend in person. Tweet Date: November 10, 2013 Time: 2:30PM Location: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston Details: 89 min, USA / Israel, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Anna Wexler and Nadja...

HOLLOW

Special Co-Presentation with MIT Open Documentary Lab! Tweet Date: November 13, 2013 Time: 7-8:30PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: Interactive, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Elaine McMillion and other artists Website | Facebook | Trailer | Tickets | RSVP and Invite...

MEDORA

Tweet Date: November 14, 2013 Time: 8PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 82 min, USA, 2013 Filmmaker(s): Andrew Cohn, Davy Rothbart Website | Facebook | Trailer | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends! Synopsis: In Indiana, where life revolves around high school basketball,...

THE PUNK SYNDROME

Tweet Special Co-presentation with the Balagan Film Series Time: 7:30PM Location: The Brattle Theatre Details: Skype Q&A Filmmaker(s): Jukka Kärkkäinen and J-P Passi Website | Facebook | Trailer | Tickets | RSVP and Invite Friends Synopsis: The Punk Syndrome is a film about...

WILLIAM AND THE WIND...

Date: June 3 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 90 min, USA, 2013. Filmmaker(s): Ben Nabors Website | Facebook | Tickets Synopsis:  Despite unbelievable circumstances, young Malawian William Kamkwamba builds a power-generating windmill from scraps parts,...

HERMAN’S HOUSE

Date: June 17 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 90 min, USA, 2013. Filmmaker(s): Angad Bhalla Website | Facebook | Tickets Synopsis: The injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art are explored in Herman’s House, a feature documentary...

THE MACHINE WHICH MA...

Date: July 1, 2013 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 101 min, Georgia / Germany, 2013. Filmmaker(s): Tinatin Gurchiani Website | Facebook | Tickets Synopsis:  A film director casting a 15-23-year-old ideal protagonist visits villages and cities to meet people...

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

Date: July 15 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 64 min, USA, 2013. Filmmaker(s): Lynne Sachs Website | Facebook Synopsis:  Since the early days of New York’s Lower East Side tenement houses, working class people have shared beds, making such spaces a...

IF IT FITS

Special Co-Presentation with Documentary Educational Resources! Date: July 29 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 58 min, USA, 1978. Filmmaker(s): John Marshall and Mark Erder Website | Facebook Synopsis: The once thriving industrial town of Haverhill,...

EXPEDITION TO THE EN...

Date: August 7 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 90 min, Denmark, 2012. Filmmaker(s): Daniel Dencik Website | Facebook | Synopsis:  Mozart meets Metallica at the end of the world. First came Noah, then came Columbus, now a film crew set sail for the last...

FUCK FOR FOREST

Date: August 12 Time: 7PM Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA Details: 85 min, Poland, 2013. Filmmaker(s): Michal Marczak Website | Facebook Synopsis:  Have Sex. Save the World. Berlin’s Fuck For Forest is one of the world’s most bizarre charities. Based on the idea that...