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...

AN EVENING WITH LOCA...

DOCYARD 2013 Winter Season Closer! Join us! Date: April 22, 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 90min, USA, 2012 Website | Facebook Synopsis: Localore, a new initiative produced by AIR (Association of Independents in Radio), is transforming public media. Our 10 Lead Producers,...

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN

Special Co-Presentation with IFFBoston! Date: Saturday, April 27 @ 2:45PM Location: Somerville Theatre, Screen 3 Details: 90 min, USA, 2013. Filmmakers: Banker White and Anna Fitch Website | Facebook Synopsis: The Genius of Marian follows Pam White in the early stages of...

FUTURE MY LOVE

Special Co-Presentation with IFFBoston! Date: Sunday, April 28 @ 3:00PM Location: Somerville Theatre, Screen 2 Details: 93 min, USA, 2013. Filmmakers: Maja Borg Website | Facebook Synopsis: An experimental documentary that explores our dual fascination with destruction and relentless...

THE ACT OF KILLING

Special Co-Presentation with IFFBoston! Date: Sunday, April 28 @ 5:45PM Location: Somerville Theatre, Screen 5 Details: 115 min, Denmark, 2012. Filmmakers: Joshua Oppenheimer Website | Facebook Synopsis: In a country where killers are celebrated as heroes, the filmmakers challenge...

OUR NIXON

Special Co-Presentation with IFFBoston! Date: Friday, April 27 @ 7:15PM Location: Somerville Theatre, Screen 2 Details: 85 min, USA, 2013. Filmmakers: Penny Lane Website | Facebook Synopsis: This all-archival documentary presents rare home movies and footage not seen since it was...

ONLY THE YOUNG

Date: January 28th at 7pm, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 73 mins, USA, 2012. Boston Premiere Filmmakers: Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims Website | Facebook Synopsis: ONLY THE YOUNG is the story of the children that inhabit a small desert town in Southern California–a town...

BETTING THE FARM

Date: January 14th at 7pm, Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 84 mins, USA, 2012. Boston Premiere. Filmmakers: Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree Website | Facebook Synopsis: A group of Maine dairy farmers—dropped by their national milk company—launch their own milk company in a bid to...

EL HUASO

Date: February 11th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 80 mins, Canada, 2012. In English and Spanish with English subtitles. New England Premiere. Filmmaker: Carlo Guillermo Proto Website | Facebook Synopsis: Struggling with short-term memory loss, Gustavo has retired...

CALL ME KUCHU

Date: February 25th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 82min, USA, 2012. Filmmakers: Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax-Wright. Website | Facebook Synopsis: In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato –...

PLANET OF SNAIL

Date: March 11th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 89min, South Korea, 2011. In Korean with English subtitles. New England Premiere. Filmmaker: Seung-Jun Yi Website | Facebook Synopsis: Young-Chan comes from the Planet of Snail. Dwellers of this tiny planet are deaf...

INFORMANT

Date: March 25th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 82min, USA, 2012. New England Premiere. Filmmaker: Jamie Melzter Website | Facebook Synopsis: Vilified by some and venerated by others as the FBI informant largely responsible for the imprisonment of two youths following...

RICKY ON LEACOCK

Date: April 8th at 7PM at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Details: 89min, USA/France/Spain/Canada, 2012. New England Premiere. Filmmaker: Jane Weiner Website | Facebook Synopsis: Ricky Leacock was a cinematographer and director known for being one of the pioneers of cinema verite. In...

The Waiting Room

The DocYard presents: Opening night with The Waiting Room at the Kendall     THE WAITING ROOM   Friday, November 30th at 6:45pm   Discussion with director Peter Nicks following the screening   **Tickets are quickly selling out – get yours by clicking on this...

The Films of Tony Bu...

  The Harvard Film Study Center, Emerson College, Hampshire College and The DocYard present: THE FILMS OF TONY BUBA – Lightning Over Braddock: A Rustbowl Fantasty (1988) and shorts Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 7pm, The Brattle Theatre (Cambridge). Discussion with the filmmaker...

The Law in These Par...

  The Boston Jewish Film Festival and The DocYard co-present: THE LAW IN THESE PARTS Director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz Sun, November 11, 6:00 p.m. Coolidge Corner Theatre In person: Director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz Discussion With Robb Moss, filmmaker immediately following...

Mr. Cao Goes to Wash...

  The Boston Asian American Film Festival and The DocYard co-present: MR. CAO GOES TO WASHINGTON Saturday, October 27, 7:00PM Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center 559 Washington Street, Boston (T: Boylston or Downtown Crossing)   2012 | 72 mins | Documentary Directed...

Give Up Tomorrow

August 27th, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Director Michael Collins and producer Marty Syjuco in attendance for Q&A! 95 min, USA / UK, 2011 Website: http://www.pacodocu.com/ Give Up Tomorrow is the winner of many awards around the globe, including: Audience Award, 2011 Tribeca...

Sparrow Songs –...

    This summer, the DocYard is proud to present a selection of seven films from Sparrow Songs, a series of documentary shorts.  One selection from the series will be screened before each feature-length documentary program.   Sparrow Songs is a project in which filmmaker Alex...

Dear Mandela

August 13th, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Filmmakers Dara Kell & Christopher Nizza in attendance for Q&A! 90 min, South Africa, 2011 Website: http://dearmandela.com/ Best Documentary, Durban International Film Festival 2011     When their shantytowns are threatened...

My Reincarnation

July 30, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge POV’s 25th Anniversary Celebration! Filmmaker Jennifer Fox and POV Executive Director Simon Kilmurry in attendance for Q&A! 100 min, USA, GERMANY, FINLAND, NETHERLANDS, 2011 Website: http://myreincarnationfilm.com/ Filmed over twenty...

Tchoupitoulas

July 16th, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge  – New England Premiere! Filmmakers Bill and Turner Ross in attendance for a Q&A ! 80 min, USA, 2012 Website: rossbros.net   Tchoupitoulas is a story of the New Orleans night. It is a visually exhilarating and aurally immersive...

The Extraordinary Or...

July 2nd, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge  — New England Premiere! Filmmakers Mikel Cee Karlsson, Frederik Egerstrand will participate in a Q&A via Skype! 74 min, Sweden, 2011 Website: http://www.josegonzalezthefilm.com     “What does the writing process of...

Low & Clear

June 18th, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Filmmakers Tyler Hughen, Kalil Hudson, Alex Jablonski in attendance for Q&A! Details: 80 min, USA, 2012 Website: http://lowandclear.com/ Emerging Visions Audience Award, 2012 SXSW Film Festival   During a winter flyfishing trip to...

Bay of All Saints

June 4, 8pm at the Brattle Theatre, Cambridge Filmmakers  Annie Eastman / Diane Markrow in attendance for Q&A! 75 min, USA, 2012 Website: http://www.bayofallsaints.com/ Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature, 2012 SXSW Film Festival   In Bahia, Brazil, generations of...

Marathon Boy

MARATHON BOY is the story of a four-year-old boy who is plucked from the slums of India by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner, but what starts in hope turns into the stuff of film noir: a tale of greed, envy and broken dreams.   April 16 – 8pm Brattle...

Scenes of a Crime

SCENES OF A CRIME explores a nearly 10-hour interrogation that culminates in a disputed confession, and an intense, high-profile murder trial in New York state. Police video-recordings allow directors Blue Hadaegh and Grover Babcock to unravel the complicated psychological dynamic between...

Battle for Brooklyn

BATTLE FOR BROOKLYN follows the story of reluctant activist Daniel Goldstein as he struggles to save his home and community from being demolished to make way for a professional basketball arena and the densest real estate development in U.S. history. Along the way, he falls in love, gets...

Bombay Beach

The rusting relic of a failed 1950s development boom, the Salton Sea is a barren Californian landscape often seen as a symbol of the failure of the American Dream. A sea in the middle of the Colorado desert. True to her roots as a photographer, video artist, and music video director, Alma...

Campaign

This is democracy — Japanese style. Campaign provides a startling insider’s view of Japanese electoral politics in this portrait of a man plucked from obscurity by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to run for a critical seat on a suburban city council. Kazuhiko...

Our School

Our School follows three Roma (commonly known as “Gypsy”) children in a rural Transylvanian village who are among the pioneer participants in an initiative to integrate the ethnically segregated Romanian schools. When their school begins to desegregate, Alin, Benjamin, and Dana...

Space Coast

Michel Negroponte and Ross McElwee follow three residents of Cape Canaveral, Florida, several years after the phasing out of Apollo moon missions: a salty newspaper reporter who has witnessed 1,600 consecutive launches; an out-of-work maintenance man who now leads a motorcycle gang; and the...

TO BE HEARD

To Be Heard is the story of three teens from the South Bronx whose struggle to change their lives begins when they start to write poetry. As writing and reciting become vehicles for their expressions of love, friendship, frustration, and hope, we watch these three youngsters emerge as...

The Kids Grow Up

In 51 Birch Street,  one of the most highly praised personal documentaries of recent years, director Doug Block took a hard look at his parents’ marriage and his own relationship with his father.  Now Block turns in the other direction, offering an exceptionally moving film about his...

High Rise

  UM LUGAR AO SOL (HIGH RISE) is a feature length documentary that presents an analysis of the dominant Brazilian classes through a dialogue with the inhabitants of nine penthouse apartments in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Recife. During the film, penthouse residents open...

Fake It So Real

The close-knit men of Millennium Wrestling Federation of Lincolnton, North Carolina work hard to deliver the goods week after week: vivid costumes, elaborate backstories, gripping choreography, and high-octane simulated violence. Performing to small crowds of locals, some of these wrestlers...

The Redemption of Ge...

Joshua Milton Blahyi –aka General Butt Naked –was a ruthless and feared warlord during Liberia’s 14-year civil war. Today, he has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as a Christian evangelist on a journey of self-proclaimed transformation. Blahyi travels the...

Where Soldiers Come ...

From a snowy, small town in northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends who join the National Guard after graduating from high school. As it chronicles the young men’s transformation from restless teenagers...

12th and Delaware

April 26 – 8pm Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady   Test. The seemingly sleepy intersection of Delaware Ave. and 12th St. in Fort Pierce, FL is ground zero for the ferocious abortion rights battle raging in America. On one corner stands an abortion clinic; across the street...

Rain in a Dry Land

How do you measure the distance from an African village to an American city? What does it mean to be a refugee in today’s “global village”? Rain in a Dry Land provides eye-opening answers as it chronicles the fortunes of two Somali Bantu families, transported by relief...

The Order of Myths

April 12 at 7pm Directed by Margaret Brown     The first Mardi Gras in America was celebrated in Mobile, Alabama in 1703. In 2007, it is still racially segregated. Filmmaker Margaret Brown, herself a daughter of Mobile, escorts us into the parallel hearts of the city’s two...

Loot

March 29 – 7pm Directed by Darius Marder Loot is a feature length documentary that follows two WWII veterans and aused car salesman across the globe in search of their buried wartime treasures. During WWII, Darrel was stationed in Europe. Andrew was in the Philippines. In the chaos of...