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Recovery Month Film Screening: All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Join us for a screening and panel discussion of “All The Beauty And The Bloodshed,” a documentary film about Nan Goldin’s fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis.

September 30, 2023
2023-09-30T13:00:00 - 2023-09-30T16:30:00

Please join us for a film screening of and panel discussion about an epic story about artist and activist Nan Goldin, told through her groundbreaking photography and rare footage of her fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis.

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022 | Not Rated | 1 hour 57 minutes) is an epic, emotional and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, ground-breaking photography, and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family accountable for the overdose crisis.


Panelists

  • Mike S. Quinn: Partner, Eisenberg & Baum, LLP, New York; founding member of Nan Goldin’s P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now)
  • Mario Chaparro: Program Director of Caspar Men’s Residence, Bay Cove
  • Joanne Peterson: Founder and Executive Director, Learn to Cope, Inc.
  • Tania Del Rio: Senior Advisor, Coordinated Response Team, City of Boston
September 30, 2023
2023-09-30T13:00:00 - 2023-09-30T16:30:00
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Latinx Cinema (Fiesta en la Plaza)

The City of Boston and Cultural Ágora celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with Fiesta en la Plaza, a diverse program of cultural activities that will take place over four weekends on City Hall Plaza.

October 5, 2023
2023-10-05T15:00:00 - 2023-10-05T20:00:00

Join us for a memorable movie night at City Hall Plaza, where we will present two Latino films that will captivate your senses.

Graphic for "Fiesta en la Plaza," Sept. 16th - Oct. 14th

October 5, 2023
2023-10-05T15:00:00 - 2023-10-05T20:00:00
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Little Amal

Little Amal is the 12-foot puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee child at the heart of The Walk. She has become a global symbol of human rights, especially those of refugees.

September 7, 2023
2023-09-07T00:00:00 - 2023-09-09T23:59:00

The City of Boston, along with American Repertory Theatre (ART) at Harvard University, ArtsEmerson, Company One Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Lars Jan, Boston University Center on Forced Displacement, Boston University Arts Initiative, Extinction Rebellion Boston, Foxborough Public Schools, RefugePoint, and The Puppet Free Library, will welcome Little Amal to the City of Boston September 7 - 9, 2023.

Graphic with image of Little Amal and text: "Boston September 7-9"

September 7, 2023
2023-09-07T00:00:00 - 2023-09-09T23:59:00

Little Amal in Boston

Interactive Film (Boston Children's Museum)

Thursday, September 7, 2023, every half hour 12 - 2:30 p.m.

At KidStage, view a short interactive film about Amal’s incredible journey, refugees, the challenges refugees face when finding home, and how organizations like Refuge Point are helping refugees find lasting solutions.

Little Amal (ArtsEmerson)

Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 3:30 p.m. (Arrival at 4 p.m.)

Join ArtsEmerson in Welcoming Little Amal to Boston. Be part of this special moment when Amal takes her first steps in Boston to shine the light on the importance of empathy and the spirit of welcoming all.

Join A.R.T., ArtsThursdays, and Little Amal for Finding Friends in Harvard Yard

Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 6 p.m.

In search of comfort and companionship, Little Amal discovers historic Harvard Yard where she is welcomed by the communities of the University and of Cambridge.

Don't let me sleep alone (Yo-Yo Ma)

Thursday, September 7, 2023, at 9 p.m.

Amal is searching for a place to sleep on the first night of her long journey. As she settles down to sleep, she hears a lullaby.

Countdown to Kindergarten

Friday, September 8, 2023, at 12 p.m.

It’s the start of a new school year and Little Amal is welcoming incoming kindergarteners as they receive their school backpacks.

Find A Safe Haven (Extinction Rebellion Boston)

Friday, September 8. 2023, at 6:30 p.m.

Amal is lost as night begins to fall, when she encounters a sparrow searching for a safe place to nest. Puppet-making workshop 4 - 6 p.m. before Little Amal’s arrival.

Things my mother whispered (Josh Higgasson)

Friday, September 8, 2023, at 8:30 p.m.

As Amal walks late at night through Boston, ethereal projections of her mother’s words surround her. Tender questions and affectionate words of advice give her the strength to keep walking.

When Migrants Meet (Company One)

Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Walk with Little Amal from the Egleston Square branch of the Boston Public Library to Franklin Park as she discovers an injured snow goose that’s been separated from her family. She's welcomed into the flock for a HONKing good time!

Marvelous mariposa (ICA Watershed)

Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 1 p.m.

Welcome Little Amal to the ICA Watershed in East Boston, featuring performances from the Veronica Robles Cultural Center.

Ceremonial First Pitch (Boston Red Sox)

Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 3:30 p.m.

Thousands of Red Sox fans cheer for Amal as she steps up to deliver a ceremonial first pitch at "America’s Most Beloved Ballpark", Fenway Park. She is very excited. And very nervous…

Event Map

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Photo Credit:
Little Amal © The Walk Productions © Respective Collective

Production Information

The Walk and Handspring Puppet Company logos

"Amal Walks Across America" is produced by The Walk Productions in association with the Handspring Puppet Company. U.S. Producing Partner THE OFFICE performing arts+film. Impact + Outreach The Soze Agency. Marketing Cause Lab. PR + Communications DKC.

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Help Lyric Stage Care For Our Neighbors!

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston invites you to drop off donations during its run of Sister Act from April 7 through May 14.

April 7, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from April 7, 2023, 38 times
  • 140 Clarendon St.
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Contact:
    elizabeth_carsley@lyricstage.com
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
  • Posted:
2023-04-07T12:00:00 - 2023-05-14T20:00:00

During the run of Sister Act (April 7 - May 14), we will be collecting personal hygiene items for our friends who reside at 140 Clarendon St. as part of the affordable housing units supported by Beacon Communities.



We will be accepting items such as:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Underwear (all sizes)
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Brushes
  • Q-Tips
  • Razors
April 7, 2023
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm
    Repeats daily, starting from April 7, 2023, 38 times
  • 140 Clarendon St.
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Contact:
    elizabeth_carsley@lyricstage.com
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
  • Posted:
2023-04-07T12:00:00 - 2023-05-14T20:00:00
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'Bounty: Resistance, Remembrance, Justice' — Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a rescheduled, virtual-only screening of "Bounty".

February 7, 2023
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • ONLINE EVENT
    BOSTON, MA
  • Contact:
    programs@bpl.org
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Posted:
2023-02-07T18:00:00 - 2023-02-07T19:30:00

Originally scheduled to be in observance of National Native American Heritage Month, this rescheduled virtual-only screening of "Bounty" — part of Upstander Project's "Dawnland" series — reveals the hidden story of the Phips Proclamation, one of many scalp-bounty proclamations used to exterminate Native people in order to take their land in what is now New England. In the film, Penobscot parents and children resist erasure and commemorate survival by reading and reacting to the government-issued Phips Proclamation’s call for colonial settlers to hunt, scalp, and murder Penobscot people. Following the film screening, there will be a discussion with co-directors Adam MazoDawn Neptune Adams, and Maulian Dana.

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Bounty Film Screening

February 7, 2023
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • ONLINE EVENT
    BOSTON, MA
  • Contact:
    programs@bpl.org
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Posted:
2023-02-07T18:00:00 - 2023-02-07T19:30:00
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'We Still Live Here': Film Screening and Discussion

Join us for a screening of the film, "We Still Live Here (Âs Nutayuneân)", the story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag people of Massachusetts as they navigate centuries of oppression and resilience.

December 13, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • North American Indian Center of Boston
    105 S Huntington Ave
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Contact:
    amira.madison@boston.gov
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Posted:
2022-12-13T18:00:00 - 2022-12-13T20:00:00

Leadership from the Native American Indian Center of Boston (NAICOB) will hold space for discussion on the cultural impact of reviving Indigenous cultures.

You can learn more about the film online. Refreshments will be provided.

Get your ticket here

 

Graphic with text: We Still Live Here | Film Screening and Discussion

December 13, 2022
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • North American Indian Center of Boston
    105 S Huntington Ave
    Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Contact:
    amira.madison@boston.gov
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Jamaica Plain
  • Posted:
2022-12-13T18:00:00 - 2022-12-13T20:00:00
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'Tipping the Pain Scale' Film Premiere

As part of our observance of National Recovery Month, the City of Boston is hosting a premiere screening of this feature documentary film about the addiction crisis in America reaching a new boiling point and the courageous people — at all levels, from all backgrounds — answering the call to help their communities.

September 26, 2022
2022-09-26T17:00:00 - 2022-09-26T19:45:00

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with the filmmakers and some featured cast members. This program highlighting community organizations working to change the trajectory of the addiction crisis in Boston is presented in partnership with Young People in Recovery, the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services, and the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture.

Register for the event

Tipping the Pain Scale poster

"Tipping the Pain Scale" follows individuals grappling with the current systemic failures of how we have dealt with addiction in communities and their journey to develop and employ new, innovative, and often controversial solutions to the problem. It is a quasi-anthology, weaving characters through their own stories as they connect to the issues plaguing all communities and the country in an urgent fight to save lives. 



"Tipping the Pain Scale" is a Vivifi Films production from award-winning producers of "The Anonymous People" and "Generation Found", Greg Williams and two-time Emmy award-winner Jeff Reilly, featuring Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh; NFL Pro Bowl Player, Darren Waller; Spoken Word Artist and Educator, Joseph Green; WA State Representative, Lauren Davis; Community Outreach Volunteer, Roz Pichardo; Boston Police Officer, Josh De La Rosa; and founding Policy Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Services, Brendan Little; with music from nine-time Grammy nominated Sia. 

For more information, visit the documentary's website.

September 26, 2022
2022-09-26T17:00:00 - 2022-09-26T19:45:00
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Artivism Documentary Premiere

The Artivism Documentary Premiere will showcase the various student projects that took place during April 2022 Vacation. 

July 1, 2022
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Strand Theatre
    543 Columbia Rd, Boston
    Boston, MA 02125
  • Contact:
    Susan McCollin
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Posted:
2022-07-01T19:00:00 - 2022-07-01T22:00:00

The Artivism Student Project is an initiative that focuses on the power of youth voice and art as a tool for social inquiry. The project was birthed out of the Mayor's Office of Resilience & Racial Equity in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture and artist collective, The Artist Initiative for Revolution. This program granted young artists across the City of Boston from ages 13-17 to engage in meaningful art-making that was rooted in storytelling and social justice. At Artivism, students learned  how to use their art (music, dance, creating writing, & visual art) for social change. Each student was paired with a leading teaching artist who advised and mentored  them in the work of “Artivism”. 

The result was a documentary that highlights the burgeoning artistic talents of Boston youth and juxtaposes their talents with the unique challenges that faced established, seasoned artists as they sought to create and live in the City of Boston.

Watch the trailer

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Artivism Documentary

July 1, 2022
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Strand Theatre
    543 Columbia Rd, Boston
    Boston, MA 02125
  • Contact:
    Susan McCollin
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Posted:
2022-07-01T19:00:00 - 2022-07-01T22:00:00
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Downtown Movie Night: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Park's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in city parks.

September 1, 2023
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Boston Common - Frog Pond
    38 Beacon Street
    Downtown, MA 02116
  • Contact:
    Parks and Recreation
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2023-09-01T19:30:00 - 2023-09-01T21:00:00

Based on the Super Mario video games, the animated film follows Mario on his adventures with his friends. Mario joins forces with Princess Peach and Toad. The trio is in search of Mario's brother Luigi. Together, they hope to defeat the evil Bowser and save the Mushroom Kingdom from his destructive schemes. (Year: 2023; Rating: PG)

All shows begin at dusk. The series is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and title sponsor Bank of America with additional support from College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving and the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration is needed to attend!

September 1, 2023
  • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Boston Common - Frog Pond
    38 Beacon Street
    Downtown, MA 02116
  • Contact:
    Parks and Recreation
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Neighborhood:
    Back Bay
    Bay Village
    Beacon Hill
    Chinatown/Leather District
    Citywide
    Downtown
  • Posted:
2023-09-01T19:30:00 - 2023-09-01T21:00:00
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West Roxbury Movie Night: Lightyear plus Space Programming

Park's Movie Nights give residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy popular films under the night skies in City parks in August and September.

August 11, 2023
2023-08-11T19:00:00 - 2023-08-11T21:30:00

The story of Buzz Lightyear and his adventures to infinity and beyond. (Year: 2022; Rating: PG)

Please join us starting at 7 p.m. to enjoy arts and crafts activities as well as additional programming to learn about space and explore the meteor shower!

The series is hosted by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and title sponsor Bank of America with additional support from College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving and the Mayor’s Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment.

No pre-registration needed to attend!

August 11, 2023
2023-08-11T19:00:00 - 2023-08-11T21:30:00
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