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1 Sep , 2000  

Written by Allison Twomey | Posted by:

A report of news & events in the local industry


There will be a Sneak Preview of The Academy Award® Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film "Solomon and Graenor," to benefit The Boston Jewish Film Festival and the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. The film will be screened on September 6, 2000 at 7:30 pm at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. Tickets are $12 General, $10 discounted seniors, students, Coolidge and BJFF members. For advance ticket information, call 617-734-2500 and for additional information, call 617-244-9899.

The Charros de Video Exhibition will showcase video artists that have roots in Guadalajara and explore socio-political, cultural, spiritual and gender issues on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 7 pm.  The show is the result of a collaborative exchange between VideoSpace and Chroma, an independent media arts organization in the Northeast of Mexico. This exchange started when VideoSpace presented 19 New England videos at the international Chroma Festival: El Universo del Arteaudiovisual. The exhibition takes place at Mobius, 354 Congress Street, Boston, MA. For more information please call 617-542-7416.

In September, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts will present the 10th Anniversary celebration of Milestone, a boutique distribution company, with reissued films such as "The Sorrow and the Pity," "The Edge of the World," and "Chac: The Rain God." For further details please visit their website at or call 617-369-3300.

Festival Screenings

The Telluride at Dartmouth series runs this year from September 15-20, 2000 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH. Audiences have a chance to see a sampling of films fresh from the Telluride Film Festival, which takes place over Labor Day weekend in Telluride, CO. In recent years the "Telluride at Dartmouth" series has shown sneak previews of such films as "Breaking the Waves," "Secrets and Lies" and "Kolya. For more information please call the Hopkins Center at 603-646-2422."

Local Sightings, Inc., which helps filmmakers in their quest to get their films made, sold and seen will be showing "Strange and Surreal Shorts" from the Woods Hole Film Festival on Sept. 8th & 9th at the Windgate Street Theater in Haverill, MA. Please call 617-975-3361 or visit for details.

Other News

Allan Piper, the writer/director of the Boston-based indie comedy "Starving Artists" is moving from laughs to screams for his next movie. The award-winning filmmaker teams up with fellow Bostonians Christy Scott Cashman, Joe Smith, and Claire Harding to make "Nocturne," a horror movie about a rock band whose music wakes the dead.  Piper and his team made "Starving Artists" in Boston on a shoe-string budget. This next picture will be shot in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in assisting should contact Piper, or call 626-584- 9515.

The Harvard Film Archive will start screening films again on September 15, 2000 after summer break. Please visit for a detailed list of films, and times of screenings.