Special Engagements at Brattle Theater
Saturday, May 18, 2019 2:30pm 4:45pm 7:00pm 9:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:30pm 9:00pm
Monday, May 20, 2019 5:00pm 7:15pm
Between the Lines
Here’s a priceless opportunity to revisit Boston and Cambridge in the mid-1970s. This scrappy independent film was shot on location in and around the city – including, of course, Harvard Square – as it unfolds the Altman-like tale of the final days of independence for a storied alt-weekly newspaper. Co-scripted by Fred Barron, who had written for both The Boston Phoenix and The Real Paper, BETWEEN THE LINES feels authentically Boston – even in the locations that were shot in New York City and even though the Back Bay Mainline’s office is clearly located in Cambridgeport. The film went on to great success – scoring awards at the Berlin Film Festival and launching a short-lived TV show. It also features an early turn from Jeff Goldblum as the paper’s erstwhile music critic, who seems to spend much more time scoring dates than writing.
“A fresh, likable romantic comedy with an excellent case and winning performances.”
– Washington Post