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Boston Independent Film Festival Returns April 23-30

Thursday April 17, 2014

This photo shows the marquee of the Somerville TheatreMovie buffs (and especially indie film fans), block off your calendars: The Independent Film Festival will be held in and around Boston April 23 through 30. This 100% volunteer festival, established in 2003, seeks to show the best independent films to the Boston cinephile community, as well as entice visiting filmmakers to consider Boston for future projects.

This year's festival includes the following films (among many others - but these are the ones I'm most excited to see):

  • 25.7: A documentary about Juli Windsor, the first dwarf to attempt to run the Boston Marathon
  • Boyhood: Richard Linklater's Sundance sensation, filmed over 12 years, chronicles the life of a family (starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette)
  • Palo Alto: The film adaptation of James Franco's short-story collection, starring Emma Roberts and directed by Gia Coppola

Screenings will be held at the Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, Somerville Theatre, and UMass Boston. Individual tickets cost $11 (online) or $12 (at the box office).

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Dine Out in Boston for Easter Brunch or Dinner

Monday April 14, 2014

This photo shows eggs decorated for EasterExpecting company for Easter this year? Or having a low-key holiday and hoping to go out to a restaurant? If you don't want to prepare the traditional ham or lamb yourself, you're in luck: Many restaurants in and around Boston, Brookline, and Cambridge are going all out, with special Easter menus for brunch and dinner.

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T Proposes Fare Hikes Starting in July

Saturday April 12, 2014

This photo shows an MBTA turnstile in BostonIt's no secret that the T has been in financial dire straits for a while now. On the heels of its announcement of the T's new late night service comes (unsurprisingly) news that a fare hike may be put in place this summer. (Increased service equals increased demand, which translates to increased prices, so goes the logic.)

According to the Boston Globe, the T aims to increase single-ride prices by five to 30 cents, depending on service, starting in July.

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Boston National Poetry Month Festival at the BPL This Weekend

Tuesday April 8, 2014

This photo shows a man reading a book of Auden's poems in a book storeOut of the coffee house and into the hallowed halls of the Boston Public Library: This weekend's Boston National Poetry Month Festival, the 14th annual, gives proper attention to the area's poets and their work. More than 70 new and established poets will be participating in this free event, April 10 through 13.

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