For more information go to www.brattlefilm.org.
Handing it to Harry
You can’t call yourself a Boston sports fan if you don’t know the name Harry Agganis. A multi-sport legend in these parts, Agganis was star quarterback of the Boston University football team and turned down a promising career in football to play first base for his hometown Boston Red Sox. He died unexpectedly in the summer of 1955 at the tender age of 26. Now there’s a documentary about the beloved athlete, written and narrated by Boston sports journalist Clark Booth, who is something of a legend himself. The film, “Agganis: Golden Greek, Excellence to the End,” is directed by Jim Jermanok and Yale Strom, and produced by Harry’s grand-nephew, Greg Agganis. Its world premiere screening takes place at the AMC Loews Boston Common on Nov. 13. The red carpet begins at 5:15 p.m. and the screening is at 6 p.m., followed by an after-party at Gypsy Bar.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.agganismovie.org.
McElwee marches on
“Photographic Memory” is the newest installment in Ross McElwee’s personal-documentary saga that includes “Sherman’s March” (1986) and “Time Indefinite” (1993). All three films examine family life, personal history, memory, and photographic representation. In his 2011 film, McElwee, a graduate of MIT’s film program and a visiting filmmaker at Harvard University, longs to reconnect with his 20-something son Adrian during the director’s return to the tiny town of St. Quay on the Brittany coast. It was there, during the summer of 1972, that McElwee lived, made photographs, and had a love affair. Both the filmmaker and his son will be on hand to introduce “Photographic Memory” Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge.
For more information go to hcl.harvard.edu/hfa.
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