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COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE / HUNTINGTON THEATRE COMPANY’S “STAGE & SCREEN” ANNOUNCES FOUR EVENTS IN 2016–2017

FIFTH YEAR OF COLLABORATION KICKS OFF WITH “BASQUIAT” ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

(BROOKLINE) — Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at coolidge.org or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline.

The full line-up for the 2016-2017 Stage & Screen series is as follows:

BASQUIAT in conjunction with SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
Monday, September 12 at 7pm
Making his directorial debut, Julian Schanbel brings the tragic life of neo-Expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat to the big screen. In 1981, Basquiat was a 19-year-old graffiti artist living on the streets of New York City. Eight years later, he was a world-renowned painter — and the victim of his own addiction. This film chronicles his meteoric rise in New York's art world, his anguish over his family, and his hatred of a society that both courted and exploited him. With an all-star cast led by Jeffrey Wright and David Bowie, Basquiat is a stylish, powerful tribute to one of the art world’s brightest stars. 108 minutes.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Sunday in the Park with George (September 9 – October 16 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE in conjunction with BEDROOM FARCE
Monday, November 14 at 7pm
After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counselors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Henderson’s play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long. 105 minutes.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Bedroom Farce (November 11 – December 11 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE in conjunction with A DOLL’S HOUSE
Monday, January 9 at 7pm
Scenes from a Marriage chronicles the many years of love and turmoil that bind Marianne (Liv Ullmann) and Johan (Erland Josephson) through matrimony, infidelity, divorce, and subsequent partners. Shot in intense, intimate close-ups by master cinematographer Sven Nykvist and featuring flawless performances, Ingmar Bergman’s emotional x-ray reveals the intense joys and pains of a complex relationship. 169 minutes. — Criterion Collection

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of A Doll’s House (January 6 – February 5 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

MENACE II SOCIETY in conjunction with TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
Monday, March 13 at 7pm
After growing up in turmoil and violence of the Los Angeles projects, 18-year-old Caine Lawson (Tyrin Turner) wants a way out. Everyone around him, including his unpredictable friend O-Dog (Larenz Tate), is trapped in their lives of crime and violence. With the help of his caring teacher (Charles Dutton) and supportive girlfriend (Jada Pinkett Smith), Caine plans to leave the city for good. But in a series of tragic events, Caine realizes that escape will not be easy. Directed by Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes. 104 minutes.

Tickets to the Huntington’s production of Topdog/Undergog (March 10 – April 9 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre) are available at huntingtontheatre.org.

ABOUT THE COOLIDGE CORNER THEATRE

The Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the nation’s most prominent independently operated movie theatres, run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.  A beloved movie house, the Coolidge has been pleasing audiences with the best in cinematic entertainment since 1933. In addition to contemporary art house and independent film, the Coolidge presents the prestigious annual Coolidge Award, Science on Screen, high-definition broadcasts of live opera, ballet, and theater performances, Big Screen Classics, midnight screenings of cult films, kids’ programs, and sneak previews and discussion of upcoming films as part of Talk Cinema. The Coolidge has won numerous awards and honors for its creative programming. For more information, visit coolidge.org.

ABOUT THE HUNTINGTON

Celebrating its 35th season, the Huntington Theatre Company is Boston’s leading professional theatre and one of the region’s premier cultural assets since its founding in 1982. The Huntington is the recipient of the 2013 Regional Theatre Tony Award and was named Best of Boston 2013 and 2014 by Boston magazine. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current to create award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. Under the direction of Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso and in residence at Boston University, the Huntington cultivates, celebrates, and champions theatre as an art form. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org

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