The Arts Fuse says farewell to David Kleiler, who helped save the Coolidge Corner Theatre, founded the Boston Underground Film Festival and taught at Babson, Emerson and UMass Boston. His son, David Kleiler, Jr., reported the news and reports there will be a marquee ceremony at the Coolidge Corner at 6 p.m. today.
As the old saying goes: You can take the girl out of Boston...but you can't take the Boston out of the girl who is taking a trip outside Boston. Not too long ago I received an email from MassPoetry about its Evening of Inspired Leaders fundraiser event (LMAO @ MASSPOETRY ASKING ME FOR MONEY YEAH AIGHT) happening this Monday, March 25 at 7pm at the Huntington Theatre Company.
Grace Hightower's soon-to-be-ex husband Robert De Niro is kinda going through some sh*t. His "Goodfellas" co-star Ray Liotta got a guest voice spot on "SpongeBob SquarePants" and he didn't. Some deranged former male stripper sent him some very crazy fan mail. Someone buy De Niro a drink...and you can do just that with this Broadway World promotion commemorating A Bronx Tale: The Musical coming to Boston:
Fitchburg's own Michael Brodeur is bringing his music project New Dad to Boston and it's going to be a real hoot!
You know Brodeur from his work at such local publications as DigBoston, Boston Phoenix, and currently, the Boston Globe.
And, duh: Brodeur penned that brilliant satirical taxonomy, "Fake Massachusetts Towns", that ran in McSweeney's. The stuff of Massachusetts Memes legend:
The American Repertory Theater reports it will be moving from Cambridge to Allston thanks to a $100-million donation to Harvard to build "a state-of-the-art research and performance center" in Allston - although it will remain in its current home in the Loeb Drama Center for several years. Read more.
Adam Sacks, the guy who'd been raising funds to digitally remove the rat from the ending of "The Departed" got served a big ol' case of cease and desist by Warner Bros. Sacks reports Kickstarter has pulled down his fundraising effort after getting a formal complaint from the movie company under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
The Red Sox last week filed their formal plans for a four-level performing-arts theater behind the Fenway Park outfield that can hold up to 5,400 patrons at once. Read more.
So this guy who says he really loves "The Departed" is trying to raise $4,000 to buy some equipment an software and hire a digital-effects specialist to digitally remove a rat that scurries across the screen at the end in what he considers too much heavy-handed symbolism for a Scorsese film about human rats. Read more.
We can't wait for this new Showtime series, because of its exciting story line involving an intrepid prosecutor going after corrupt, racist cops and hockey-mask-wearing armored-car holdup guys in Charlestown. All those Roslindale-based movies have gotten a bit tiresome, even if, as Jay Kraft notes the chase scenes through the Arboretum are always spectacular.
NBC Boston rides around with Ryan Cook, an Emerson graduate who earns his money finding and securing sites for movies made in Boston.
- Page 1