WGBH News reporter and Arts Editor Jared Bowen joins host Laura Carlo in the studio each week to give you an insider's view of what not to miss in theater, exhibits and film around the greater Boston area.
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How good a film can you create in 48 hours? Winning auteur Michael McVey sent along five of his favorites from the 2012 Boston 48-Hour Film Project. He talks with Edgar Herwick on Boston Public Radio.
In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, a couple hit the road together in anticipation of a planet-pulverizing asteroid. Critic Jeannette Catsoulis says the film sometimes stumbles but is refreshing for its modest focus.
Pixar tries to solve its female-heroine problem with a movie about Merida, a rebellious princess who craves freedom from all men. Critic Scott Tobias says the film's powerful character is surrounded by uninspired plotting and comic relief.
Don't wait another minute to get tickets to these performances. A new spin on Russian satire and a unique look at Nigeria's recent history.
Theater-goers won't want to miss this long-awaited performance of Eugene O'Neill's powerful examination of family, and families won't want to miss a night of delight under the Big Top.
With 65 skaters among five teams, including the Cosmonaughties, the Nutcrackers and the Wicked Pissahs, the teams routinely sell out the 1300-person arena.
Consider a vision for peace during the Civil War, having the courage to sponsor art that fits with your vision of legacy, or a bold look at the dystopia that could grow out of violence. Jared talks about some of the fresh takes coming to theater, gallery and film.
The drama, passion, and transformation of the Masterpiece Classic series is reflected in the film's soundtrack, written by John Lunn.
Need a break from the family? Eager to catch up on all the movies you missed? Our critics have recommendations for your vacation viewing.
Go light or go dark with this week's round-up of arts events: the Rockettes, "Shame," "New Year's Eve" and Kathleen Turner as a rehab counselor.
What to do this weekend? There's the movie "My Week With Marilyn," the new play "Captors" and the all-string group Childsplay's annual series of concerts.
Don't be a chocolate turkey: start planning your early-winter nights out now with an extra holiday serving of Arts Ahead.
El Camino de Santiago is a path for pilgrims which stretches more than 500 miles from France to Spain. It's arduous and emotional especially as depicted in the new film The Way which receives a very intimate treatment via a collaboration between father and son Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez.
There have been many movies about cancer over the years, yet few have dealt with young people having the disease. But that's the case in 50/50. Actor Seth Rogen says his friend, screenwriter Will Reiser, was the worst person to get cancer.
In Moneyball, a film adaptation of Michael Lewis’s 2003 book of the same name, Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) realizes baseball has become a game of moneyball.
As social improvements move forward in South Riding, Robert (David Morrissey) faces ruin after a principled stand against political corruption, and Sarah (Anna Maxwell Martin) confronts a crisis, both personal and professional.
"Even as we were thrown in jail someone would sing a song," recalls Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in this history of the civil-rights movement and its freedom music, featuring potent performances by John Legend, the Roots, Wyclef Jean, Angie Stone, Joss Stone.
This haunting film about a film examines a classic Nazi propaganda film used by historians for decades to provide insight into the realities of life in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1942.
Maria Hinojosa: One-On-One
Watch Saturday, May 7, at 6pm on WGBH 2/HD.
This morning's Oscar nominations were headed up by The King's Speech with 12, followed by True Grit with 10. There weren't many surprises, although Inception missed out on one major award.
Orchestras at the multiplex: a mixed bag.
Community activists, teachers, and survivors will gather in Cambridge, Dec. 2-5, for the Human Rights and Sexual Trafficking Film Forum.
As the final Harry Potter chapter premieres in theaters, visitors to Harvard's Natural History Museum are in for a very special Potter experience. It's the Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt.
Guest blogger Jimi Izrael steps up to defend Tyler Perry's film For Colored Girls amid growing criticism of the project, especially from other men.
At the Hanscom Air Force Base, a group of veterans shares movies and memories.
Guest blogger S. Pearl Sharp reflects on the original For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf had on the black community when it debuted as a stage play over 30 years ago.
NPR's Lee Hill shares his opinion about the movie For Colored Girls and why he's tired of seeing the same old narrative when it comes to black men.
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates 22 years of showcasing great films with Jewish themes from around the world. Jared Bowen talks to artistic director Sara Rubin about what she's watching this year.
The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Annual Halloween Horror Movie Marathon promises to be a non-stop sensory overload of live music, psychic readings, popcorn, and plenty of blood and guts on the big screen. Moviola has a preview.
Moviola is WGBH's inside look at movies in and around the Hub with Jared Bowen. You hear it during Morning Edition on 89.7 WGBH. In this episode, Jared talks with the real-life subject of Tony Goldwyn’s latest film, Conviction, which opens in theaters on Friday, Oct. 15. It’s a gripping tale of murder and family ties, based on the true story of a Massachusetts brother and sister.
Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses the making of Baseball: The Tenth Inning with Greater Boston's Jared Bowan. Burns discusses chronicling the significant developments of the national pastime since Baseball originally aired, including the steroid scandal and the Boston Red Sox's 2004 World Series championship.
Watch Greater Boston's 2007 documentary on the Mass. Supreme Judicial and interview with retiring chief justice Margaret Marshall.
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