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The ArtsEmerson 3 Day Sale comes once a year and the time has finally come! With $29 stage productions and $9 films, we’ve put together a road map of how to create the perfect cluster of events, as well as suggestions based on your favorites movies, books, and TV shows. From Antarctica to Roxbury and Franz Kafka to Octavia E. Butler, our 2020 productions will take audiences on a journey well beyond the stage. Check…

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The 7 Fingers arrive in Boston for their US premiere of Passengers (SEP 25-OCT 13) this week and we at ArtsEmerson would like to reflect on the films and novels whose insights on life’s journeys and travels echo the poignant musings of The 7 Fingers latest engagement. As each character in Passengers has their own path, both The 7 Fingers and the list below remind us that sometimes, the journey is truly the destination. What…

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  By James Blaszko FILMS Courte-tête (1957) While aboard the Rhinedam in 1957 en route to her Fullbright fellowship at Oxford, Sontag watched many films in the ship’s cinema. In her journals it is clear that she generally disliked many of its offerings. Among the various “stinkers,” however, she wrote that Courte-tête, a recently released French film, was “rather clever.”  The comedy follows a phlegmatic crook as he preys on racing enthusiasts to make a fortune….

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FILMS Troy (2005) Basing its plotline on Homer’s Iliad (loosely, some may say), this high-budget Hollywood interpretation of the story stars Brad Pitt in the leading role of Achilles, fiercely attacking the walls of Troy. Complete with gruesome battle sequences and dizzying special effects, Troy offers a uniquely visual interpretation of this story of love, betrayal and the cost of war. Directed by Wolfgang Peterson, the star-studded cast also features Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Eric…

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FILMS Into the Arms of Strangers (2000) This Academy Award-winning documentary, directed by Oscar-winner Mark Jonathan Harris (The Long Way Home) and narrated by Dame Judi Dench, tells the story of the kindertransport that Mona Golabek’s mother was a part of. In the 1930s, England recognized the horrors occurring in Nazi-occupied Europe and agreed to accept thousands of children as refugees into their country, placing them in hostels and foster homes. Hear the stories of those…

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