2019 Special Awards

BSFC 2019 Awards for Repertory Cinema and Commendations

Best Film Series

“East Meets West: Martial Arts & Spaghetti Westerns” at The Coolidge Corner Theatre

“The B-Film: Low Budget Hollywood Cinema 1935-1959” at The Harvard Film Archive

“Jack Attack: A Jack Nicholson Film Series” at The Somerville Theatre

“Uncomfortably Yours: The Films of Alex Ross Perry” at The Harvard Film Archive

“Satanic Panic” at The Coolidge Corner Theatre

Best Rediscoveries

Eastern Condors [1987, Sammo Hung] (in “East Meets West: Martial Arts & Spaghetti Westerns”) at The Coolidge Corner Theatre

Between the Lines [1977, Joan Micklin Silver] at The Brattle Theatre

The Mafu Cage [1978, Karen Arthur] (in “Women in Horror”) at The Coolidge Corner Theatre

Johnny Doesn’t Live Here Anymore [1944, Joe May] (in “The B-Film: Low Budget Hollywood Cinema 1935-1959”) at The Harvard Film Archive

You the Better [1983, Ericka Beckman] & Cinderella [1986, Ericka Beckman] at The List Visual Arts Centre, M.I.T.

Retrospective of the Year (awarded in memory of David Pendleton)

“The Complete Howard Hawks” at The Harvard Film Archive

Commendations

To Boston Open Screen, which in 2003 created a cinematic “open mic night,” for allowing budding filmmakers to showcase their works the way they were intended to be seen—in a dark room with engaged strangers—and helping them make lasting connections with like-minded artists.

To The Boston Turkish Film Festival which, under the direction of founder Erkut Gömülü, celebrates 18 years of bringing work by emerging and established filmmakers of the Turkish cinema to Boston audiences.

To The Boston Latino International Film Festival, launched in 2001, for bringing to Boston audiences a varied, challenging line-up of local, national and international films by Latinx filmmakers, and for prioritizing outreach to community partners.

To Sara Archambault, for her tremendous contributions to Boston’s film community, as she transitions away from her roles as programmer/co-founder of the documentary film series The DocYard and as program manager for the LEF Foundation.