BSFC 2020 Awards for Repertory Cinema and Commendations

The categories of Best Series and Retrospective of the Year are on hiatus for 2020.

Best Rediscoveries:

Jazz on a Summer’s Day [1959, Bert Stern] at the Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinemas)

Mädchen in Uniform [1931, Leontine Sagan] at the Brattle Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinemas)

Nationtime [1972, William Greaves] at the Brattle Theatre (virtual cinema)

Native Son [1951, Pierre Chenal] at the Brattle Theatre (virtual cinema)

Smooth Talk [1985, Joyce Chopra] at the Coolidge Corner Theatre (virtual cinema)

Special Commendations:

To The Coolidge Corner Theatre, for bringing the community together through expansion of their Education Seminar program into the virtual space, and through their outdoor screenings and drive-in events.

To The DocYard, for continuing to draw attention to important nonfiction films and filmmakers—and this year for recognizing Boston documentarian Lucia Small with a well-deserved retrospective.

To Frederick Wiseman, who at the age of 90 released City Hall, made in our own backyard, and to Zipporah Films for their dissemination of the film within a new exhibition landscape.

To Michele Meek, for creating, a vital resource for independent filmmaking and community news, and maintaining it for more than 20 years.