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BOSTON, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boston Calling adds to its music, comedy and arts programming and reveals details for its first ever Boston Calling Film Festival, curated by Academy award-winning actress, producer and director Natalie Portman. The film festival will showcase a series of films that explore similar themes told from the perspective of either male or female directors. The film festival will lead up to Boston Calling Music Festival and take place Tuesday, May 22nd – Thursday, May 24th at theBrattle Theatre in Harvard Square (40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA). Additionally, Natalie is curating and hosting a series of special programming, held indoors at the music festival’s arena throughout the weekend, May 25th – May 27th. A limited number of tickets will be available for Boston Calling Film Festival beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 27th at

“I’m so excited to show films that I love that explore the female gaze,” says Natalie Portman. “I don’t think there is anything inherently different between male and female artists, but these are examples of great works of art in which similar storylines have female tropes that play out quite differently depending on who is telling the story.  I’m looking forward to sharing these with an audience and hearing their reactions. It makes it an even more special opportunity to watch these incredible films on the big screen at one of my favorite movie theaters.”

Boston Calling Film Festival
“The Female Gaze”

Tuesday, May 22nd  

Lolita, the 1962 British-American drama directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Sue Lyon and James Mason

The Holy Girl, directed by Lucretia Martel and starring Mercedes Morán, María Alche, and Carlos Belloso

Diary of a Teenage Girl, the bold, coming-of-age film directed by Marielle Heller and starring Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Kristen Wiig

Wednesday, May 23rd

Jeanne Dielman, Chantal Akerman’s cult classic starring Delphine Seyrig

Belle de Jour, a new restoration of the 1967 French drama directed by Luis Buñue and starring Catherine Deneuve

Thursday, May 24th

I Am Not A WitchRungano Nyoni’s feature debut film starring newcomer
Maggie Mulubwa

The Exorcist, the extended director’s cut of the legendary 1973 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Linda Blair, Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, and Lee J. Cobb

Further details on Boston Calling’s programming curated and hosted by Natalie Portman will be shared in the coming weeks. A press image of Natalie Portman can be downloaded here.

Now in its ninth edition, Boston Calling Music Festival will take place for the second consecutive year at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston) on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25th – 27th, 2018. Headlined by EminemThe Killers, and Jack White, Boston Calling 2018 will deliver over 54 performances from musicians, bands, and comedians across its three stages and the festival’s indoor arena. Tickets are available at

The day-by-day music lineup for Boston Calling 2018 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.

Friday May 25, 2018
The Killers
The National
Portugal. The Man
Maggie Rogers
Pussy Riot
Perfume Genius
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Charly Bliss
This Is The Kit
Natalie Portman
Lovett Or Leave It
Saturday May 26, 2018
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, The Creator
St. Vincent
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
The Menzingers
Oh Sees
Mount Kimbie
Lillie Mae
Weakened Friends
Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Bridget Everett
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Martin Urbano
Sunday May 27, 2018
Bryson Tiller
Fleet Foxes
The Decemberists
Julien Baker
Dirty Projectors
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn and Conway
Field Report
Natalie Portman
David Cross
Cameron Esposito
Max Silverstri
Martin Urbano

Boston Calling Film Festival Tickets: A limited number of tickets for the Boston Calling Film Festival will be available beginning tomorrow, Friday, April 27th. General Admission tickets will be priced at $11 for each film screening and students will be able to purchase tickets for the special price at $9 for each screening. Visit for additional details.

Boston Calling Music Festival Tickets: Single Day and Three-Day tickets are available for purchase at Pricing for single day tickets are $105 for General Admission, $229 for VIP and $599 for Platinum passes, while supplies last. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $289 and $649, respectively. Additionally, there are a very limited amount of three-day Platinum passes available for $1,099.

Payment plans are available on ticket orders Visit for further details.
Private elevated Skybox lounges are also available for up to 50 people; details and pricing are available upon request.
Boston Calling is proud to have Delta Air Lines, Miller Lite, Samuel Adams, and 47 Brand as sponsors for this year’s festival.

Social Media: Instagram: @bostoncalling; Twitter: @boston_calling; Facebook: Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE) which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.
Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year.  Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Boston Calling Events continues to build its event platform around Boston Calling Music Festival, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival.

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.   Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at
The Brattle Theatre is one of America’s longest running repertory cinemas. For over 65 years, the Brattle has featured the best in classic, independent, world, and cult films to Boston audiences. Garnering the nickname “Boston’s unofficial film school,” the Brattle has influenced generations of movie-lovers with its bold and uncompromising programming. The Brattle is located inside historic Brattle Hall at 40 Brattle Street in the heart of Harvard Square. Instagram: @brattletheatre; Twitter: @BrattleTheatre; Facebook: Brattle Theatre
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