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BIG 3: @fter Midnite with the Boston Yeti

8/5-8/27 @COOLIDGE


Mark Wahlberg and Ben Affleck may be the ones who get to make all the movies about Boston, but we know that our greatest celebrity is clearly the Boston Yeti. First sighted during the truly abominable snowstorms of 2015, the Yeti has become a goodwill figure of sorts, popping up for photo ops at local businesses and even making videos with Mayor Walsh. Now, our favorite cryptid has taken on the role of cultural curator, teaming up with the Coolidge to host August’s midnight movie schedule. Each film, hand-picked by the Yeti himself, stars a rampaging animal or animals – though, as the Yeti will explain, each is simply misunderstood. Submitted for our approval are the ozploitation classic Razorback, Alligator (written by arthouse favorite John Sayles!), William Girdler’s self-explanatory Grizzly, and, closing out the month, the immortal Piranha II: The Spawning, directed – no lie – by James Cameron! Like Batman, the Boston Yeti is the hero this city needs. Yeti strong.

8/5-8/6: Razorback (1984) dir. Everette De Roche

8/12-8/13: Alligator (1980) dir. Lewis Teague

8/19-8/20: Grizzly (1976) dir. William Girdler

8/26-8/27: Piranha II: The Spawning (1981) dir. James Cameron

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