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Holiday Adjacent 2023 [ Fri, Dec 15 – Thu, Dec 21]

December 19, 2023 @ 4:45 pm

 |  $12.50 – $14.50


December 19, 2023
4:45 pm
8:00 pm
$12.50 – $14.50
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Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Die Hard

Director: John McTiernan Run Time: 131 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1988

Starring: Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Bruce Willis

When married-to-the-job New York City cop John McClane (Willis) arrives in Los Angeles on Christmas Eve hoping to patch things up with his estranged wife (Bedilla), he instead walks into a dangerous hostage situation at a holiday party.



Director: Doug Liman Run Time: 98 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1999

Starring: Desmond Askew, Jay Mohr, Katie Holmes, Sarah Polley, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs, Timothy Olyphant, William Fichtner

The stories of a barrelful of archetypal ‘90s characters intersect at Christmastime… all centered on a bag of fake ecstasy pills. Everyone seems to be having the worst night of their lives, until it turns out that they aren’t and everything is going to be OK in the drug-hazed morning after the biggest holiday rave of the year.


Rare Exports

Director: Jalmari Helander Run Time: 83 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 2010 Language: Finnish and English with English subtitles

Starring: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Rauno Juvonen

It’s just before Christmas in northern Finland, and an ‘archeological’ dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. Unfortunately, this monstrous version of Santa isn’t the one you want coming to town. A fantastically bizarre, wildly humorous nightmare, RARE EXPORTS is a darkly comic gem that re-imagines one of the most classic of all childhood fantasies.


Eyes Wide Shut

Director: Stanley Kubrick Run Time: 159 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1999

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Tom Cruise

Stanley Kubrick’s final film is a gorgeous Christmas-set film about a beautiful, wealthy couple (Cruise and Kidman) who pursue fantasies and assignations that call their devotion into question… and, in the husband’s case, put him in mortal danger.


Night on Earth

Poster for Night on Earth

Director: Jim Jarmusch Run Time: 128 min. Format: 35mm Film Release Year: 1991 Language: English, French, Italian, Finnish and German with English subtitles

Starring: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Béatrice Dalle, Gena Rowlands, Giancarlo Esposito, Isaach De Bankolé, Matti Pellonpää, Paolo Bonacelli, Roberto Benigni, Rosie Perez, Winona Ryder

While not expressly a holiday movie, the wintry setting makes Jim Jarmusch’s often hilarious and occasionally poignant NIGHT ON EARTH feel at home in this series. Starting in Los Angeles, the film takes a trip halfway around the world, tracking a variety of unique taxi rides in various cities on the same night.


The Green Knight

Director: David Lowery Run Time: 130 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2021

Starring: Dev Patel

Based on the 14th century epic Arthurian fantasy tale, David Lowery’s mythical film uses stylish cinematography and psychedelic visuals to create a bold retelling of Sir Gawain’s (Patel) struggle with honor when he is challenged by the mysterious Green Knight on Christmas Day.