City HallOctober 21, 2020
An epic look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.
Private AffairsJuly 5, 1940
A girl decides to consult her natural father, whom she's never seen, for advice on her mixed-up love life.
Pieces of a WomanDecember 30, 2020
A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.
I Don't Wanna See Things Other People Can'tOctober 11, 2019
A man goes on a walk to clear his mind.
Damrell's FireApril 1, 2006
Fire Chief John Damrell saves Boston from a firestorm like the one that destroyed Chicago only one year before(1871). He then launches a crusade to save America's cities from the conflagrations that plague them.
We Want The Airwaves: The WFNX StoryOctober 13, 2013
After 30 years as Boston's fiercely independent Alternative music station, WFNX announces that it is being sold to Clear Channel Communications, and news of the sale rattles generations of music fans who had grown to believe that WFNX would always exist at 101.7 on their FM dial. As the station counts down its last sixty days on the air, current and former WFNX employees reminisce about the station's rich history and reflect on what the sale of this perennial David in a land of radio Goliaths says about the changing ways we relate to music and media.
The Battle of Comm Ave.: Boston University vs. Boston CollegeNovember 1, 2009
Take a gripping journey through the Boston University-Boston College rivalry's storied history, defining moments and recent glories. These legendary programs have gone at each other for nearly a century. Each team measures its own success--at least in part--by its performance against the other. They've recruited the same kids, battled for the same titles, and chase the same championship.
A dramedy about Carla, an aspiring singer estranged from her family, who hopes to find solace by attending her father's funeral.
Should a Woman Tell?December 29, 1919
A village girl, on a visit to the city of Boston, is taken advantage of by a man there, and returns to her home feeling sullied and ashamed. A young man who had once sought her hand returns from years away in Europe and reiterates his suit.
Mission of Burma Live at the BradfordJanuary 1, 1994
In 1983, now legendary post-punk icons Mission of Burma performed two highly regarded farewell shows at the Bradford Hotel in Boston. At the very peak of their power, the band was calling it quits due to guitarist Roger Miller's worsening tinnitus (ringing in the ears), no doubt brought on by their pummeling live performances. Those who were there recall a highly emotional evening: the band and audience were deeply connected through the enormity of what was about to be lost, which inspired Burma to rip through their sets with a passion that was both brutal and bittersweet.
Every weekend for six years, Jessica takes a bus from NYC, where she lives and works as a set decorator, to Boston, her hometown, where she cares for her dad, Aloysius, who is 87 and has advanced Alzheimer's disease.
The Beanpot 50th AnniversaryFebruary 23, 2004
Thousands of exuberant fans fill Boston's FleetCenter arena to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the annual Beanpot Hockey Tournament -- a four-team, midwinter competition featuring the teams from Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University and Harvard University. Joining the 2002 lineup for this commemorative sports event are seven Boston College players from the 1952 squad that participated in the inaugural tournament.
Life on the V: The Story of V66April 27, 2014
Boston's V66 music video station came and went in the mid-1980s but in the 18 months on the air, it was one of the only over-the-air music video channels ever created. But even popular success didn't mean it was going to last...
MarathonJanuary 1, 1965
Started as a class project in what was likely the first filmmaking course ever taught at Harvard, Marathon documents the running of the 1964 Boston Marathon.
West Of HereJune 9, 2002
Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and takes the family's antique truck for the promised land of California, but on the way a chance encounter reunites him with an old college flame, Genevieve (Fried Green Tomatoes' Mary Stuart Masterson), who joins his journey.
The Autumn HeartJanuary 27, 1999
When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack Davidson) 16 years ago. What they discover is that while they have struggled, their father has become a wealthy man and their brother is in school at Harvard.
NOT A PHOTOGRAPH documents the resurrection of the seminal post-punk band Mission of Burma, beginning in 2002 and continuing to the present. For a band deemed 'too ahead-of-their-time' during their initial existence, NOT A PHOTOGRAPH follows Mission of Burma's struggle to breathe new life into a tale that's already been recorded in rock's history books -- one that's placed them under the bright lights of acclaim, influence and legend.
Same Sex AmericaApril 22, 2005
In the spring of 2004, Massachusetts began the final battle of its journey towards legalizing same-sex marriage. This documentary follows a few local couples & their families through the months leading up to & shortly after that defining occasion in LGBTQ+ history, culminating in their respective weddings. Also includes interviews with active opponents attempting to discourage the movement (& failing, of course). Premiered at the Independent Film Festival of Boston in April 2005, just a month short the decision's one-year anniversary.
Irish EyesJuly 22, 2004
"Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as children, Thomas and Sean Phelan grow up building their lives on opposite ends of the law. Thomas, the studious and responsible brother, creates a better life for himself through education and hard, honest work. Eventually, he builds a successful career as a US Attorney. Sean, the more rebellious of the two, gets caught up in a life of crime and rises through the ranks to become the head of the Irish Mob.