Filmmaker Jean Luc-Godard once said, "The cinema is truth at 24 frames per second," making slow-mo sports replays and sped-up Benny Hill gags nothing but cruel, cruel lies. Get the real deal with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two cinema and art gallery tickets for any show at Real Art Ways (up to an $18 value).
Founded in 1975, Real Art Ways is one of the United States' leading innovative contemporary-arts organizations. The cinema at Real Art Ways screens first-run and classic independent films seven nights a week for the viewing pleasure of card-carrying art haus-ers and visually starved celluloid fanatics alike ($9 for non-members, $5 for members). Leave the distracting 4G smart-toaster at home to put all the focus on Life 2.0, a thought-provoking film about human interaction in the digital age. Vintage hits like the horrifying Japanese 1977 flick House and the slightly less-horrifying 1955 Guys and Dolls share silver-screen space with surprising ease. Visit the calendar for a full list of show times.
A movie ticket doubles as a ticket to the adjacent art gallery, a room capable of eliciting powerful emotions from a startling lack of actual motion. Elane Gan's Considering Rice features stunning images of a 2000 year-old agricultural tradition, while Olu Oguibe's contemplation of New England's stone walls (opening October 21) explores the metaphorical and metaphysical aspects of these great dividers. Real Art Ways is a vital and dynamic space full of eyeballable splendor.
Though reviews are limited, Real Art Ways gets a perfect five-star average rating from a mere three Yelpers.
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