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The Freshman 5: Identity Starter Kit

New to Boston? Time for a fresh start? Try one of these identities on for size.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 5, 2012

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THE FILM SNOB

Your taste runs from French New Wave to Italian Spaghetti Westerns, from Ozu to Ozon, and you're not afraid to get your hands dirty watching the latest Resident Evil sequel. Here's what the great movie-loving city of Boston offers your wan-skinned cinephilic obsessions.

WHERE TO ESCAPE MINDLESS BLOCKBUSTER DREK

•Coolidge Corner Theatre | 290 Harvard St, Brookline | 617.734.2500 | coolidge.org

•Brattle Theatre | 40 Brattle St, Cambridge | 617.876.6837| brattlefilm.org

•Harvard Film Archive | 24 Quincy St, Cambridge | 617.495.4700 | hcl.harvard.edu/hfa

•Somerville Theatre | 55 Davis Square, Somerville | 617.625.5700 | somervilletheatreonline.com

•Kendall Square Cinema | 355 Binney St, Cambridge | 617.499.1995 | landmarktheatres.com

PLACES TO DIG FOR FORGOTTEN CINEMA GEMS

•Video Underground | 385 Centre St, Jamaica Plain | 617.522.4949 | thevideounderground.com

•Newbury Comics | Multiple locations | newburycomics.com

•Main Street Video | 372 Mystic Ave, Somerville | 617.628.5514

•Hollywood Express | 1740 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 617.497.2001 | hollywoodexpressvideo.com

•Nuggets | 486 Comm Ave, Boston | 617.536.0679 | nuggetsrecords.com

ESSENTIAL FILM FESTIVALS

•The Boston Independent Film Festival | April 24-30 | iffboston.org

•The Boston Underground Film Festival | March | bostonunderground.org

•The LGBT Film Festival | TBA | bostonlgbtfilmfest.org

WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE LIKE A FILM NOIR

•Brood in cafés like the 1369 | 1369coffeehouse.com

•Get an extendable cigarette holder at Leavitt & Peirce | leavitt-peirce.com

•Buy a martini shaker and nice glasses at the Boston Shaker | thebostonshaker.com

WHERE TO BUY EYEWEAR TO MAKE YOU LOOK EVEN SMARTER

•SEE Eyewear | 125 Newbury St | 617.236.0105 | seeeyewear.com

•Vizio Optic | 11 Harvard St, Brookline | 617.739.4141 | viziooptic.com

•Arcade Optical | 318 Harvard St, Brookline | 617.232.9200 | myopticalexperts.com

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