Attend A Screening of 'Motherhood' With Uma Thurman This Weekend
With megastars like George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey touting their new projects at the Toronto International Film Festival each September, the Boston Film Festival, which kicks off this week, has traditionally been overshadowed. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of BFF which has an impressive line-up of over 30 films and 22 shorts that will be screened between September 18th and 24th. Here's how you can get the most out of the festival this weekend.
What To See:
This year, BFF is honoring Uma Thurman with the Film Excellence Award. Uma's new movie, Motherhood will open the festival on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Landmark Kendall Square Theatre in Cambridge before the official awards ceremony. The independent comedy is about a New York City mom who has no idea what challenges she is about to face while planning her 6-year-old daughter's birthday party. Tickets for the Motherhood screening are still available via Landmark Theatre for a mere $9.75.
Where to stay and eat, after the jump.
Where to Stay:
Right now, The Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge is offering the perfect package for those of us who are dying to be on The Amazing Race, but for some reason still haven't gotten a call back from CBS. Hotel Marlowe's Amazing Race Package includes breakfast for two in their Bambara Restaurant, reservations for the complimentary use of mountain bikes, kayaks and all of the required gear, 2 Charles River Boat excursion tickets, one complimentary in-room Action Movie and an Amazing Race guide provided by the staff. Rates for the package start at $229 a night.
Where to Eat:
In honor of Uma's movie, Motherhood, check out Hungry Mother in Kendall Square. Hungry Mother's chef, Barry Maiden, was recently named one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs of 2009 for combining "ingredients from New England and the South with French techniques to create excellent, not-quite-traditional dishes." Maiden's specialties include a Berkshire Pork Loin and BBQ Ribs served with long cooked string beans, peaches and pepper oil for $24. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 617-499-0090 after 2 p.m.
· BFF [Official Site]
· Boston Loves Uma [OK! Magazine]
· Film Festivals coverage [Jaunted]