THIS MONTH: OCTOBER

A stirring TV drama reimagining, the latest must-read novel from a celebrated author and a forthcoming eatery specializing in Roman cuisine are just three of the things we're looking forward to in October:

FILM

OCTOBER 1:
Thrills, Chills, and Exquisite Horrors
Film series

Spooky season is officially upon us and MUBI has the perfect corresponding movie lineup. Programming includes Fabrice Du Welz’s Belgian-French horror film Alleluia, Danish master Nicolas Winding Refn’s Fear X, and the Ozploitation horror classic Wake in Fright, one of the few films to ever screen twice at Cannes.

DESIGN

NOW OPEN:
Boston Design Week
Design expo

A special fall edition of the annual design event, this year's Boston Design Week (which is actually three weeks long) combines both virtual and physical discussions, exhibits and tours. Participants can do everything from enjoy a plein air painting demonstration in the city's public garden to a walking meditation session on the grounds of the grand Eustis Estate.

LITERATURE

OCTOBER 5:
Fight Night by Miriam Toews
Book release

The latest novel from Women Talking and All My Puny Sorrows author Miriam Toews, Fight Night tells the tale of a grandmother and granddaughter struggling for independence in their cramped Toronto home. The pair undertakes a project whereby they'll explain their lives in letters never destined for the mailbox.

ART

NOW OPEN:
Velvet Other World: How Long Shall I Have to Wait
Kapp Kapp
Art exhibition

Velvet Other World, a collaboration between Josh Allen and Katrina Pisetti, opens its debut show at Kapp Kapp gallery. The duo's recent body of work (rendered largely in charcoal) focuses on the manipulation of the body through costume and form. Paradox is central to each work where the figure depicted is at once highlighted and abstracted like the garb and ornament they wear.

Velvet Other World's "Royal Court In the Love Light", 2021

FOOD

OPENING THIS FALL:
Mother Wolf
Los Angeles
Restaurant

Legend has it that Rome was founded by brothers (and demi-gods) Romulus and Remus who were raised by a female wolf. It's this tale that serves as inspiration for the latest dining establishment from star chef Evan Funke (Felix Trattoria), which will act as an homage to the Eternal City's cuisine. Though the full menu hasn't yet been revealed, diners can expect takes on classic antipasti, pasta and pizza.

Wonho Frank Lee

TV

NOW STREAMING:
Scenes From a Marriage
TV show

A reinterpretation of the seminal Ingmar Bergman series from the 1970s, HBO's version of Scenes From a Marriage proves as relevant as ever. The drama stars Juilliard classmates and long-time friends Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac as a married couple whose own relationship is unsettled by an argument they witness over dinner. Each episode more or less centers around a single conversation, offering dialogue and cinematography so intimate the scenes are as sorrowful as they are charged with the unpredictability of two people in love.

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