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Radio Boston Presents: The Departed


Radio Boston presents "Set in Boston" live, featuring a post-film panel discussion led by host Tiziana Dearing, with Dominga Martin, Ty Burr, and Casey Sherman.

Radio Boston's "Set in Boston" is a monthly segment celebrating, analyzing, and better understanding Boston's depiction in entertainment (especially film). For each installment, Radio Boston speaks with local critics about a specific movie set in Boston, exploring what it can tell us about Boston's cinematic representation, and how that does or does not accurately reflect our actual Greater Boston community.

This is the first live "Set in Boston" event, which will feature a screening of Martin Scorsese's 2006 epic crime thriller "The Departed," followed by an expert panel discussion led by Radio Boston host Tiziana Dearing. 

The Departed is set in South Boston, where the state police force is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to infiltrate Costello's mob. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime boss one step ahead of the police.

About our Panelists:

Dominga Martin is an award-winning film director and producer at the intersection of art and social justice, whose work has aired on BET, VH-1, MTV Music, TV One and Dominga is a Roxbury native and her first short film premiered at the Roxbury International Film Festival.

Ty Burr is the creator of the Substack e-newsletter "Ty Burr’s Watch List" (former Boston Globe film critic)

Casey Sherman is a Bestselling American author, journalist and screenwriter, known for his books, Helltown, Hunting Whitey, 12, The Finest Hours, and Patriots Day.


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The Departed
2hrs 31mins

Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, and Mark Wahlberg star in Martin Scorsese's winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.