Pick of the Week: Jackie

Pick of the Week: Jackie

In this column, we’ll spotlight one upcoming film hitting theaters we think is worth checking out!

Jackie,” is one of two films from Chilean director Pablo Larraín hitting theaters this month and stars Natalie Portman in the titular role. The film begins following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and follows First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy as she fights through the trauma of his loss. Check out the chilling trailer below!

 

Video Feature: Long Exposure

Video Feature: Long Exposure

From filmmaker Adrian Atwood, “Long Exposure,” is a haunting short film with some great brooding sound design and excellent photography. A lone hiker/photographer is hiking in the woods when he stumbles upon something he’ll soon wish he didn’t see through his lens. Check it out below, and head here to learn more about Atwood’s film on his blog.

Long Exposure from Adrian Atwood on Vimeo.

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

TONY ROBBINS: I AM NOT YOUR GURU, is a feature doc about well known business strategist/motivational speaker Tony Robbins, and goes behind the scenes of his mammoth seminar “Date With Destiny.” Director Joe Berlinger was at the Brattle Theatre for a Q&A following the film, check out these excerpts:

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Real Boy

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Real Boy

A short excerpt from the IFFBoston Q&A director Shaleece Haas and subject Joe Stevens field questions from the audience! Learn more about Real Boy here.

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Jahar

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Jahar

In this short Q&A segment from the Independent Film Festival of Boston, NPRs Bob Oaks moderates a discussion with filmmakers Zolan Kanno-Youngs & Henry Hayes about their film JAHAR.

IFFBoston ’16 Review: Transpecos

IFFBoston ’16 Review: Transpecos

The United States border with Mexico is nearly 2,000 miles. The agency in charge, U.S Customs and Border Protection, protect the border with patrols, and checkpoints throughout the miles of empty desert. They’ve seen and experienced wild things in their years, and filmmaker Greg Kwedar sought to capture some of their stories in “Transpecos.” [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Transpecos

We checked out the excellent TRANSPECOS last night at IFFBoston, the review is on its way, but check out this excerpt from the festival Q&A. Director Greg Kwedar talks about what inspired the film.

IFFBoston ’16 Review: The Best and Most Beautiful Things

“The Best and Most Beautiful Things” is a wonderful film about the journey of a legally blind woman with high functioning Asperger’s Syndrome, and her inability to let anything stand in the way of her drive and ambition to chase her dreams.

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“Who is Lydia Loveless” IFFBoston ’16 Performance

We were fortunate to capture Lydia Loveless treating the Q&A audience to an acoustic performance following the screening of “Who is Lydia Loveless” at the Brattle Theatre. Check it out below!

IFFBoston ’16 Review: Always Shine

Beth (Caitlin FitzGerald) is a young actress who seemingly has got everything going for her – she’s continually working, and making residuals off her commercial work. [Read more…]