Five Nights in Maine – IFFBoston Q&A

In this video, “Five Nights in Maine” Director Maris Curran talks about her film, the cast, and the unique way the film was shot! Take a look, and read our review.

IFFBoston ’16 Review: Five Nights in Maine

Imagine learning more about someone you loved posthumously, but through someone they didn’t get along with? “Five Nights in Maine,” from Writer/Director Maris Curran is a really interesting story of mourning, starring David Oyelowo and the incredible Dianne Wiest.  [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’16 Review: The Hollars

John Krasinski takes the directing chair for the first time since “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men” with this sweet ensemble dramedy. “The Hollers,” led by Krasinski, also stars Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley, Richard Jenkins, and Margo Martingale.

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IFFBoston 2016 Pro-Tips!

I’m loving the theme for this years IFFBoston, “Make it Yours!” So, to help, I’m reposting my short IFFBoston veteran’s pro-tips list for 2016.

What Should I See?

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IFFBoston ’16 Spotlight: Paperback

A pizza cook who’s never left his college town meets the woman of his dreams, only to find out there’s a huge roadblock to them being together. “Paperback,” is writer, director, and lead actor Adam Bowers second feature film since his Sundance premiere “New Low.”

The film had its premiere at the 2015 Austin Film Festival, and screens at the Independent Film Festival of Boston this Saturday at 7:30pm.

Check out the trailer below, and head to IFFBoston.org for tickets!

IFFBoston ’16 Spotlight: Donald Cried

“Donald Cried,” is the story of Peter Latang (Jesse Wakeman), who returns to his hometown of Warwick Rhode Island to bury his Grandmother. From working class roots, he’s reinvented himself as a slick Wall Street mover and shaker. Peter loses his wallet, and is stranded, and the only person he can think of to help him is next door neighbor and former childhood friend Donald Treebeck (Kris Avedisian). What happens next is a long van road trip into their past.

still_donaldThe film premiered at SXSW and is director Kris Avedisian’s feature debut.

“Donald Cried” screens Saturday, April 30th at 4:30pm at the Somerville Theatre.

Head to IFFBoston.org to pick up your tickets, and head to film’s website to see a clip!

IFFBoston ’16 Spotlight: The Anthropologist

“The Anthropologist” is the parallel stories of two women, Margaret Mead, who popularized cultural anthropology in America, and Susie Crate, an environmental anthropologist currently studying the impact of climate change. [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’16 Spotlight: Best and Most Beautiful Things

“Best and Most Beautiful Things,” from Boston based filmmaker Garret Zevgetis, follows a graduate of Watertown’s Perkins School for the Blind on an unexpected path of self-discovery. The films subject, Michelle Smith, grew up in rural Maine and attended the famous Perkins School for the Blind, known for its famous student Helen Keller.

The film follows Michelle as she disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation. The trailer shows a film with humor and bold curiosity – looking for love and freedom as part of a provocative fringe community.

The film screens at IFFBoston on April 30, at 2pm at the Somerville Theatre.

Check out the trailer below, and head to IFFBoston.org for tickets!

 

IFFBoston 2016 Line-Up Announced!

IFFBoston 2016 Line-Up Announced!

Spring is around the corner, and we’re excited to see the official 2016 lineup for the Independent Film Festival of Boston! The festival is entering its 14th year, and will take place April 27 – May 4, 2016 at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle in Harvard Square, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, as well as at UMass Boston. [Read more…]

Video of the Week: SPEARHUNTER

One of spotlight films from this years IFFBoston is now streaming on Vimeo! If you don’t remember, this film directed by Luke Poling and Adam Roffman, tells the story of the self-proclaimed world’s greatest spearhunter. Check out this amazing documentary short below, and thank me later!

SPEARHUNTER from Adam Roffman on Vimeo.