IFFBoston ’16 Q&A – Haveababy

A short clip with HAVEABABY Director Amanda Micheli following the screening of the film at the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

IFFBoston ’16 Q&A: The Peacemaker

Following the IFFBoston screening of THE PEACEMAKER at the Brattle Theatre, director James Demo and Padraig O’Malley answer some questions about the film.

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: Beyond the Wall

“Beyond the Wall,” asks the question, “What happens to prisoners when they leave prison?” Through personal stories of six former prisoners, the film tells the story of the challenges of life on the outside.

Filmed in Lowell and Lawrence, MA the film takes place along the backdrop of a nation horribly addicted to opioids -with the focus on recovery rather than the epidemic.

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

The film screens Sunday, May 1 at 7:30p at the Somerville Theatre.

IFFBoston ’16 Spotlight: Always Shine

“Always Shine,” from Sophia Tikal tells the story of two actresses traveling to Big Sur for a weekend vacation, looking to reconnect after years of competition has driven them apart. Takal returns to IFFBoston, her excellent film “Green,” having screened at the festival in 2011.

The film stars Mackenzie Davis (Halt & Catch Fire) & Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex). The film premiered at Tribeca to some excellent reviews.

“Always Shine” screens Friday, April 29th at 7:00p at the Somerville Theatre. Head to IFFBoston.org for tickets.

Check out a clip from the film below:

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!