IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Beneath the Harvest Sky

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Beneath the Harvest Sky

IFFBoston 2014 kicks off the evening of April 23rd at the Somerville Theatre with BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY, directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. The film premiered at Toronto last year, and tells the story of two best friends, that are looking to leave their industrial town in Maine, and dream of moving down to Boston. The friends go in avery different directions, one working the harvest on a potato farm, the other enters a world of drugs.

Pullapilly and Gaudet make their narrative feature debut with this film, both having come from a documentary background. Check out the trailer here, and get your tickets for the opening night of IFFBoston at iffboston.org.

 

IFFBoston 2013 Wrap-Up

IFFBoston 2013 Wrap-Up

Another amazing IFFBoston in the can! The 11th Annual Independent Film Festival of Boston wrapped Tuesday evening at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with “In a World…” with director/star Lake Bell in attendance. We at LonelyReviewer had a great time as always at the festival, look to our site for additional Q&A’s from the festival in the coming days.  [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’13 Review: 99% Occupy Wall Street

IFFBoston ’13 Review: 99% Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement was a fascinating event in our recent history, and was covered extensively by the media. In the documentary “99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film,” filmmakers Aairon Aites, Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic, and Lucian Read, set out to tell the story that wasn’t covered by news outlets, showing the movement through the eyes of the people on the ground. [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Our Nixon

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Our Nixon

Our Nixon” from director Penny Lane is a film composed entirely of archival footage following Richard Nixon through his presidency. The footage comes from various news outlets and, most interestingly, from home video captured by top Nixon staffers. The private footage was seized durring the Watergate investigation and has never been seen before.
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IFFBoston ’13 Review: Before You Know It

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Before You Know It

Before You Know It,” a documentary by director PJ Raval, chronicles a subject that I haven’t seen covered in any medium: the lives of gay seniors. All over the age of 65, Raval’s three subjects have dealt with so many diverse issues in their time – from sexual identity to politcal controversy – and are now navigating the challenges of elderly life. [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’13 Review: The Way, Way Back

IFFBoston ’13 Review: The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back” marks Nate Faxon and Jim Rash’s directorial debut. The team is best known previously for their writing work on Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” This film is a coming of age story about 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) and his summer with his mom (Toni Collette) and her difficult new boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell). [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’13 VIDEO Q&A – The Spectacular Now

IFFBoston ’13 VIDEO Q&A – The Spectacular Now

Following the screening of excellent film, The Spectacular Now – Director James Ponsoldt and co-writer Michael Weber  had a Q&A with the audience on the opening night of the Independent Film Festival of Boston.

IFFBoston ’13 Review: The Spectacular Now

IFFBoston ’13 Review: The Spectacular Now

We live at a time where teenagers in cinema are portrayed in a few very distinct ways: you have fantasy-filled “vampire” movies, highly stylized “High School Musical”-type movies, and high school sex comedies in the vein of “American Pie.” While I’m not looking to make a commentary on the quality of these films, they typically deal with “teenage problems” through metaphor or humor, and the characters rarely feel like real kids facing real issues.

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IFFBoston 2013 Q&A List

IFFBoston 2013 Q&A List

One of the great benefits of attending the Independent Film Festival of Boston isn’t just that you are seeing great films, often times the filmmakers of these great films stick around and answer questions! Below you’ll find a complete list of films that will have Q&A following them.

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IFFBoston ’13 Spotlight: The Way, Way Back

IFFBoston ’13 Spotlight: The Way, Way Back

A coming of age comedy directed by Nat Fixon and Jim Rash, “The Way, Way Back,” stars Liam James as 14-year old Duncan. On summer vacation with his mother Pam (Toni Collette) and her obnoxious boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell). An introverted fellow, Duncan finds his way to a water park, where he befriends Owen (Sam Rockwell), the manager of the park. [Read more…]