Following the screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE at IFFBoston Justin Simien talks about his film, how he used twitter to workshop a character, and more in this excerpt from the festival’s Q&A. Read our full review of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE here.
I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen a first feature from a filmmaker and been as impressed as I was with “Dear White People.” Justin Simien’s film has such a tight narrative, woven with deep social commentary and satire, and told by an amazing ensemble of characters.
“The Case Against 8” is a powerful documentary filmed over the course of five years that tells the story of the battle over the rights for gay couples to legally marry in the state of California. It’d be easy for a film like this to get lost in a maze of legalese and court room …
Director Colin Healey, and lead Rachel McKeon discuss HOMEMAKERS, following its screening at the Somerville Theatre. Read our full review of the film here.
Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara discuss their film IN COUNTRY, a documentary about a platoon of Vietnam War reenactors from Oregon. Read our full review here.
Soul searching films are a staple for independent film because film, like other art forms, is a reflection of humanity. “Homemakers,” is a film about a girl returning to her late-Grandfather’s abandoned Pittsburgh home, and seeking to restore it.
Chances are, at one point or another you’ve seen or heard of war reenactors. Growing up in Massachusetts, on more than one occasion we went up to Lexington on Patriots Day to see the Revolutionary War unfold before us. Before “In Country,” I had no idea that anyone reenacted the Vietnam War, which is what …