IFFBoston Spotlight 2014: Life on the V: The Story of V66

IFFBoston Spotlight 2014: Life on the V: The Story of V66

The Independent Film Festival of Boston always has an amazing selection of documentaries, and this year is no exception. For our first doc spotlight, I wanted to feature Life on the V: The Story of V66. The film is the debut feature documentary from Eric Green, and tells the story a popular music video channel that broadcast around Boston between 1985 and 1986, and disappeared from the airwaves after 18 months.

The doc focuses on the nostalgia, and the importance of the channel in the middle of the music video craze. It features channel co-founders John Garabedian, and Arnie Ginsberg, as well as various members of the Boston 80s music scene.

The films IFFBoston screening marks its world premiere. The film screens on Sunday, April 27 at 4pm at the Somerville Theatre. Buy Tickets Here.

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Big Significant Things

IFFBoston 2014 Spotlight: Big Significant Things

Things seem great for Craig (Harry Lloyd), stable job, great family, and he’s about start a new part of his life with his girlfriend, moving to San Francisco. He decides to hold off on his upcoming life changes by taking a solo road trip to the South, looking for all the “world’s largest” novelties.

The trailer looks great, as well as the buzz coming out of its SXSW Film Festival Premiere. Check it out below.

BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS screens as part of IFFBoston at the Somerville Theatre, Friday, April 25 at 7PM. Buy Tickets Here.

‘Big Significant Things’ Trailer from Bryan Reisberg on Vimeo.

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 ’13 VIDEO: In a World…Q&A with Lake Bell

IFFBoston ’13 VIDEO: In a World…Q&A with Lake Bell

Lake Bell had a great Q&A following the screening of “IN A WORLD…” at the closing night of the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Check out our review of the film here.

Column: IFFBoston ‘13 Experience: The Year of Whedonites

Column: IFFBoston ‘13 Experience: The Year of Whedonites

As April draws to a close each year, I look forward to the exit of snow, the entrance of beach days and most importantly, the Independent Film Festival Boston.  Like many a film fan, I would look longingly at the major film festival lineups, yearning for the cold establishment of Sundance, the searing hot mayhem of SXSW, the friendly Canadian discovery of TIFF, and the art-house bravado of Cannes.  I quietly hoped for the chance to be a part of the conversation.  So it is with all the awkward excitement of a pimply teenager that I claim IFFBoston as my first.  This year marked my fifth year of attendance at the festival and it was certainly unique. [Read more…]

IFFBoston ’13 Review: In a World…

IFFBoston ’13 Review: In a World…

“In a World…” marks Lake Bell’s first foray into feature film and its clear that she’s learned a lot in her long career. With “In A World,” she assembled an expert cast of characters and wrote a smart and funny script that plays to the strengths of every performer to create a short and entertaining film.

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IFFBoston ’13 Review: The East

IFFBoston ’13 Review: The East

Over the past couple years, the demonification of the wealthy has been riding pretty high. With the Occupy Wall Street movement and a Congress that grows increasingly disconnected from the voting base, the wealthier have become an easy target; currently having more in common with Lex Luthor than Daddy Warbucks. However, this focus has been placed firmly on the banking industry and politicians, and let’s be honest, we all know that there are plenty more rich people that can do just as much bad. Enter “The East,” a thriller offering just enough to set itself apart from the dregs of its genre, to remind us of the villainy of corporate America.

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IFFBoston’ 13 VIDEO: Willow Creek Q&A with Bobcat Goldthwait

IFFBoston’ 13 VIDEO: Willow Creek Q&A with Bobcat Goldthwait

Following the World Premiere at IFFBoston of his latest film, WILLOW CREEK, Bobcat Goldthwait was joined by lead actors Bryce Johnson, Alexie Gilmore to talk about what it was like filming in the forests of Northern California, Bobcat’s belief’s in Bigfoot, and coming of age tween Sasquatch books. Read our review of the film here.

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Willow Creek

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Willow Creek

I’m not a fan of found footage movies. In fact, since “The Blair Witch Project,” the only other found footage film I’ve enjoyed was “Cloverfield.” Then along came “Willow Creek,” Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest film, which is certainly a successful departure from his past work.

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IFFBoston ’13 Review: Some Girl(s)

IFFBoston ’13 Review: Some Girl(s)

“Some Girl(s),” adapted by Neil LaBute from his stage play of the same name, is a film from director Daisy von Scherler Mayer starring Adam Brody. The film tells the story of a unnamed man (for the purposes of this review, referred to as “Guy”) as he travels across the US visiting women from his past.

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