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 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: 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: 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…]

IFFBoston ’15 Video: I’ll See You in My Dreams Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: I’ll See You in My Dreams Q&A

A short excerpt of the Q&A that followed the IFFBoston 2015 screening of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS. Director and co-writer Brett Haley joined by co-writer Marc Basch answer questions about their great romantic dramedy. Read our full review.

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I’ll See You In My Dreams

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I’ll See You In My Dreams

Carol Petersen (Blythe Danner) is coming to terms with her twilight years. A widow of almost 20 years, Carol lives alone with her dog, and lives a relatively simple life. She meets her friends for bridge at the retirement community, she drinks wine, reads, and watches TV, and for all intents and purposes, she’s happy. But, things start to change when she has to put her dog down.

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IFFBoston ’15 Video: Morphine: Journey of Dreams Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: Morphine: Journey of Dreams Q&A

Following the screening of MORPHINE: JOURNEY OF DREAMS, director Mark Shuman is joined by members of the band for a Q&A!

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I Am What I Play

IFFBoston ’15 Review: I Am What I Play

“I Am What I Play,” from first time director Roger King take a handful of really well known DJs from prolific American Ardio Markets and tells their story. With personalities likes Charles Laquidara (Boston), Pat O’Day (Seattle), Meg Griffen (NYC), and Toronto legend David Marsden (aka David Mickie) – we move through their personal stories with a colorful backdrop of the music of the era.

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