IFFBoston 2015 Selection Incoming!

IFFBoston 2015 Selection Incoming!

We’ve been patiently awaiting this years list of selections for the Independent Film Festival of Boston! Late Friday, the festivals newsletter with some exciting details dropped.

The festival opens April 22nd with Director James Ponsoldt’s THE END OF THE TOUR. James Ponsoldt will be in attendance. The festival runs through the 29th, closing with AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL, directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Author/screenwriter Jesse Andrews will be in attendance.

Other notable films are CALL ME LUCKY, from festival favorite Bobcat Goldthwait, who will also be in attendance.

Badges are set to go on sale next week, with tickets to follow a week later.

 

Film Review: The Spectacular Now

Film 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. [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.

[Read more…]