IFFBoston ’15 Review: 61 Bullets

IFFBoston ’15 Review: 61 Bullets

David Modigliani’s last film at IFFBoston was “Crawford,” which screened back in 2008. One of my favorite parts of the Independent Film Festival of Boston is when talented filmmakeres are invited back with their new works – it’s always great to see how much they’ve progressed in the craft. “61 Bullets” is no exception.

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IFFBoston ’15 Review: Love Between the Covers

IFFBoston ’15 Review: Love Between the Covers

The romance novel industry is a multi-billion dollar business. The community is strong, tightly knit, and predominantly made up of women. Filmmaker Laurie Kahn was given complete access to this community for the past 3 years, and the films narrative follows along 6 published writers.

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IFFBoston ’15 Video: The End of the Tour Q&A

IFFBoston ’15 Video: The End of the Tour Q&A

James Ponsoldt and Jason Segel speak quite candidly about their experience making “The End of the Tour,” to the IFFBoston audience. Segel talks about his concerns going into the role, and how exactly they approached the story  they set out to tell.

 

IFFBoston ’15 Review: The End of the Tour

IFFBoston ’15 Review: The End of the Tour

James Ponsoldt is a talented filmmaker. With “The Spectacular Now,” Ponsoldt crafted a film with characters that were so well written, and a story about people that felt completely real – I couldn’t wait to see what came next. “The End of the Tour,” does it again.

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IFFBoston 2015 Kicks Off!

IFFBoston 2015 Kicks Off!

With lines around the block the 13th annual Independent Film Festival of Boston started things off with James Ponsoldt’s latest, “The End of the Tour.” The film, based on David Lipsky’s book “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself” tells the story of Lipsky (played by Jesse Eisenberg) and the time he spent with David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), interviewing him for Rolling Stone.

The film was followed by a Q&A with Director James Ponsoldt, and actor Jason Segel.

Our review of the film

Tips on Attending IFFBoston 2015

Tips on Attending IFFBoston 2015

Having attended the Independent Film Festival of Boston since 2006, I thought I’d [re]post a few tips from my past experiences to help YOU out for 2015!

What Should I See?

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IFFBoston ’15 Spotlight

IFFBoston ’15 Spotlight

In taking a look at what’s coming up at each years festival, I always like to pick out a few films to focus in on before the start of the fest. Of course, there are no bad films at IFFBoston, but, take a look below – and share what you’re looking forward to in the comments! [Read more…]

IFFBoston 2015 Lineup Announced!

IFFBoston 2015 Lineup Announced!

The 2015 IFFBoston Lineup is announced! A few days ago we highlighted the opening closing night films, as well as a few spotlights but the full details are in!

This year marks the 13th year of the festival, as always its homeless will be at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Sq, as well as screenings at the Brattle Theatre, Coolidge Corner Theatre, and UMass Boston. The festival will have almost 100 film screenings, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and a myriad of parties and events.

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Film Review: Get Hard

Film Review: Get Hard

“Get Hard” opens with a very conscious montage of the have and the have-nots, the working class versus the 1%. The opening was an interesting decision by the filmmakers – 30 seconds after this montage, the hope this film might make use smart comedy to make a political statement goes right out the door.

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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.