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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…]
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.
“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.