A coming of age comedy directed by Nat Fixon and Jim Rash, “The Way, Way Back,” stars Liam James as 14-year old Duncan. On summer vacation with his mother Pam (Toni Collette) and her obnoxious boyfriend Trent (Steve Carrell). An introverted fellow, Duncan finds his way to a water park, where he befriends Owen (Sam Rockwell), the manager of the park. [Read more...]
Shot entirely in Massachusetts, it tells the story of Paul Harris, a research scientist who works on the outskirts of Boston. After a weekend tryst with a co-worker, his unreciprocated desires gradually turn into an infatuation.
The film keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout, and is certainly one of the not-to-miss movies of the festival.
Rubberneck screens at the Independent Film Festival of Boston, Tuesday, May 1st, at 9:30pm at the Coolidge Corner Theater. Tickets are available at iffboston.org.
Beauty is Embarrassing is a documentary about Wayne White, an artist, art director, illustrator, puppeteer. Known for his illustrations in the New York Times, and perhaps even more so for his designs in the iconic Pee Wee’s Playhouse, White has had an amazing career, that has continued today into paintings and other public works. Judging by the films trailer, I’m definitely interested in learning more about White and his body of unique and amazing work.
The film is directed by Neil Berkeley, and will be screening at the Somerville Theater, Monday, April 30th at 7:00pm. Tickets are available at iffboston.org.