The Independent Film Festival of Boston is here, and its signature blend of engaging and unique film selections will fill the Somerville Theatre, the Brattle Theatre, and the Coolidge Corner Theatre all week.
View the full schedule here and decide for yourselves; there’s a wealth of quality viewing! Three I’m particularly excited about:
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (2014) dir. Justin Simien
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film will explore racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world.
Mon, Apr 28 – 7:00 PM and Sun, Apr 27 – 8:30 PM @ Somerville
WE ARE THE BEST! (2013) dir. Lukas Moodysson Swedish w/English subtitles
From Swedish master Lukas Moodysson, the energetic story of three rebellious teenage girls who form a punk rock band to defy the stifling conformity of early-1980s Stockholm. WE ARE THE BEST! is a celebration of punk ideals and music as resistance to the narrow thinking, variable parenting, inconsistent authority, and frustrating sexism the girls encounter in their lives.
Sat, Apr 26 2:30 PM @ SOMERVILLE
THE EXHIBITOR (2013) dir. Scott Norwood
Local projectionist, film equipment expert, and filmmaker Scott Norwood crafted this beautiful documentary short about Dave Mead, the projectionist at the beloved Wellfleet Drive-In who still operates original 1950s projectors. A must for projection aficionados and anyone who’s interested in the “man behind the curtain.”
Mon, Apr 28 9:45 PM and Sat, Apr 26 9:15 PM @ Somerville
@ Box office: $12 / Online: $11
@ Box office: $16/ Online: $15
Regular screenings: $10/ Opening/Closing night: $14
Brattle, Coolidge, WBUR members & Students
Regular screenings: $11/ Opening/Closing night: $15
Much more information at the festival website. See you there!