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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 [108 min.]

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 [102 min.] 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.

We Are The Best

Sat, Apr 26 2:30 PM @ SOMERVILLE

THE EXHIBITOR (2013) dir. Scott Norwood [8 min.]

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


Regular Screenings

@ Box office: $12 / Online: $11

Opening/Closing Night

@ Box office: $16/ Online: $15

IFFBoston Members

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!

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