Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the story of Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Jim Allison, and his journey to discover how the immune system can cure cancer.
Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston)
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Independent Film Festival Of Boston (IFFBoston)
WHERE: Somerville, MA
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) was started in 2003 to provide Boston with the type of film event it had been looking for: one that discovers emerging talent and celebrates the leading edge of cinematic story tellers. A showcase for the best films from around the world—a festival that would bring directors, actors, producers, sponsors, and attendees together in an interactive environment.
LUCE directed by Julius Onah, and starring Naomi Watts and Tim Roth as a married couple, will open the 17th IFFBoston on Wednesday, April 24 at the Somerville Theatre.
Independent Film Festival Boston Reveals 2014 Film Lineup; Fest to Open with “Beneath The Harvest Sky” and Close With “Mood Indigo”
The Independent Film Festival Boston unveiled the film lineup, including the opening and closing night films for this year’s festival taking place April 23 and April 30, 2014.
Kicking off the festival this year will be Beneath The Harvest Sky, written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly, which tells a teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town. Closing the festival will be the French film, Mood Indigo, directed by Michael Gondry, and starring Audrey Tautou, which follows a woman who suffers from an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.
THIS IS MARTIN BONNER directed by Chad Hartigan, and DIRTY WARS directed by Richard Rowle took the top independent films awards at the 2013 Independent Film Festival Boston (IFFBoston) which came to a close on Tuesday night, April 30th. THIS IS MARTIN BONNER about ‘two men from different walks of life form a tentative connection that slowly grows into friendship’ received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature, and DIRTY WARS which explores the “… two wars being waged in the Middle East: the one widely covered by the media, and the covert war nobody ever hears about” received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature.
The jury and audience award prizes are as follows:
“The Spectacular Now” to Open and Lake Bell’s “In a World …” to Close 2013 Independent Film Festival Boston
The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) taking place April 24 – April 30, 2013, announced the films that will be featured at the eleventh annual festival.
The festival will take place at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and new venues UMass Boston and Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel in Boston.
The Independent Film Festival Boston earlier this year revealed that actor Casey Affleck, will be the new Creative Advisor for the 2013 edition of the festival. Casey Affleck will serve a multi-faceted role which includes outreach to talent, connecting the festival with local charities, and advising on festival growth.
THE SPECTACULAR NOW directed by James Ponsoldt will open the 11th annual festival on April 24th at the Somerville Theatre, and “IN A WORLD…” written, directed, and starring Lake Bell, will close the festival on Tuesday April 30th.
Other notable films screening at the festival include:
The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston)revealed the films that will be screened at the 2011 festival, taking place April 27- May 4, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. “BEING ELMO” directed by Constance Marks will open the 9th annual festival on April 27th, making it the first time the festival will open with a documentary. The film follows Kevin Clash, from humble upbringings as he follows his dream to become a puppeteer and one day work […]