Here's the official press release from the Boston International Film Festival for this year's fest, happening from April 17-26 2009. We hope to provide some coverage of the festival here on BP, as well as our sister sites Popcorn N Roses, IndieFilmSpotlight, and on our podcast, Subject:CINEMA.
THE SEVENTH ANNUAL BOSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Boston, MA – The 7th annual Boston International Film
Festival opens Friday, April 17th, 2009 and will run though
Sunday, April 26th.
The Boston International Film Festival is proud to encourage and support
independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival strives to promote
international understanding, by bringing a variety of movies to the diverse Boston
community. These films will both entertain and educate viewers about the world
today. The goal of the festival is to display the passion and unique visions of the
filmmakers in an environment that brings all cultures together. This year's festival will
screen over a hundred short and feature films from six continents.
The Opening Night film, "What Doesn't Kill You," is the directorial debut for Boston-
native Brian Goodman. The drama stars Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke as
childhood friends, struggling to survive on the streets of South Boston.
"Nothing But The Truth" has been selected to close the festival. The film stars Kate
Beckinsale as a reporter, who exposes an undercover CIA agent and is arrested
when she withholds the identity of her source. The film is directed and written by
Rod Lurie and also stars Matt Dillon and Angela Bassett.
The festival screenings will take place at AMC/LOEWS
theater, Boston Common: 175 Tremont St, Boston, MA.
For more information about the festival you can visit our website,
www.bifilmfestival.com, contact us via e-mail, info@bifilmfestival,
or call 617-482-3900.