We are bringing you info on the various movies playing at the Boston Film Festival this week. All films are playing at the Kendall Square Theater in Cambridge.
Filmmaking sisters Athena and Alyssa Lobit are presenting the world premiere of their first film, The Things We Carry, on Monday's program at the Boston Film Festival.
Here's the film's synopsis from their website:
The Things We Carry, a personal story, marks the debut of the Lobit Sisters (Athena, Producer; Alyssa, Writer & Actress).
Home from backpacking through South East Asia for three years, thrill-seeker Emmie
(ALYSSA LOBIT) returns to Los Angeles, after receiving a mysterious letter from Ricky,
a companion of her recently-deceased drug-addict mother, Sunny (ALEXIS RHEE).
She's looking for Ricky to retrieve what Sunny left for her and has a single clue in hand:
The Best Motel, the dingy den in the San Fernando Valley that Sunny last called home.
Tracking down a junkie is easier said than done and along the way Emmie gets help
from various people who knew her mother. Among them are Kim (ILENE GRAFF), the
woman-child who permanently lives at the dumpy Best, Jeremiah (JOHNNY WHITWORTH),
the one guy who might make it out of this drug scene alive if only everything was different,
and Leslie (DANIEL ZACAPA), a colorful man whose potential has long since faded.
The hunt is intensified when Emmie's sister Eve (CATHERINE KRESGE) shows up.
The two had pushed rather than drifted apart, due to their different approaches in
dealing with their addict mother. Eve stayed behind and took care of Sunny until the
dirty end. Meanwhile, Emmie took off for more exotic pastures, determined to live her
United in the effort to find their mother’s package, the sisters maintain their stand-off,
exposing old wounds, while also re-discovering their lost connection.
This journey through the San Fernando
Valley and the past allows the sisters to come to peace with themselves, their mother,
and each other about their different approaches to life.
In addition to it's world premiere this evening, The Things We Carry will also be playing soon on the west coast at the following festivals:
SAN DIEGO ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL
WEST COAST PREMIERE
Sunday, Oct. 18 @ 7:10pm
HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES PREMIERE
Sunday, Oct. 25 @ 5pm