Boston Film Festival: Day Two

Hey all – the 27th annual Boston Film Festival is underway at Stuart Street Playhouse! Boston Popcorn and Indie Film Spotlight will be giving you a daily rundown of the featured films playing every day, so be sure to check back to find out all the great features!

For full info go to the festival’s website at http://bostonfilmfestival.org

For tickets head over to the festival’s ticketing site at http://bostonfilmfestival.ticketleap.com/

PLAYING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

12:00–2:15PM Shorts Program 1
Title: The Small Assassin
Director: Chris Charles
Title: The House I Keep
Director: Jhene Erwin
Title: Legacy
Director: Einar Thorsteinsson
Title: My Name is Julius
Director: Titi Yu
Title: Pie
Director: Jon Rosenbloom
Title: Light
Director: Kosta Nikas
Title: Sad Robot
Director: David Wendl
Title: Salvation Road
Director: Ka’ramuu Kush
Title: Le Miroir
Director: Sebastien Rossignol

 

3:00–4:30PM Panel Roundtable
From Script to Screen: Sam Jaeger (Parenthood) Director/Actor/Writer; Academy Award® nominee Keith Dorrington, Writer Producer of The Fighter; Eric Schaeffer, (Gravity) Director/Actor/Writer

 

5:00PM “Holy Man: The USA vs. Douglas White” — World Premiere
Director/Producer: Jennifer Jessum
Writer/Producer: Simon Joseph
Starring: Martin Sheen, Narrator
Synopsis: Holy Man is the story of Douglas White, an 88 year old- Lakota Sioux medicine man from Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in federal prison for a crime he did not commit. During the making of this film, filmmakers uncovered new evidence of White’s innocence and brought the case back to Federal Court. Holy Man offers a rare glimpse into the mysterious world of Lakota religion, their intimate connection to the land, and a provocative expose of the systemic injustice that Native Americans face in the criminal justice system.
Run Time: 1:24

 

7:00PM “Take Me Home” — East Coast Premiere
Director/Writer/ Producer: Sam Jaeger
Producer: Jane Kosek
Starring: Sam Jaeger, Victor Garber, Bree Turner, Lin Shaye, Amber Jaeger
Synopsis: For Thom and Claire, running from your problems is the best way to face them.
Run Time: 1:37

 

9:15PM “96 Minutes” — East Coast Premiere
Director/Producer: Aimee Lagos
Producer: Lee Clay, Justin Moore Lewy, Charlie Mason, Paul Gilreath
Starring: Brittany Snow, Evan Ross, Christian Serratos, J. Michael Trautmann, and David Oyelowo
Synopsis: Four kids. One night. One shocking act slams them headlong into each other, hurtling them toward a life-changing end. These 96 minutes will change everything…
Run Time: 1:40

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