28th Annual Boston Film Festival begins TONIGHT

The 28th annual Boston Film Festival begins tonight at Theatre 1, formerly the Stuart Street Playhouse, at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street.

This year’s festival promises to be very fun, and the lineup they are presenting this year is excellent.

Here’s the schedule from Day One, from http://bostonfilmfestival.org:


6:45PM “Butter”

Director: Jim Field Smith
Writer: Jason A. Micallef
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Rob Corddry, Kristen Schaal, Phyllis Smith
Synopsis: In small-town Iowa, an adopted girl discovers her talent for butter-carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman in their town’s annual contest.
Run Time: 1:31


8:45PM “Head Games” — World Premiere

Director/Producer: Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”)
Producer: Bruce Sheridan
Executive Producer: Steve Devick
Starring: Chris Nowinski, Alan Schwarz, Isaiah Kacyvenski (NFL player), Cindy Parlow-Cone (Olympic gold medalist – women’s soccer), Dr. Robert Stern, PhD (BU neurologist in the movie), Eric Laudano (athletic trainer from Penn) Dr. Ann McKee, MD (neuro-pathologist), Dr. Bob Cantu, MD (neuro-surgeon), Doug Smith, MD (neur-traumatologist), Tina Master, MD (pediatrician), Steve Galetta, MD (neurologist), Laura Balcer, MD (neurologist), Keith Primeau (NHL All-Star)
Synopsis: “Head Games” tells the story of football player and wrestler Chris Nowinski’s quest to uncover the truth about the consequences of sports-related head injuries. It includes relevant science on brain trauma, advice on how to better deal with concussions at all levels of sports, and some of the tragic stories from sports such as football, hockey and soccer that have now been determined to be due to concussions.
Run Time: 1:40


10:30PM Opening Night Party
Emerald Lounge at the Revere Hotel