28th Annual Boston Film Festival – Day Four

The 28th Boston Film Festival continues through tomorrow at the refurbished Theatre 1 (formerly the Stuart Street Playhouse) at the Revere Hotel on Stuart Street.

Sunday has a little something for everyone – shorts, documentaries, and a critically-acclaimed Sundance and Toronto favorite that is getting a ton of Oscar buzz. Check it out, and we hope to see you there!


12:00–2:00PM Shorts Program 2

Title: Knocked Down
Director: Reaves Washburn
Title: Whiskey, Water of Life
Director: Shaun O’Connor
Title: The Boat
Director: Somchay Phakonkham
Title: In Our Hands
Director: Peter Bruenner
Title: Pedestrian Jar
Director: Evan Morgan
Title: Willowbrook
Director: Ross Cohen
Title: Exit 7a
Director: William Peters
Title: Eli’s Overcoat
Director: Erik Howell


2:30PM “Greedy Lying Bastards” — Advance Screening

Director: Craig Rosebraugh
Executive Producer: Daryl Hannah
Synopsis: What happens when one industry has too much power? Politicians become pawns. Laws are created and prevented. Regulations are bypassed. Information is controlled. Dissent is stifled. Our climate changes. And people die. “Greedy Lying Bastards” presents a searing indictment of the influence, deceit and corruption that defines the fossil-fuel industry. From the Gulf Coast to the tiny nation of Tuvalu, from Nigeria and Uganda to Peru and Alaska, filmmaker and political activist Craig Rosebraugh documents the impact of an industry that has continually put profits before people, waged a campaign of lies designed to thwart measures on climate change, used its clout to minimize infringing regulations and undermined the political process in the U.S. and abroad.
Run Time: 1:40


4:45PM “Wolves Unleashed” — Northeast Premiere — with “Recovered” (short documentary)

Director/Producer: Andrew Simpson
Synopsis: This film follows world-renowned animal trainer Andrew Simpson as he travels to the other side of the world to make the biggest wolf film ever attempted. Battling temperatures of -60C, the crew and wolves are tested physically and mentally on a daily basis. This film will make people question everything they thought they knew about wolves. They will see an animal that is graceful, caring and trusting. The animal action in this film has never been seen before. There are no computer effects; everything seen is real. This film will also show one man’s struggle as he wrestles with the decision to use his unique bond with these animals against them.
Run Time: 1:29


7:00PM “The Sessions” — Fox Searchlight — Special Screening

Director/Writer: Ben Lewin
Producers: Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth, Ben Lewin
Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy
Synopsis: Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, “The Sessions” tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined — at age 38 — to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.
Run Time: 1:35


9:00PM New Line/Warner Bros. Restored Film and Panel of “The Shining”