BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL: IFFB announces film slate

iffb2014It’s that time of year again, folks! As if we weren’t already hip deep into Boston’s spring “fethival” season, now the biggie has announced it’s lineup!

The Independent Film Festival of Boston will take place April 23-30, 2014 at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, with screenings also happening at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and one or two other venues as well. This year’s lineup includes a number of WORLD PREMIERES (take that, FILMMAKER Magazine) and some of the most buzzed about titles in the January festival circuit as well. This year – Boston’s film lovers have hit the MOTHERLODE!

Here’s the lineup – more information about the films will be forthcoming:

Opening Night Film
BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY directed by Gita Pullapilly & Aron Gaudet

Closing Night Film
MOOD INDIGO directed by Michel Gondry

Narrative Features

A FOR ALEX directed by Alex Orr
BELLE directed by Amma Asante
BIG SIGNIFICANT THINGS directed by Bryan Reisberg
BOYHOOD directed by Richard Linklater
CAVALRY directed by John Michael McDonagh
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE directed by Justin Simien
THE DOUBLE directed by Richard Ayoade
FAT directed by Mark Phinney
FORT TILDEN directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers
HELLION directed by Kat Candler
I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS directed by Leah Meyeroff
KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER directed by David Zellner
LOCKE directed by Steven Knight
OBVIOUS CHILD directed by Gillian Robespierre
PALO ALTO directed by Gia Coppola
PING PONG SUMMER directed by Michael Tully
RUBBER SOUL directed by Jon Lefkovitz
THE SACRAMENT directed by Ti West
SKELETON TWINS directed by Craig Johnson
STARRED UP directed by David Mackenzie
TRAP STREET directed by Vivian Qu
THE TRIP TO ITALY directed by Michael Winterbottom
WE ARE THE BEST directed by Lukas Moodysson
WILD CANARIES directed by Lawrence Michael Levine

Documentary Features

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard
78 PROJECT directed by Alex Steyermark
9 MAN directed by Ursula Liang
AYITI TOMA directed by Joseph Hillel
THE CASE AGAINST 8 directed by Ben Cotner & Ryan White
EVERY EVERYTHING directed by Gorman Bechard
FIGHT CHURCH directed by Bryan Storkel
FREEDOM SUMMER directed by Stanley Nelson
IN COUNTRY directed by Mike Attie & Meghan O’Hara
JON IMBER’S LEFT HAND directed by Richard Kane
LIFE ON THE V: THE STORY OF V66 directed by Eric Green
ONE CUT, ONE LIFE directed by Lucia Small & Ed Pincus
OVERNIGHTERS directed by Jesse Moss
POINT AND SHOOT directed by Marshall Curry
PRINT THE LEGEND directed by Luis Lopez & Clay Tweel
PROJECT WILD THING directed by David Bond
RICH HILL directed by Tracy Droz Tragos & Andrew Droz Palermo
RIOT ON THE DANCE FLOOR directed by Steve Tozzi
THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO directed by Ian Cheney
STARFISH THROWERS directed by Jesse Roesler
THE SUPREME PRICE directed by Joanna Lipper
THIS TIME NEXT YEAR directed by Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman
TOUGH LOVE directed by Stephanie Wang-Breal
VESSEL directed by Diana Whitten
WEB directed by Michael Kleiman
WICKER KITTENS directed by Amy C. Elliot

Short Films

25.7 directed by David Abel
A PLACE CALLED PLUTO directed by Steve James
AFRONAUTS directed by Frances Bodomo
THE APOTHECARY directed by Helen Hood Scheer
BEAUTIFUL DREAMER directed by Brian Paccione
BHIWANI JUNCTION directed by Abhi Singh
THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST directed by Moon Molson
CHOREOGRAPHY directed by David Redmon & Ashley Sabin
DISCONNECTED directed by Ludovic Littee
DISTANCE directed by Aimee Long
THE EXHIBITOR directed by Scott Norwood
FIRST PRIZE directed by Kevin McMullin
FONT MEN directed by Dan Covert
FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS directed by Tim O’ Donnell
THE HERO POSE directed by Mischa Jakupcak
HOUSEKEEPING directed by Catherine Licata
LAMBING SEASON directed by Jeannie Donohoe
LOMAX directed by Jesse Kreitzer
MARQUEE directed by Joseph Stankus
THE MORNING OF EVERYTHING directed by Jeff Stern
NAILED IT directed by Jean-Paul Discisio
OTHERWORLDLY directed by Evan Mann
OVERPASS LIGHT BRIGADE directed by Dusan Harminc & Matt Mullins
PAUL THE DOWSER directed by Kire Paputts
RAT PACK RAT directed by Todd Rohal
REAL ETHEREAL directed by Evan Mann
SAMNANG directed by Asaph Polonsky
SEASICK SAILOR directed by Torre Catalano
SHE LOOK GOOD directed by Carly Short
SO YOU’VE GROWN ATTACHED directed by Kate Tsang
SPACEMAN directed by Chloe Lee
STUMPED directed by Robin Berghaus
TOKEN EXHANGE directed by Aaron Matthews
TRASHCANLAND directed by Christopher Ward
WALLACE directed by Ian McCulloch
WHAT I HATE ABOUT MYSELF directed by Bobby Moser & Ben Mullinkosson

What an AWESOME Lineup! A lot of the films we’ve been dying to see since January are coming, and we’ve actually already seen one or two of the films as well, so we know it’s going to be a HUGE fest this year. Now, if only they don’t schedule everything we want to see opposite each other…hope hope hope…

Cheers to the team at IFFBoston for putting together such a great lineup of films this year. We’ll have more info about the films as they become available, but I know one thing – the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, RICH HILL, is coming, and we’ve already seen it @ the Salem Film Fest – it’s a DO NOT MISS film, and should be a highlight of any filmgoer’s plans for this year’s fest.  A number of other winners from other fests are also in the lineup, and so we’re going to be scrambling to get to as many films as possible this year.

Stay tuned to eCinemaBoston and IndieFilmSpotlight fore more as it becomes available!