BOSTON SPRINGS A FEHTIVAL: IFFB Announces 2015 lineup; Sundance winner “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl” to close fest

2015home-hero1Sundance Grand Jury and Audience Award winner “Me and Earl And the Dying Girl” will close the 2015 edition of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, which is happening April 22-29 at the Somerville, Brattle, and Coolidge Corner theatres in Somerville, Cambridge, and Brookline respectively (but none, as usual, actually IN Boston, heh heh). The film stars 2011 eCO Rising Stars Honors alum Thomas Mann along with newcomer RJ Cyler in a story about a couple of eccentric filmmaking high school buddies who are forced by one of their moms to spend time with a girl with leukemia.  Already critically lauded, with even some Oscar talk for star Mann, and being touted as an even more charming version of last year’s cancer-themed romance smash “The Fault In Our Stars“, it will hit theaters June 12 courtesy of Fox Searchlight.

Opening night film is another early festival favorite. “The End Of The Tour” stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segal, based on David Lipsky‘s 2010 book Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.  Eisenberg plays Lipsky, and Segal plays writer David Foster Wallace.

Every year, the Independent Film Festival of Boston puts together a spectacular lineup of films, and this year is no exception. One thing that does seem a bit unusual is that the fest is doc-heavy this year, with doc features outnumbering narrative features almost two to one. Here’s a complete list of titles coming this year, courtesy of the IFFB website; we’ll have more info and analysis of a number of films in the days ahead.


7 CHINESE BROTHERS directed by Bob Byington
BOB AND THE TREES directed by Diego Ongaro
A BRILLIANT YOUNG MIND directed by Ryan Piers Williams
DAY RELEASE directed by Geoffrey Cowper
DEATHGASM directed by Jason Lei Howden
EDEN directed by Mia Hansen-Love
FUNNY BUNNY directed by Alison Bagnall
H. directed by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS directed by Brett Haley
THE KEEPING ROOM directed by Daniel Barber
LOST COLONY directed by Christopher Holmes
THE OVERNIGHT directed by Patrick Brice
RESULTS directed by Andrew Bujalski
SLOW WEST directed by John Maclean
THEY LOOK LIKE PEOPLE directed by Perry Blackshear
THE TRIBE directed by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
WILDLIKE directed by Frank Hall Green


61 BULLETS directed by David Modigliani
ANGKOR’S CHILDREN directed by Lauren Shaw
BARGE directed by Ben Powell
BEING EVEL directed by Daniel Junge
BEST OF ENEMIES directed by Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville
BLACK PANTHERS directed by Stanley Nelson
CARTEL LAND directed by Matthew Heineman
THE CHINESE MAYOR directed by Hao Zhou
CIRCUS WITHOUT BORDERS directed by Susan Gray
CITY OF GOLD directed by Laura Gabbert
LOST CONQUEST directed by Mike Scholtz
DO I SOUND GAY? directed by David Thorpe
DWARVES KINGDOM directed by Matthew Salton
FINDERS KEEPERS directed by Bryan Carberry & J. Clay Tweel
FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD directed by Paul Goodwin
THE GREAT ALONE directed by Greg Kohs
GTFO directed by Shannon Sun-Higginson
I AM WHAT I PLAY directed by Roger King
IN TRANSIT directed by Albert Maysles, Lynn True, Nelson Walker, Ben Wu & David Usui
IRIS directed by Albert Maysles
KING GEORGES directed by Erika Frankel
LOOK OF SILENCE directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
LOVE BETWEEN THE COVERS directed by Laurie Kahn
MADE IN JAPAN directed by Josh Bishop
MORPHINE JOURNEY OF DREAMS directed by Mark Shuman
STRAY DOG directed by Debra Granik
SUNSHINE SUPERMAN directed by Marah Strauch
(T)ERROR directed by Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe
WELCOME TO LEITH directed by Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker
THE WOLFPACK directed by Crystal Moselle
THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE directed by Ellen Brodsky


ACTOR SEEKS ROLE directed by Michael Tyburski
ANOTHER MOONSCAPE directed by Maxim Hectors
ARTEMIS FALLS directed by Eliza McNitt
BLACKWELL directed by Ed Barnes
BULL directed by Julia Hutchison
CARAVAN directed by Keiran Watson-Bonnice
CENTRAL MARKET directed by Saleh Nass
DESK JOB directed by Jason Eaken
GREENLAND directed by Oren Gerner
HASTA LA VISTA directed by Matt Kazman & Matt Porter
HELP POINT directed by Andrew Margetson
KNIGHTSVILLE directed by Aly Migliori
LA NOCHE BUENA directed by Alex Mallis
PHANERON directed by Jonathan Case
PROM NIGHT directed by Josh Shayne
SAFE directed by Sean Temple
STEALTH directed by Bennett Lasseter
TICKY TACKY directed by Brian Petsos
TOBACCO BURN directed by Justin Liberman
WIRE CUTTERS directed by Jack Anderson
WORLD OF TOMORROW directed by Don Hertzfeldt


THE AMERICAN GURNER directed by Tim Jackson
AMERICAN RENAISSANCE directed by Jarred Alterman
AND COUNTING directed by Michelle Wood
THE BAD BOY OF BOWLING directed by Bryan Storkel
CROOKED CANDY directed by Andrew Rodgers
DUNK TANK CLOWNS directed by Daniel McGuire
ELGIN PARK directed by Danny Yourd
THE GNOMIST directed by Sharon Liese
GROWING LOCAL directed by Bridget Besaw
THE HERMIT directed by Lena Friedrich
IN-WAITING directed by Atsuko Okatsuka
LAST PYRAMID directed by Dave Schachter
THE MANY SAD FATES OF MR. TOLEDANO directed by Josh Seftel
SEVEN WAYS FROM SUNDAY directed by Robert Sickels
SILENCED IN SOUTHIE directed by Evan Dolan
SPEARHUNTER directed by Adam Roffman & Luke Poling
THE SURRENDER directed by Steve Maing
TAPPING IN directed by Steven Hathaway
TASHI AND THE MONK directed by Johnny Burke & Andrew Hinton
TINY OUT LOUD directed by Andrew Ina
UNMAPPABLE directed by Diane Hodson & Jasmine Luoma
THE WATERSHED directed by Elise Hugu & Daniel Cojanu