BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL: Independent Film Festival of Boston, Day 2

2015home-hero1Greetings all, and welcome to eCinemaBoston‘s daily itinerary of the 13th annual Independent Film Festival of Boston!  There are EIGHT feature films and three shorts programs running today at the Somerville and Brattle Theatres, plus an additional film at UMass Boston. Here we go – all descriptions are from the official website for the fest, which is at http://iffboston.org! * means we’re planning to attend this feature, and hope to see you there!

Somerville 1, 7:30 PM  – Being Evel

The real story behind the myth of American icon Robert “Evel” Knievel.

Somerville 2, 7:15 PM – Love Between The Covers

Pulling back the covers on the billion dollar romance novel industry.
Somerville 2, 9:45 PM – Dwarves Kingdom
The compelling story of a theme park featuring performances by little people (with dwarfism) who live in a fantasy recreation of a magical empire.
Somerville 3,  7 PM – Finders Keepers*
A true story of fame, addiction and a custody battle over a man’s leg.
Somerville 3, 9:30 PM – Shorts Program C
A collection of narrative short films.
Somerville 4, 7 PM – Shorts Program A
A collection of narrative short films.
Somerville 4, 9:30 PM – Shorts Program D
A collection of documentary short films.
Somerville 5, 7:15 PM – Slow West (sold out- rush tickets only)
At the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish (Kodi Smit-McPhee) journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas (Michael Fassbender), a mysterious traveler, and hotly pursued by a gang of outlaws.
Somerville 5, 9:15 PM – (T)error
Unprecedented profile of a former revolutionary turned informant during an active counterterrorism sting operation.
Brattle Theatre, 7 PM – Results
In Andrew Bujalski’s latest film, Kevin Corrigan is a recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable slob making a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. Also starring Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders.
Brattle Theatre, 9:45 PM – Eden
Greta Gerwig and Brady Corbet star in the exhilarating new film from French auteur Mia Hansen-Love (FATHER OF MY CHILDREN, IFFBoston 2010), which traces the rise of the French electronic-music boom in the 1990s. Features music by Daft Punk
UMass Boston, 7 PM – The Amina Profile (Free Event)
Amina Arraf became a star blogger when her online Montreal girlfriend encouraged her to launch A Gay Girl in Damascus. The global hunt that ensued after Arraf was kidnapped when Syria entered the Arab Spring in 2011 leads to a shocking truth, and a commentary on identity in the Information Age.

There are also two daytime panels being held at UMass Boston, as a joint effort between IFFB and UMass Film Summit:
2:oo PM – Law and Documentary Panel
Explore the changing relationship between docs, social justice institutions, and activism.

4 PM – Massachusetts Works In Progress Competition
Local filmmakers will present short clips before an audience of filmgoers, potential funders, broadcasters, festival programmers, brand partners, and industry insiders.

There is also a pre-film reception and post film discussion for The Amina Profile noted above.

All in all it’s a very busy day for just the second day of IFFB, and things are just getting started – as the weekend rolls in, you will NOT believe all the features hitting the fest. We’ll have your Daily IFFB itinerary as always every morning throughout the festival, right here on eCinemaBoston – don’t forget to tell your friends to check us out and be sure to post on Facebook and tweet to your friends about our coverage – we’ll be so glad you did…and so will YOU!

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