There was quite a lot of film fans in evidence at the Somerville Theatre last night – Kim and I took in “Finders Keepers” and found it to be quite good – hilariously fun, somewhat pathetic, and seriously well done.
Here’s Friday’s listings – check around, some of the shows may already be sold out by the time you read this, and remember, there are usually a few tickets left in the “rush line” when it comes to most features. Here we go! * means Kim and TC will be in attendance, so come by and say HI if you get a chance! Descriptions are from the official IFFB Website.
Somerville Theater 1, 7:30 PM – The Overnight
A young couple (Adam Scott and Taylor Schilling), new to Los Angeles, spend an increasingly bizarre evening with the parents of their son’s new friend. Also starring Jason Schwartzman.
Somerville Theater 2, 7:15 PM – Angkor’s Children
Somerville Theatre 2, 9:30 PM – 61 Bullets
Senator Huey Long and his alleged assassin Dr. Carl Weiss die in a hail of bullets. 79 years later, their families search for closure.
Somerville Theatre 3, 7 PM – Top Spin
Three teenagers battle their way through the world of competitive ping pong.
Somerville Theatre 3, 9:45 PM – Short Program E – Documentaries
Somerville Theatre 4, 7:15 PM – Short Program H – Documentaries (Rush Tickets only)
Somerville Theatre 4, 9:45 PM – Short Program D – Narrative (Rush Tickets only)
Somerville Theatre 5, 7 PM – Do I Sound Gay?*
A personal exploration of the stereotype of the “gay voice” and its impact.
Somerville Theatre 5, 9:15 PM – The Tribe (Rush Tickets only)
Set at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf, this narrative unfolds purely through sign language without a need for employing subtitles or voiceover, resulting in a unique, never-before-seen cinematic experience that engages the audience on a new level.
Brattle Theatre, 7 PM – Heaven Adores You (Rush Tickets only)
An intimate, meditative inquiry into the life and music of Elliott Smith.
Brattle Theatre, 9:30 PM – They Look Like People
Suspecting that those around him are actually malevolent shape-shifters, a troubled man questions whether to protect his only friend from an impending war, or from himself.
In addition to regular programming today at the Somerville and Brattle, the following is being held at UMass Boston:
2 PM – Directors Luncheon: a Tribute to Albert and David Maysles
4 PM – Panel – Video Essays
7 PM – Film – Hot Type: 150 Years of “The Nation”
All events at UMass Boston are free of charge.
And don’t forget, tonight is IFFB’s Weekend Kickoff Party – now open to the public! Join IFFB personnel, filmmakers, badgeholders, and everyone else at Tastyburger in Harvard Square beginning at 9:30 – 21 and older only. $25/person – if you preorder tickets online, you will need to pick up your tickets at Somerville Theater.
For full and complete info on the festival, the films, the venues, and more, visit the official website for IFFB at IFFB official site, and tell them you saw it on eCinemaBoston.
Be here tomorrow for a complete rundown of the crazy full schedule for Saturday!