As we told you last week, the fall Fethvial season is getting underway in the Boston area. While not as active (or exhausting) as the Spring period, there is still a lot to choose from. This weekend’s offerings are about as polar opposite as you can get.
Beginning Thursday and running through Sunday, The 2015 Boston Asian American Film Festival features the best in Asian American cinema. This year’s lineup opens with Seoul Searching (a Sundance alum), at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, and concludes Sunday afternoon with Miss India America. Plus there’s close to a dozen other great films in the days in between. Most screenings will take place at the Bright Family Screening Room at the Arts Emerson Paramount Center in Downtown Crossing.
On Friday, one of Boston’s more unique fests is happening: it’s the tenth anniversary year for the Boston Bike Film Festival, showcasing films about and featuring bikes. The show starts at 7 PM with a silent auction, followed by several hours of selections, all taking place at the Regent Theatre in Arlington. I have to be honest – it’s the only fest of its kind in New England – surprise!
Next week, the inaugural Fall Film Focus will launch from our friends at the Independent Film Festival Boston, the first time they’ve tried a fall week of films. They’re bringing in a killer line up of recent festival favorites, and we’ll have the full rundown this weekend. And also coming up soon – the 2015 Boston Jewish Film Festival and the 2015 Somewhat North Of Boston Film Festival in Concord NH. We’ll have full information on both of these festivals next week!