We are finally nearing the end of the exhilarating and exhausting 2017 Boston Springs A Fethival season, as the last major fest of the spring,  the Independent Film Festival Boston, is officially underway

The kickoff last night brought tons of Twitter praise for opening night film Stumped, and tonight, the fest expands to seven screens at three locaitons, and today’s offerings includes a Sundance darling in PattiCake$, the already-sold-out Irish extreme sports doc The Crest, and more than a few others.

Here’s the schedule for today – most screenings take place at the Somerville Theatre, with a couple screenings at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.  Box office opens at 6 PM at both venues for this evening’s screenings. Click through on each title to get a full synopsis of the film, as well as ticketing info – remember, IFFB frequently sells out of many of the films it screens (as in the case of The Crest today), and there are RUSH lines at both venues the night of the screening in case you miss out on early ticketing and want to snag any tickets that become available at the last minute. And for info all at once on all the films, check out the IFFB official website!

7:00  PattiCake$
9:30  Rat Film

7:45  Columbus (co-presented by Boston Asian American Film Festival)

7:00  Furusato (co-presented by The DocYard; director Thorston Trimpop expected to be in attendance)

7:30  Shorts Program A (Documentary)
9:45  Shorts Program F (Documentary)

7:15  Shorts Program G (Narrative)
9:30  Shorts Program I (Narrative)

7:00  The Strange Ones
9:45  The Crest (SOLD OUT) (Co-presented by Irish Film Festival; director Mark Christopher Covino expected to be in attendance)

U MASS BOSTON – Dorchester
4:00  Mass Works In Progress Pitch Session (free admission)
7:00  Finding Kukan (free admission; director Robin Lung expected to be present)

IFFB continues through May 3, with the bulk of screenings happening at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, and selected screenings at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, and Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. eCinemaBoston will have daily schedule, venue, and ticketing info for you to check out, and of course, IFFB, as it’s commonly known, will be a HUGE part of Subject:CINEMA‘s annual “Boston Springs A Fethival” Double Feature weekend on May 20-21 – two HUGE podcasts devoted entirely to the Boston spring festival circuit – you definitely will NOT want to miss those!

We’ll be here every morning with each day’s schedule, so don’t miss it!