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

It’s a Saturday, and traditionally one of the busiest days for IFFB’s screenings. There are fourteen films, plus several shorts programs, and a panel discussion today; there’s even a last minute second screening for one of the most buzzed about films at this year’s fest. The films fill an amazing array of interests – there’s quite literally something for everyone on today’s program.

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, 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!

1:30  Edgar Allen Poe:Buried Alive (co-presented by Boston Book Festival; director Eric Stange expected to be in attendance)
4:30  Step (co-presented by Roxbury International Film Festival)
7:30  The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography (SOLD OUT; subjects Elsa Dorfman & Harvey Silverglate and Producer/Editor Steven Hathaway expected to be in attendance)
9:45  Lemon (co-presented by Boston Underground Film Festival)

1:00  Student Short Showcase (co-presented by Mass Production Coalition)
3:30  Intent To Destroy
7:30  The Incredible Jessica James (Director Jim Strouse andThe Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein expected to be in attendance for a discussion after the film)

3:30  Spettacolo
6:30  Swim Team (co-presented by ReelAbilities Film Festival)
9:15  YouthMin (special second screening added; Directors Jeffrey Ryan & Arielle Cimino expected tp be in attendance)

1:45  Shorts Program E (Documentary)
4:15  Shorts Program D (Documentary)
7:00  Dealt (co-presented by ReelAbilities Film Festival; Director Luke Korem and Subject Richard Turner, in conversation with WBUR’s Jack Lepiarz following the screening)
9:45  Shorts Program C (Documentary)

1:15  Shorts Program K (Narrative)
3:45  Polina Danser Sa Vie
6:45  Shorts Program B (Documentary)(SOLD OUT)
9:15  Shorts Program H (Narrative)

1:30  YouthMin (SOLD OUT; Directors Jeffrey Ryan & Arielle Cimino expected tp be in attendance)
4:00  City Of Ghosts (co-presented by GlobeDocs Film Festival)
7:00  For Ahkeem (co-presented by The DocYard; directors Jeremy S. Levine & Landon Van Soest, and subject Daje Shelton expeted to be in attendance)
9:30  La Barracuda (co-presented by Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film; Directors Julia Halperin & Jason Cortland and composer Chris Brokaw expected to be in attendance)

12:00  PANEL: Boston Open Screen (free admission; hosted by Vatche Arabian, Adrian Atwood, Phil Healy, and Adam Van Voorhis)


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!