BSAF 2019: Independent Film Festival Boston, Day Four

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Boston Springs A Fethival 2019 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest info! It’s been a long, exhausting, and exhilarating season, and the FINAL FEST OF THE SPRING is here!!!

Day Four of Independent Film Festival Boston is the first of two entirely CRAZY weekend days, and there are screenings ALL DAY. The biggest problem an IFFB fan has today is making they choices that are necessary, because try as you might, you cannot see everything. There are all types of different screenings today, over a dozen special guests with their films, a couple of free panel discussions, and more than one New England premiere, so those choices you have to make ARE difficult, but NOT impossible. Below is today’s schedule – click on the link for full film info and ticket purchase links, and remember, this is at the time of publication; films could be sold out after we go to press, so your best bet is always to check the official fest website at for the latest status on availability!


1:00 PM – Student Shorts Showcase
4:00 PM – Knock Down The House – Rep. Ayanna Pressley will introduce the film
7:30 PM – WBCN And The American Revolution – Documentary Centerpiece Film – SOLD OUT – RUSH LINE ONLY – Director Bill Lichtenstein in conversation with Robin Young, co-host of WBUR’s Here & Now

1:00 PM – We Are Not Princesses – Director Bridgette Auger, Producer Hal Scardino, Editor Sara e Maamouri and Executive Producer Susan Kimberlin in attendance
3:30 PM – The Good The Bad The Hungry
6:30 PM – When Lambs Become Lions
9:15 PM – Shorts Program Berkeley – Documentary

1:15 PM – Shorts Program Clarendon – Documentary
3:45 PM – Out Of Omaha – Subject Wayne Brown in conversation with Jerome Campbell, WBUR Reporter
7:00 PM – Shorts Program Exeter – Narrative
9:00 PM – Riplist – Director Mike Scholtz and Producer Valerie Coit in attendance

1:00 PM – Shorts Program Arlington – Documentary
3:30 PM – Shorts Program Fairfield – Narrative
6:45 PM – Mickey And The Bear – Director Annabelle Attanasio in conversation with Erin Trahan, Film Writer from WBUR’s The ARTery
9:30 PM – Shorts Program Dartmouth – Documentary

1:30 PM – Ernie & Joe – Director Jenifer McShane, Subject Ernie Stevens and Subject Joe Smarro in attendance
4:00 PM – Ms Purple
7:00 PM – Midnight Family – Producer Kellen Quinn in attendance
9:45 PM – Untitled Amazing Johnathan Documentary – Executive Producer Jon Mugar in attendance

12:00 PMĀ  – Panel – The Art Of The Edit: Rebel Stories – No ticket required
3:00 PM – Panel – Boston Open Screen – No ticket required

1:30 PM – We Are The Radical Monarchs – Director Linda Goldstein Knowlton in conversation with Cristela Guerra, Arts and Culture Reporter from WBUR’s The ARTery
4:00 PM – Love Antosha
6:45 PM – Her Smell
9:45 PM – In Fabric

IFFB, as it’s commonly known, will continue through next Wednesday, May 1. Screenings for the rest of the weekend and Monday continue at the Somerville Theatre, as well as Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre, then moves to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on Tuesday for the final two nights. I have to admit, we had to pick and choose this year, because we’re doing so much right now that we don’t have time to catch as many films as we’d like to, but we’ll be in attendance at three films over the weekend and on Monday, so if you see us at “Love Antosha”, “Cold Case Hammarskjold” or “Well Groomed”, please say HI! We’ll have day to day ticket info here, but to be sure you can get in to what you want to see, check out the IFFB’s official site and order tickets as early as possible! There WILL be Rush Lines for most features at the locations, but you are NOT guaranteed a seat if they sell out – only a limited number of tickets will be available.

We’ll have your schedule every morning during IFFB’s run, and links to film and ticket information. We’ll also be covering this and the other NINE festivals and film series that happen in greater Boston between March 1 and May 1 every year coming up in late May on our two part “Boston Springs A Fethival” episodes of eCinemaOne‘s Subject:CINEMA podcast! And be sure to keep connected with our Instagram for pix of the festival!

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