BSAF 2019: Independent Film Festival Boston, Day Six

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 Six of Independent Film Festival Boston comes as we’re turning the corner from venue to venue – today is the last day for screenings at the Somerville Theatre and the Brattle Theater, as tomorrow all screenings shift to the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Cambridge. 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 (those known ahead of time are properly marked below), so your best bet is always to check the official fest website at for the latest status on availability!


7:30 PM РOfficial Secrets РDirector Gavin Hood and Subject Martin Bright along with Spotlight reporter Beth Healy, in conversation with The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr

7:15 PM – Shorts Program Exeter – Narrative
9:30 PM – The Rusalka – Actor Evan Dumouchel in attendance

7:00 PM – Pahokee
9:45 PM – Shorts Program Gloucester – Narrative

7:00 PM – Banana Split
9:30 PM – Shorts Program Clarendon – Documentary

7:15 PM – Well Groomed
9:45 PM – Gutterbug – SOLD OUT, RUSH ONLY – Actor Andrew Yackel, Director Andrew Gibson, Producer Tim Haber, Producer Leigh Lanocha and Writer Chris Tobin in attendance

7:00 PM – Ask Dr. Ruth
9:30 PM – Mass Hysteria – Director Jeff Ryan, Director Arielle Cimino, Producer Matt Perusse and Writer Jonathan T. Coleman in attendance

We were on hand at Sunday’s screening of Sundance documentary hit Cold Case Hammarskjold – what a wonderfully weird and truly terrifying documentary this is – IFFB director Brian Tamm told the audience this was his favorite film from Sundance, and it’s easy to see why – definitely check it out when it hits theatres later this year.

IFFB, as it’s commonly known, will continue through next Wednesday, May 1. Screenings today 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” (already passed), “Cold Case Hammarskjold” (already passed) 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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