BSAF 2019: Independent Film Festival Boston, Day Eight

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 eCinemaBoston.com for all the latest info! It’s been a long, exhausting, and exhilarating season, and the FINAL FEST OF THE SPRING is here!!!

It’s day eight – the final day – of Independent Film Festival Boston at the grand and glorious Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline!

Tonight’s closing night film takes place at 7:30 PM, the New England Premiere of one of this year’s Sundance favorites, The Farewell. Here’s the writeup from the IFFB offiical site:

After learning their beloved matriarch has terminal lung cancer, a family opts not to tell her about the diagnosis, instead scheduling an impromptu wedding-reunion back in China. Headstrong and emotional writer Billi (Awkwafina, CRAZY RICH ASIANS) rebels against her parents’ directive to stay in New York and joins the family as they awkwardly attempt to rekindle old bonds, throw together a wedding that only grandma is actually looking forward to, and surreptitiously say their goodbyes.

Closing night is officially SOLD OUT, although there WILL be a rush line for last minute availability. Director/writer Lulu Wang will be in attendance. More info about the film and the rush line can be found here.

And with tonight’s final film, the 2019 Independent Film Festival Boston comes to a close, as does the 2019 Boston Springs A Fethival season! It’s been a long, fun, and exhausting eight weeks of film and festivities, and we hope you’ve enjoyed the various fests and our coverage. And don’t forget – 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 festivals!

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