BOSTON SPRINGS A FETHIVAL: Independent Film Festival of Boston – Day 1

2015home-hero1It’s that time again, folks – time to wind up Boston’s crazy and hectic spring film festival season with an indie binge – it’s the 13th annual Independent Film Festival of Boston!  From today through next Wednesday April 29th, nearly 100 fantastic films will unspool at the Somerville Theater in Somerville’s Davis Square (Red Line – Davis Square stop), The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge (Red Line, Harvard Square stop), and Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline (Green Line C – Coolidge Corner stop).

Opening night festivities take place tonight at the Somerville Theatre, where IFFB 2015 kicks off with the New England Premiere of “The End Of The Tour“, directed by James Ponsoldt. Here’s the write up from the IFFB website:

Directed by IFFBoston alumni James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW, 2013), THE END OF THE TOUR dramatizes these two writers’ time together with uncommon intellect and sensitivity. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Lipsky, and Jason Segel delivers a career-changing performance as the iconic Wallace. The film is a portrait of a very specific moment: Wallace is on the cusp of seismic superstardom that is about to obliterate his anonymity. But what we also have here are two very smart guys trying to negotiate their roles in what is essentially a transactional relationship.

The film has gotten raves thus far at the festival it’s played at, and I am a huge Jesse Eisenberg fan, so I’m sure it’s going to be terrific. Alas, we have to take a pass on opening night tonight due to previous commitments,but you DON’T.  Director Ponsoldt and star Jason Segal will be in attendance at tonight’s screening and the opening night Q&A’s are always rousing and fun, so you don’t want to miss it!

Tonight is just the kick off of the festival. For the next several days, there are TONS of great films and shorts coming each day, so it’s up to you, the always smart Boston film fan, to go through and make the choice as to which films will best suit your sensibility. We’ll have FULL itineraries of each days films beginning tomorrow morning – what’s playing, where it’s playing and what time it’s playing – so be sure to check back here every morning for that and for our IFFB Daily Trailer, where we’ll spotlight a number of films of interest coming to the fest.

For full information on the fest, including a downloadable planner and schedule, ticket info, and more, be sure to visit the official website for the fest at

A special thanks to the incredible team that pulls off this ALL VOLUNTEER run festival every year – Nancy and Brian and their team always keep this festival running smoothly and making sure all kinds of film magic happens each and every year!