We are finally nearing the end of the 2017 Boston Springs A Fethival season, as tonight marks the beginning of the final major fest of the season, the Independent Film Festival Boston.
The fest kicks off this year with the New England premiere of a much-buzzed about documentary, Stumped. Here’s the synopsis from the IFFB’s official website:
Will Lautzenheiser was chasing the loves of his life. A year into a promising relationship, he landed a dream job teaching film. After his first two classes, he visited the hospital for a persistent pain that, unbeknownst to him, was being caused by a deadly infection. To save his life, doctors amputated his arms and legs. In an instant, Will’s life was derailed. Fast-forward: Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is performing experimental full-face and arm transplants that restore bodies to unprecedented levels. Risking his life, Will signs up for the program in the hope of reclaiming his independence.
This year’s opening night film is being co=presented by two other recently concluded festivals, Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBTQ Film Festival, and ReelAbilities Film Festival. You may purchase tickets here, but get them early, as it is not unusual for IFFB films to sell out well before their screening times.
IFFB will continue through May 3, with the bulk of screenings happening at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville (not Boston), and selected screenings at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge (not Boston), and Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline (NOT BOSTON!!! Sorry, but I have to do this every year, heh heh!) 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!