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Independent Film Festival at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
Ho hum, let's stay indoors and watch films in the dark. Some of these films will come with Director Q&As or panels though, so that's good. - . Various, Boston, MA . Johnny Monsarrat founded a videogames company called Turbine.
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Opening Night Film

Sleepwalk With Me

Wed. 4/25 - 7:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 1

Adapted from Mike Birbiglia’s “This American Life” segments, this comedy is a charming, hilarious exploration of the difficult prospect of facing reality. Produced and co-written by Ira Glass.

Closing Night Film

The Queen of Versailles

Wed. 5/2 - 8:00pm - Coolidge Corner Theatre

A character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis.

Narrative Features

2 Days In New York

Sat. 4/28 - 6:45pm - Brattle Theatre

In this follow-up to 2 DAYS IN PARIS, Marion (Julie Delpy) has moved to New York City to live with new boyfriend Mingus (Chris Rock). When her family visits from France, mayhem ensues.

Beyond The Black Rainbow

Sat. 4/28 - 11:30pm - Brattle Theatre

In this homage to sci-fi greats from Cronenberg to Kubrick to Carpenter, a young psychic is held hostage by a scientist who researches spiritual enlightenment.


Sat. 4/28 - 9:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 1

When his brother is arrested for armed robbery, Simon is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted.

Dark Horse

Sat. 4/28 - 7:45pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 3

Todd Solondz critiques the “man-child” movie trend with a protagonist who never redeems himself and a screwed-up love interest. Stars Selma Blair, Christopher Walken, and Mia Farrow.


Sun. 4/29 - 12:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 1

In this naturalistic drama, a southern Mass native returns to his hometown after years away, and the circle of friends he left behind must deal with unfinished business. Stars Chris Messina and Sarah Paulson.

For Ellen

Fri. 4/27 - 9:15pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 5

With his head firmly floating in the clouds, struggling musician Joby (Paul Dano) hasn’t been around to be a dad, and now is his last chance to fight for shared custody of his daughter, Ellen.


Sun. 4/29 - 8:00pm - Brattle Theatre

Academy Award winner Melissa Leo gives a fierce and restrained performance as Francine, a woman struggling to find her place in a downtrodden lakeside town after leaving behind a life in prison.


Sat. 4/28 - 7:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 2

Best friends since college, Jenn (straight, single) and Matt (gay, heartbroken), decide to have a child together—by having sex. An irreverent comedy about friendship, growing older, and the family you choose.

God Bless America

Sat. 4/28 - 10:15pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 3

In Bobcat Goldthwait’s gleefully misanthropic comedy, one man seeks to rid the world of the most repugnant members of our reality TV-obsessed society.


Fri. 4/27 - 10:00pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 3

Mon. 4/30 - 9:45pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 2

A corporate headhunter turns to crime to support his lavish lifestyle in this Norwegian thriller based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

I Wish

Sun. 4/29 - 2:30pm - Brattle Theatre

In the latest film by director Hirokazu Kore Eda (STILL WALKING), Koichi sets out on a journey with a group of friends, each hoping to witness a miracle that will improve their difficult lives.


Sun. 4/29 - 8:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 5

In Guy Maddin’s supernatural tale, a gangster (Jason Patric) returns home after a shootout and takes a ghostly, surreal journey through a labyrinth of haunted rooms to find his mourning wife (Isabella Rossellini).


Thurs. 4/26 - 9:15pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 4

Sat. 4/28 - 4:30pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 4

Ten year-old Annie, who likes to destroy things, encounters a baffling mystery in the woods.

Liberal Arts

Thurs. 4/26 - 7:00pm - Somerville Theatre Screen 3

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