New England Film And Video Festival starts tonight!

The five-day New England Film And Video Festival gets underway Thursday with the documentary, PlayByPlay Men And The Art Of The Perfect Call from director Ziad Hamzeh, which takes a look at some of the men who have spent their life calling "America’s favorite pastime", baseball. It’s a perfect match with the Red Sox’post-season run.

The festival will conclude on Monday night with the world premiere of director Jon Artigo’s Still Green, a coming-of-age story that looks at how a sudden death can change everything within a group of close-knit college-bound friends. The film stars Sarah Jones, Ryan Kelley, Noah Segan, Douglas Spain, Vonzell Solomon, Paul Costa, Gricel Castineira , Nicole Komendat, Brandon Meyer, Ashleigh Snyder, and Mike Strynkowski.

In-between those two movies are five days of great independent films, shorts, receptions, panels and more. We’ll be attending for the first time, and we can’t wait to see some of the great new films that the festival is showcasing.

All screenings will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline; panels and workshops will be in the Brookline Marriott Courtyard hotel just down the street from the theater.

For the complete lineup, visit the festival’s website at http://nefvf.com. You can find the entire day-by-day lineup and purchase tickets at the Coolidge Corner’s website at http://www.coolidge.org/nefvf07.

Watch Popcorn N Roses this weekend for reviews of Once Upon A Film, Cut Off, and Still Green, plus we’ll also have complete coverage in one or two special Festival editions of our podcast Subject:CINEMA during the weekend.