Independent Film Festival Of Boston prepares for launch

It’s that time of year again…time to discover some of the biggest indies of the upcoming year!

The Independent Film Festival Of Boston kicks of a week of great indie films next Wednesday, April 23 and runs through April 29. Beginning this weekend, Popcorn N Roses and its sibling sites BostonPopcorn (see related story) and IndieFilmSpotlight, will be providing extensive coverage of IFFB, with news, reviews, film spotlights and more. Subject:CINEMA will also be doing an IFFB-centered podcast at the conclusion of the festival.

In the irony that IS the Boston film market, none of the films in the Independent Film Festival of BOSTON will actually be screened IN Boston itself, but in the surrounding suburbs. Films will be screening at Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theater, Cambridge’s Brattle Theater, and the Somerville Theater in Somerville (where else?).

As noted a few weeks ago in this column, “TRANSSIBERIAN” directed by Brad Anderson, written by Brad Anderson and Will Conroy, and  starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Sir Ben Kingsley will open the festival on Wednesday, April 23rd at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square. This marks a return to Boston for Brad Anderson, who previously shot his features NEXT STOP WONDERLAND and SESSION 9 in the city. Brad Anderson, Will Conroy, and cast will be in attendance for the Opening Night screening.

“ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD” directed by Werner Herzog, will close the Independent Film Festival of Boston on Tuesday April 29th at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline.

In-between those two movies are some 59 features, countless shorts, and over 20 special guests who are appearing with the screenings of their movies.

This weekend, we will publish a day-by-day calendar for the festival by venue, so you can pick and choose which films to see..and it’s going to be a very hard choice for the most part for those flicks screening opposite each other!

To check out the original press release on Boston Popcorn, go HERE

For full info on the festival, visit

For tickets to IFFB, go HERE