Posted on: 23 April 2012
2012 marks the tenth year of the Independent Film Festival Boston, and while the festival itself is not promoting the anniversary, it’s certainly worth celebrating. In the decade of its existence, the festival has established itself and expanded to become one of the largest and most beloved cinematic events in the city. This year continues the tradition of mixing renowned filmmakers and unknown artists, celebrity speakers and thoughtful in-depth panels. 2012’s films also reinforce the festival’s strong ties with Boston’s arts community, especially its music scene, with locally made narratives and documentaries.
The festival opens with storyteller/comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk with Me, with public radio host Ira Glass in attendance for a Q and A. IFFB favorite Lauren Greenfield, previous winner of the Grand Jury Prize, will present The Queen of Versailles to close the festival. In between are over 130 narratives, documentaries, and shorts, with appearances by Bobcat Goldthwait, Denis Leary, Julie Delpy, Todd Solondz, and dozens of other filmmakers, plus a schedule bursting with panel discussions and parties.
The 2012 Independent Film Festival of Boston runs from April 25–May 2. Please refer to this page during the next few weeks for reviews of selected festival films.
Beauty is Embarrassing2012
Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters2012
Sleepwalk with Me2012
All-Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film2012
Sun Don’t Shine2012
Cerro Rico, Tierra Rica2011
Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film2011
Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet2012
Under African Skies2012
The Central Park Effect2012
Paul Williams: Still Alive2011
The Queen of Versailles2012