Between the schizophrenic weather and the weird playoff showings of the Bruins and Celtics, it’s been hard to be excited about much this April outside of Free Fire and Fate of the Furious hitting theaters.
But fear not, Bostonians: The 15th annual Independent Film Festival Boston is back to give you a week’s worth of stimulating and interesting new movies for you to see and talk about, and a bevy of panels and parties to attend, as well. It runs from April 26 through May 3 at several locations around the city (though mainly the screenings are at the Somerville Theatre and Brattle Theatre).
Over the next few days, we'll be posting about some of our most-anticipated movies at the festival this year. Earlier in the week we covered the first three days of IFFB, and now today, we’re covering the festival’s weekend programming, which features films about blind magicians, bad nuns, behind-the scenes looks at Italian spectaculars and portrait photography, and a breakthrough role for Jessica Williams.
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Almost everyone we spoke to in line at SXSW had seen this film, and they only had amazing things to say about it. Director Luke Korem’s documentary showcases the life and talents of card magician Richard Turner, a 62-year-old who’s at the top of his field. He’s also been blind since he was a child, and this film guides us through his life and times (with plenty of his talents on display for all to enjoy). Dealt is a testament to his endurance and skill, and it looks to be a beautiful way to spend a night at the Festival.
Dealt screens at the Somerville Theatre on Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available here.