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Preview Part 2: Weekend highlights at the 2017 Independent Film Festival Boston

 
 

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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The Little Hours

Last week we covered the red-band trailer that was released for this insanely blasphemous comedy a few weeks ago, and we’re so excited to finally lay eyes on this at the Festival this year. Based on a story in Boccaccio’s Decameron, director Jeff Baena presents to us a tale of lust, satanism and murder, all perpetrated by a trio of nuns (Aubrey Plaza, Kate Miccuci and Alison Brie) after a farmhand (Dave Franco) is sent to live with them at their convent. Featuring supporting turns from John C. Reilly and Fred Armisen, this looks like one hell of a time, and it’s a great opportunity to see it before it hits theaters this summer. And of course the IFFB is showing this on a Sunday.

The Little Hours screens at the Brattle Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 8:45 p.m. Advance tickets are available here.

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