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).
In two previous posts (opening slate and weekend edition) we've already been busy breaking down our most-anticipated movies at the festival this year. The final section of the festival contains insightful looks inside Orthodox Judaism and the LA Riots, humor from two British comedians, the story of the real-life Rocky, and Gillian Robespierre’s triumphant return to the IFFB stage.
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IFF Boston’s closing night film is a new comedy from actress/director Zoe Lister-Jones about a married couple (Lister-Jones and Adam Pally) who have such legendary arguments that they decide to form a band in order to address them in song-form. You might be looking at this synopsis and thinking, “Wait, haven’t I already seen that movie?” and we’re here to tell you that Some Kind of Monster came out 13 years ago, and you’re probably thinking of somebody else. Still, it looks that they’re not just going to be twee about it and suggest that all will instantly be better once they embark on their creative endeavor — if anything, it makes things worse — and it’s refreshing to see that in an indie comedy. We’re quite excited to see how this one turns out, and we’re also stoked to see Fred Armisen play some drums.
Band Aid screens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available here.