IFFBoston Preview 2: Thai prison, long-lost triplets, a drug-dealing Timothée Chalamet

 
 

It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of year, but the Independent Film Festival Boston (henceforth referred to as IFFBoston), the city’s largest gathering of the cinephiles, is upon us. This year’s line-up is one of the best in recent memory, as it’s positively chock-full of amazing and interesting titles, which will show from April 25 to May 2 at a variety of theaters across the city. Here’s our second round of recommended titles, whose screenings take place over the weekend. We have the return of the “Godfather of Mumblecore,” a doc about two Godfathers of underground punk, a coming of age tale, and some major festival hits. Be sure to check out the first post and to come back tomorrow, when we’ll be covering the last three days of the festival.

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Support the Girls

Boston-born director Andrew Bujalski, often dubbed the “Godfather of Mumblecore,” is back at this year’s festival with his latest film, a comedy with an acerbic satirical edge about the ladies of a Hooters-like restaurant rising up over their asshole oppressors on the night of a big mixed martial arts fight. Nary a discouraging word has been uttered by the reviewing press, with praise being heaped upon Bujalski’s brilliant direction and capitalist critique, and the performances of those in his ensemble: Specifically, that of Regina Hall, who is apparently fantastic in this film. We’re very excited to see this one.

‘SUPPORT THE GIRLS’ :: Saturday, April 28 at The Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St. in Cambridge, MA :: 7 p.m., all ages, $12 to $20 :: Advance tickets

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