If you're a Boston-based cinephile, this is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times of the year for you, as the Independent Film Festival Boston has returned with one of their strongest line-ups ever. Running from April 24 through May 1 at the Brattle, Somerville and Coolidge Corner Theatres, there's so many great movies showing at this year's festival that we've had to split our preview up into three parts. We published our first preview on Tuesday, covering the first few days of the festival's line-up and you should check back soon for the third piece about what's in store over the next week or so. For now, here are some choice cuts from Saturday and Sunday of the festival's programming. Tickets and more information are available at the IFFBoston website.
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Sunday, April 28 at 8:45 p.m. and Monday, April 29 at 9:45 p.m. at the Somerville Theatre
It’s been a bit since we’ve had a good crust punk movie — Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization Part III comes to mind out of the major releases — but local director Andrew Gibson wants to change that with his new drama. It tells the tale of a young man named Bug, who left home at 18 to coast amongst the drug-and-sex-fueled Maximumrocknrollers out there, and found himself handcuffed to a hospital bed after a car crash when it all collapsed for him some three years later. Shot on location in Allston and featuring plenty of Allstonites doing their particular thing, Gibson’s movie is a can’t miss treat for those out there who can release to Bug’s predicament. But you better queue in the Rush line early: Advance tickets for both screenings have already sold out.