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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Saturday, April 27 at 6:45 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre
It’s a well-known fact now that Elisabeth Moss is a fantastic actress, and her collaborations with writer/director Alex Ross Perry are always appointment viewing. We were blown away by their latest work together when we saw it at TIFF last year, a riot grrrl substance abuse drama that’s a Cassavetes-styled look into the dissolution of a rock star named Becky Something (Moss) after the heights of her fame. It’s a brilliantly acted and smartly written film, one that’s incredibly difficult to watch, especially if the subject matter isn’t foreign to you, but it’s well-worth weathering regardless.