IFFBoston announces 2022 line-up, featuring films by Claire Denis and others

Emily the Criminal
Sundance Institute

After two full years away from in-person events, the Independent Film Festival Boston (also best known around these parts as IFFBoston) is finally back with a brand-new and live edition of the festival. Even better, they’ve got an absolutely fan-fucking-tastic line-up full of local premieres, world premieres, and festival hits from around the country. Want to see the new Peter Strickland or Claire Denis before all of your cool Gauloises-smoking pals? How about witnessing the metal-as-hell Dio: Dreamers Never Die or Piggy? Or maybe you really like Ron Howard’s doc career (no judgment here!). Well, there’ll be something for everyone, playing at either the Brattle, the Coolidge, the Somerville, or WBUR’s CitySpace at the end of the month.

Here’s the full line-up, complete with links to some of our reviews of choice cuts that we’ve seen at other festivals:

Narrative Features

Both Sides Of The Blade, directed by Claire Denis

Cha Cha Real Smooth, directed by Cooper Raiff

Dos Estaciones, directed by Juan Pablo González

Emily The Criminal, directed by John Patton Ford

Every Day In Kaimuki, directed by Aliki Tengan

Flux Gourmet, directed by Peter Strickland

Girl Picture, directed by Alli Haapasalo

God’s Country, directed by Julien Higgins

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, directed by Sophie Hyde

How To Rob, directed by Peter Horgan

I Love My Dad, directed by James Morosini

A Love Song, directed by Max Walker-Silverman

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On, directed by Dean Fleischer-Camp

Montana Story, directed by Scott McGehee & David Siegel

One Second, directed by Yimou Zhang

Piggy, directed by Carlotta Pereda

Resurrection, directed by Andrew Semans

Documentary Features

Bonnie Blue: James Cotton’s Life In The Blues, directed by Bestor Cram

A Decent Home, directed by Sara Terry

Descendant, directed by Margaret Brown

Dio: Dreamers Never Die, directed by Don Argott & Demian Fenton

Fire Of Love, directed by Sara Dosa

Girl Talk, directed by Lucia Small

Hold Your Fire, directed by Stefan Forbes

The House We Lived In, directed by Tim O’Donnell

My Old School, directed by Jono McLeod

The Pez Outlaw, directed by Amy Bandlien Storkel & Bryan Storkel

Riotsville, U.S.A., directed by Sierra Pettengill

The Territory, directed by Alex Pritz

We Feed People, directed by Ron Howard

Narrative Shorts

Candlepin, directed by Gautam Chopra

Cashback, directed by Zoe Eisenberg

Eddie, directed by Daniel Blake Schwartz

An Encounter, directed by Kelly Campbell

The F-Word, directed by Alex Cannon and Paul Cannon

Five Minutes, directed by Christine Khalafian

Lift, directed by Charles Burmeister

Plum Town, directed by Kelly Yu

Pressed, directed by Stacie Hawkins

Tell Me Something I Don’t Know, directed by Neal Suresh Mulani

Vacuum, directed by Ace Norton

Documentary Shorts

The Act of Coming Out, directed by Alexandra Stergiou

Aguilas/Eagles, directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Diiyeghan Naii Taii Tr’eedaa (We Will Walk The Trail Of Our Ancestors), directed by Princess Daazhraii Johnson

Dress A Cow, directed by Dawn Luebbe

The Intersection, directed by Daniel Quintanilla & Jessamine Irwin

It’s Coming It’s Real, directed by Alexia Oldini & Steven Gray

Last Days of August, directed by Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Lydia Emily’s Last Mural, directed by Christoph Johannes Superstar Green

Ma’s House, directed by Jeremy Dennis

Meantime, directed by Michael T Workman

Never Again Para Nadie, directed by Anna Feder, Dan Frank, Justin Reifert

Pili Ka Mo’o, directed by Justyn Ah Chong

Pony Boys, directed by Eric Stange

Shattering Stars, directed by Peter Galison

Shut Up and Paint, directed by Titus Kaphar & Alex Mallis

Silt, directed by Emilie Upczak

Weckuwapasihtit (Those Yet To Come), directed by Geo Neptune & Brianna Smith

Weckuwapok (The Approaching Dawn), directed by Jacob Bearchum, Taylor Hensel, Adam Mazo, Chris Newell, Roger Paul, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector

Unity Mosque, directed by Nicole Teeny

ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught),  directed by Brit Hensel

IFFBoston 2022 will start up on April 27 with Emily the Criminal and wrap a week later on May 4, with Marcel the Shell. Tickets will go on sale to the general public around April 14, so keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on their official website.