April 26May 3, 2017
April 26May 3, 2017

IFFBoston

independent film festival boston

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Wednesday, January 11 — 7:30 at the AMC Boston Common
IFFBoston Screening Series: I, DANIEL BLAKE

Festival Alumni

Poster for 20th Century Women
20th Century Women

In the late ’70s, a single mother enlists the help of two younger women to raise her adolescent son at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion.

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Poster for Moonlight
Moonlight

The second feature from writer-director Barry Jenkins (MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, IFFBoston 2008) follows its young protagonist from childhood to adulthood as he navigates both the dangers of drugs and violence in his depressed Florida neighbourhood, and his complex love for his best friend.

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Kendall Square Cinema
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Poster for Manchester By The Sea
Manchester By The Sea

Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler star in this emotionally overwhelming and critically acclaimed drama from writer-director Kenneth Lonergan (YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, MARGARET), about a reclusive handyman who must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brother.

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Poster for Jackie
Jackie

Provocative Chilean director Pablo Larraín (TONY MANERO, NO) depicts the events leading up to and following the assassination of JFK through the eyes of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman).

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Kendall Square Cinema
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Poster for The Witch
The Witch

The astonishing feature debut by director Robert Eggers evokes Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING in its tale of a family of settlers in 17th-century 3 who encounter mysterious, possibly supernatural forces when they are exiled from their village and forced to live on the outskirts of an ominous forest.

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Brattle Theatre
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Poster for I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro

Working from the text of James Baldwin’s unfinished final novel, director Raoul Peck creates a stunning meditation on what it means to be Black in America.

Opening February 3, 2017
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Poster for The Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Father-and-son coroners (Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch) enter a world of terror while conducting a late-night autopsy on a murdered young woman, in the English-language debut of Norwegian fearmonger André Øvredal (TROLL HUNTER, IFFBoston 2011).

Opening February 3, 2017
1 Week Only
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Poster for Best And Most Beautiful Things
Best And Most Beautiful Things

Living in rural Maine, Michelle Smith is legally blind and diagnosed with autism, but she chases big dreams and a provocative romance. Redefining “normal,” Michelle’s empowering story celebrates outcasts everywhere.

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Poster for Newtown
Newtown

Tracing the aftermath of the worst mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history, the traumatized community develops a new sense of purpose.

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Poster for SEED: The Untold Story
SEED: The Untold Story

As many irreplaceable seeds near extinction, reluctant heroes find themselves in a David and Goliath battle for the future of our survival.

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Poster for Real Boy
Real Boy

As he navigates the ups and downs of young adulthood, Bennett works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition.

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Poster for Asperger
Asperger's Are Us

Years after forming the first all-autistic comedy troupe, best friends Noah, New Michael, Jack, and Ethan find themselves faced with their biggest, and potentially final, performance.

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Poster for The Intervention
The Intervention

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage. Written and directed by Clea DuVall. Starring Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, and Cobie Smulders.

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Poster for Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World
Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

Werner Herzog’s existential exploration of the past, present, and future of the internet.

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Poster for Presenting Princess Shaw
Presenting Princess Shaw

Princess Shaw stuggles to make her music heard by posting her songs on YouTube. Then, one day, someone living 7,000 miles away discovers her.

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