Boston’s Indie Film Fest Announces 2013 Lineup

Boston's Indie Film Fest Announces 2013 Lineup

The Independent Film Festival of Boston has set the lineup for their 2013 edition — running April 24-30. The festival will feature 99 films alongside Q&A sessions, panel discussions, parties and events.

This will be the first edition of the festival featuring Casey Affleck as the festival’s new Creative Advisor. Affleck will be attendance at the festival, which will open with James Ponsoldt’s “The Spectacular Now” and close with Lake Bell’s “In a World…”

Full press release below.

Boston (March 20, 2013) – The Independent Film Festival of
Boston (IFFBoston) has announced the films that will be featured at the 2013
festival. The eleventh annual festival will take place April 24- April 30,
2013
. The festival will take place at the
Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, the Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, the
Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and new venues UMass Boston and Theatre 1
in Boston. The festival, complete with over 130 film screenings, 99 films,
filmmaker Q&A sessions, panel discussions, visiting filmmakers, parties and
events will showcase the best in current American and International cinema.

The Independent Film Festival Boston has been recognized as
the premier film festival in the Boston area by the Boston Globe, Boston
Phoenix, Boston Herald, Boston Magazine, and Indiewire. IFFBoston was voted
“Best Film Festival in Boston” in 2011 and 2012 by Boston Phoenix readers.

The Independent Film Festival Boston is proud to welcome our
new Creative Advisor, Casey Affleck at
the 2013 edition of the festival. Casey Affleck will serve a multi-faceted role
which includes outreach to talent, connecting the festival with local
charities, and advising on festival growth. Casey Affleck will be in
attendance
for the early part of the
festival.

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
directed by James Ponsoldt will open the 11th annual festival on
April 24th at the Somerville Theatre.
James Ponsoldt will be in
attendance
on Opening Night.

“IN A WORLD…
written, directed, and starring Lake Bell, will close the festival on Tuesday
April 30th at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. Lake Bell and other
special guests will be in attendance
on
Closing Night.

Other notable films screening at the festival include:

            –
The World Premiere of WILLOW
CREEK
, with director Bobcat
Goldthwait in attendance

            – The World Premiere of  BEST
KEPT SECRET,
with director
Samantha Buck and special guests in attendance

            The
World Premiere
of SECUNDARIA, with director Mary Jane Doherty in
attendance

            – The World Premiere of THE ELDERS, with director Nathaniel Hansen in attendance

            MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, directed
by Joss Whedon

            FRANCES HA, starring Greta Gerwig
and directed by Noah
Bumbauch

            COMPUTER CHESS, with
director Andrew Bujalski in attendance

            STORIES WE TELL, directed
by Sarah Polley

            DOWNLOADED, with director
Alex Winter in attendance

      –
PRINCE AVALANCHE
, starring Paul Rudd and directed by David Gordon Green

      –
THE EAST
, starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, Ellen Page, and Patricia
Clarkson
and directed by Zal
Batmanglij

      –
TOUCHY FEELY
, starring Alison
Janney
, Ellen Page, Josh Pais, Rosemarie DeWitt and
directed by Lynn Shelton

There will be several panel discussions during the festival
including a Distribution panel featuring David Laub of Oscilloscope
Laboratories, Matt Grady of Factory 25, and Jonthan Marlow of Fandor
. All panel discussions will be free to the public
and will take place at The Somerville Theatre. Other panel topics will include
end credit sequences and documentary editing.

There will be numerous parties during the festival. The opening
night party will take place at Orleans
in Davis Square, Somerville. The Friday night dance party will happen at The
Davis Square Theatre
. Saturday night’s
party will be at Sabur in Teele
Square, Somerville, and the Sunday night Awards Party will take place at The
Emerald Lounge
in downtown Boston.

Among the awards to be given out on Sunday April 28th will
be the 4th annual Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing. This award was created to honor the memory of
beloved Boston documentary film editor Karen Schmeer who was tragically lost in
a hit-and-run accident in January of 2010. The Karen Schmeer Award is presented
by The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship.

The Revere Hotel is
the Official Hotel of the Independent Film Festival Boston.

WBUR is the Official Media Sponsor of the 2013 Independent
Film Festival Boston.

Rule/Boston Camera
is the Official Production Sponsor of the 2013 Independent Film Festival
Boston.

Rockland Trust is
the Official Bank Sponsor of the 2013 Independent Film Festival Boston.

 

INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON 2013 OFFICIAL
SELECTIONS

Narrative Features

BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
directed by Peter Strickland

COMPUTER CHESS directed
by Andrew Bujalski

CONCUSSION directed
by Stacie Passon

CRYSTAL FAIRY directed
by Sebastian Silva

THE DIRTIES directed
by Matt Johnson

THE EAST directed by
Zal Batmanglij

EXIT ELENA directed
by Nathan Silver

FRANCES HA directed
by Noah Bumbauch

A HIJACKING directed
by Tobias Lindholm

HOUSTON directed by
Bastian Gunther

THE HUNT directed by
Thomas Vinterberg

IN A WORLD… directed
by Lake Bell

THE LAND OF EB
directed by Andrew Williamson

THE LAST DAY OF AUGUST
directed by Craig DiFolco

LAURENCE ANYWAYS
directed by Xavier Dolan

LONELY BOY directed
by Dale Fabrigar

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
directed by Joss Whedon

PRINCE AVALANCHE
directed by David Gordon Green

SIGHTSEERS directed
by Ben Wheatley

SOFT IN THE HEAD
directed by Nathan Silver

SOME GIRL(S)
directed by Daisy Von Scherler Mayer

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
directed by James Ponsoldt

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER
directed by Chad Hartigan

TOUCHY FEELY
directed by Lynn Shelton

V/H/S 2 directed by
Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Eduardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto,
Gareth Huw Evans, and Jason Eisener

WASTELAND directed
by Rowan Athale

WILLOW CREEK
directed by Bobcat Goldthwait

Documentary Features

12 O’CLOCK BOYS
directed by Lotfy Nathan

THE ACT OF KILLING directed
by Joshua Oppenheimer

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
directed by Victor Buhler

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT…
directed by PJ Raval

BEST KEPT SECRET directed
by Samantha Buck

BLACKFISH directed
by Gabriela Cowperthwaite

BLOOD BROTHER
directed by Steve Hoover

CASTING BY directed
by Tom Donahue

THE DEFECTOR: ESCAPE FROM NORTH KOREA directed by Ann Shin

DIRTY WARS directed
by Richard Rowley

DOWNLOADED directed
by Alex Winter

THE ELDERS directed
by Nathaniel Hansen

THE FINAL MEMBER
directed by Jonah Bekhor & Zach Math

FUTURE MY LOVE
directed by Maja Borg

THE GARDEN OF EDEN
directed by Ran Tal

THE GENIUS OF MARIAN
directed by Banker White & Anna Fitch

GIDEON’S ARMY
directed by Dawn Porter

GOLD FEVER directed
by JT Haines, Tommy Haines, & Andrew Sherburne

GOOD ‘OL FREDA
directed by Ryan White & Jessica Lawson

GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA directed by Nicholas Wrathall

HERE ONE DAY
directed by Kathy Leichter

MUSCLE SHOALS
directed by Greg Camalier

NARCO CULTURA
directed by Shaul Schwarz

NIGHT LABOR directed
by David Redmon

OUR NIXON directed
by Penny Lane

OXYANA directed by
Sean Dunne

PERSISTENCE OF VISION
directed by Kevin Schreck

THE PLEASURES OF BEING OUT OF STEP directed by David Lewis

THE PUNK SINGER
directed by Sini Anderson

REMOTE AREA MEDICAL
directed by Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert

REWIND THIS!
directed by Josh Johnson

SECUNDARIA directed
by Mary Jane Doherty

STORIES WE TELL directed
by Sarah Polley

SUITCASE OF LOVE AND SHAME directed by Jane Gillooly

TINY: A STORY ABOUT LIVING SMALL directed by Merete Mueller & Christopher Smith

TOKYO WAKA: A CITY POEM directed by John Haptas & Kristine Samuelson

TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM directed by Morgan Neville

Short Films

AFTER YOU directed
by Damien O’Connor

THE ATTENDANT
directed by Ian Beattie

BEN: IN THE MIND’S EYE directed
by Iva Radivojevic

BETTER PEOPLE
directed by Mark O’Brien

THE BIRDMAN directed
by Jessie Auritt

BLACK METAL directed
by Kat Candler

DEAR VALUED GUESTS directed
by Jarred Alterman

DIE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN directed
by Matt Mamula

THE END OF THE COUNTER
directed by Laura McGann

FERAL directed by
Dan Sousa

THE GAMBLING MAN directed
by Aron Gaudet

GOLD PARTY directed
by Nellie Kluz

HOME directed by
Aoife Kelleher

INSTALL: LIGHT, SOUND, & CRAIG COLORUSSO directed by Kevin Belli

IRISH FOLK FURNITURE
directed by Tony Donoghue

JESUS FISH directed
by Bryce James McGuire

THE LAST ICE MERCHANT directed
by Sandy Patch

MAGNESIUM directed
by Sam De Jong

MARCEL, KING OF TERVUREN directed by Tom Schroeder

OH WILLY… directed
by Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef

PARADISE directed by
Nadav Kurtz

POUTERS directed by
Paul Fegan

THE PROFESSOR
directed by Alison Maclean

THE RANCHER directed
by Kelly Lynn Sears

REBORNING directed
by Helen Hood Scheer & Yael Bridge

REINDEER directed by
Eva Weber

SEE THE DIRT
directed by Chelsea Hernandez & Erik Mauck

SKIN directed by
Jordana Spiro

SLOMO directed by
Josh Izenberg

SOCIAL BUTTERLFY
directed by Lauren Wolkenstein

A STORY OF THE MODLINS
directed by Sergio Oksman

TRACK BY TRACK
directed by Anna Moot-Levin

TWO HEARTS directed
by Darren Thornton

TWO WHEELS, GOOD
directed by Barry Gene Murphy

VLADMIR PUTIN IN DEEP CONCENTRATION directed by Dana O’Keefe & Sasha Kliment

WE WILL LIVE AGAIN directed
by Josh Koury & Myles Kane

WHEN THE ZOMBIES COME
directed by Jon Hurst

WORLD FAIR directed
by Amanda Murray

The Independent Film Festival of Boston will reach a diverse
audience by incorporating a number of venues in the greater Boston community
including:

–       Somerville
Theatre
in Davis Square

–       Brattle
Theatre
in Harvard Square

–       Coolidge
Corner Theatre
in Brookline

–       UMass
Boston

–       Theatre
1 at The Revere Hotel
in Boston

All festival venues are easily accessible by MBTA Public
Transportation and all located near area parking.

Individual film tickets will go on sale in early April.  Film-Only Passes and Chrome All-Access
passes and the festival schedule will be available on the festival website in
late March.

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https://sites.google.com/site/antonioraccianoproductions/
Up and coming brilliant Filmmaker Antonio Racciano (2013) has been making an impressive showing throughout the Indy circuit. We had the good fortune to meet at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 when he was making his film debut as an actor in Ben Affleck's Argo, playing a small cameo role as "The Waiter", in the scene at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. I had the good fortune to sit down with Antonio for an impromptu interview.
Me: How are you enjoying Toronto?
Antonio Racciano: I love it, I grew up not too far from here in Buffalo.
Me: Right across Peace Bridge.
Antonio: Yes, that's right. My family and I would come to Toronto quite frequently and we always had a great time. It's a beautiful city.
Me: What have you been working on?
Antonio: Well, I'm here in support of Ben Affleck and his movie Argo, in which I make a cameo appearance.
Me: I saw it, you did a great job. How fun…
Antonio: Thank you, I had a good time doing it.
Me: I couldn't help but notice that you didn't have any lines in the film.
Antonio: Yes, I didn't want any..
Me: Why?
Antonio: ..I just felt like this is Ben's movie and I just wanted to make a cameo appearance for fun…be on the set and have a good time…it was an extraordinary experience working that day, everyone was there, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ben Affleck even Jennifer Garner was there that day, hanging out, watching. It was alot of fun.
Me: Are you working on a new film?
Antonio: Yes I have been working on a new film. It's called "Their Unique Journey Inside Hollywood".
Me: What's it about?
Antonio: It's an in depth look into how friends of mine have made a success in Hollywood…Everyone who is successful has had to follow a unique path to make it in Hollywood. It's not like being a Doctor. You know after you finish Med School, you will be a doctor but in the entertainment industry, there is no such true path to success.
Me: Sounds like an interesting movie, I can't wait to see it. Who's in it?
Antonio: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, Vince Vaughn…and the list goes on.
Me: When's it coming out?
Antonio: we are in the process of editing in post at the moment. We have a release date set for January 2013. We'll see what happens.
Me: Well thank you for taking some time to sit down with me.
Antonio: It was my pleasure..
Well that was my interview with the very talented Antonio Racciano, here in beautiful Toronto at the film festival.

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