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"Extra Man" and "Saturday Night" Bookend 2010 Boston Indie Fest

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | feelingsoblahg.blogspot.com March 30, 2010 at 5:57AM

The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) has unveiled its 8th anniversary lineup, which will run from April 21 - 28 at venues across Boston. The festival, which will feature 120 film screenings, panels, parties, and more, will focus on the latest in international and American cinema. The fest's opener, "The Extra Man," directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), stars Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes, and Kevin Kline, who will receive a Career Acheivement Award from the festival. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is the story of a young man that escorts wealthy New York widows, who takes a young aspiring playwright under his wings. On April 28, James Franco's SNL doc "Saturday Night," which premiered to great fanfare at SXSW, will close the festival.
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The Independent Film Festival of Boston (IFFBoston) has unveiled its 8th anniversary lineup, which will run from April 21 - 28 at venues across Boston. The festival, which will feature 120 film screenings, panels, parties, and more, will focus on the latest in international and American cinema. The fest's opener, "The Extra Man," directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), stars Paul Dano, John C. Reilly, Katie Holmes, and Kevin Kline, who will receive a Career Acheivement Award from the festival. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is the story of a young man that escorts wealthy New York widows, who takes a young aspiring playwright under his wings. On April 28, James Franco's SNL doc "Saturday Night," which premiered to great fanfare at SXSW, will close the festival.

Screenings for this year's edition will occur at four of the city's venues: the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, and The Institute of Contemporary Art in downtown Boston.

Highlights include festival favorites: the Duplass brothers' "Cyrus," Tilda Swinton-starrer "I Am Love," Michael Winterbottom's Sundance stunner "The Killer Inside Me," and Sundance jury winner "Winter's Bone."

IFFBoston's Complete Lineup:

Narrative Features:

“Bass Ackwards,” Directed by Linas Phillips
“Cairo Time,” Directed by Ruba Nadda
“Cell 211,” Directed by Daniel Monzon
“Cracks,” Directed by Jordan Scott
“Cyrus,” Directed by Mark and Jay Duplass
“Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee,” Directed by Shane Meadows
“Down Terrace,” Directed by Ben Wheatley
“Drones,” Directed by Amber Benson and Adam Busch
“The Extra Man,” Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini
“The Father Of My Children,” Directed by Mia Hansen-Love
“The Freebie,” Directed by Katie Aselton
“The Good, The Bad, And The Weird,” Directed by Ji-Woon Kim
“Harmony And Me,” Directed by Robert Byington
“Hipsters (Stilyagi),” Directed by Valery Todorvskly
“I Am Love,” Directed by Luca Guadagnino
“The Killer Inside Me,” Directed by Michael Winterbottom
“Life During Wartime,” Directed by Todd Solondz
“Looking For Eric,” Directed by Ken Loach
“Lovers Of Hate,” Directed by Bryan Poyser
“Machotaildrop,” Directed by Corey Adams and Alex Craig
“My Suicide,” Directed by David Lee Miller
“Perrier’s Bounty,” Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon
“Phillip The Fossil,” Directed by Garth Donovan
“Putty Hill,” Directed by Matthew Porterfield
“Solitary Man,” Directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levien
“Soul Kitchen,” Directed by Fatih Akin
“Tiny Furniture,” Directed by Lena Dunham
“Winter’s Bone,” Directed by Debra Granik

Documentary Features:

“8: The Mormon Proposition,” Directed by Reed Cowan and Steven Greenstreet
“9500 Liberty,” Directed by Eric Byler and Annabel Park
“American: The Bill Hicks Story,” Directed by Matt Harlock and Paul Thomas
“Anne Perry: Interiors,” Directed by Dana Linkiewicz
“Bananas!*,” Directed by Fredrik Gertten
“Bear Nation,” Directed by Malcolm Ingram
“Beijing Taxi,” Directed by Miao Wang
“CASINO JACK and the United States,” Directed by Alex Gibney
“Colony,” Directed by Carter Gunn and Ross Mcdonnell
“Convention,” Directed by AJ Schnack
“Dirty Pictures,” Directed by Etienne Sauret
“The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan,” Directed by Henry Corra *Special Sneak Preview Screening
“Do It Again,” Directed by Robert Patton Spruill
“The Elephant in the Living Room,” Directed by Mike Webber
“Erasing David,” Directed by David Bond and Melinda Mcdougall
“Family Affair,” Directed by Chico Colvard
“His & Hers,” Directed by Ken Wardrop
“How To Fold A Flag,” Directed by Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein
“I’m Dangerous With Love,” Directed by Michel Negroponte
“Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” Directed by Tamra Davis
“Joan Rivers – A Piece Of Work,” Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern
“The Last Survivor,” Directed by Michael Kleiman and Michael Pertnoy
“Lemmy,” Directed by Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver
“Life 2.0,” Directed by Jason Springarn-Koff
“The Lottery,” Directed by Madeleine Sackler
“Marwencol,” Directed by Jeff Malmberg
“NY Export: Opus Jazz,” Directed by Jody Lee Lipes, Henry Joost, Anna Farrell, and Matt Wolf
“The Oath,” Directed by Laura Poitras
“October Country,” Directed by Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher
“On the Other Side of Life,” Directed by Stefanie Brockhaus and Andy Wolff
“Orgasm Inc.,” Directed by Liz Canner
“The Parking Lot Movie,” Directed by Meghan Eckman
“Pelada,” Directed by Luke Boughen, Rebekah Fergusson, Gwendolyn Oxenham, and Ryan White
“Saturday Night,” Directed by James Franco
“Searching for Elliott Smith,” Directed by Gil Reyes
“Secrets of fhe Tribe,” Directed by Jose Padilha
“Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields,” Directed by Kerthy Fix and Gail O’hara
“Taqwacore,” Directed by Omar Majeed
“Teenage Paparazzo,” Directed by Adrien Grenier
“War Don Don,” Directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen

Short Films:

“5 Variations On A Long String,” Directed by Peter Esmonde
“The Armoire,” Directed by Jamie Travis
“Athena,” Directed by Max Hoffman
“Blackhead,” Directed by Chris Nash
“Born Sweet,” Directed by Cynthia Wade
“Diplomacy,” Directed by Jon Goldman
“The Fence,” Directed by Rory Kennedy
“Gayby,” Directed by Jonathan Lisecki
“God Of Love,” Directed by Luke Matheny
“Hirosaki Players,” Directed by Jeff Sousa
“Invisible Loneliness,” Directed by Jung-Hsien Lin
“Iowa Mixtape,” Directed by Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace
“Junko’s Shamisen,” Directed by Sol Friedman
“Keep Dancing,” Directed by Greg Vanderveer
“Laredo, Texas,” Directed by Topaz Adizes
“Little Accidents,” Directed by Sara Colangelo
“Monkeywrench,” Directed by Chris Teague
“New Media,” Directed by J.J. Adler
“One Last Cigarette,” Directed by Geraldine Maillet
“One Square Mile Of Earth,” Directed by Jeff Drew
“Out In That Deep Blue Sea,” Directed by Kazik Radwanski
“The Poodle Trainer,” Directed by Vance Malone
“Quadrangle,” Directed by Amy Grappell
“Sebastian’s Voodoo,” Directed by Joaquin Baldwin
“Seeds Of The Fall,” Directed by Patrik Eklund
“The S From Hell,” Directed by Rodney Ascher
“Snake Fever,” Directed by Wendy Greene
“Varmints,” Directed by Marc Craste
“Voice On The Line,” Directed by Kelly Sears
“Wisdom Teeth,” Directed by Don Hertzfeldt

CORRECTION: This article was modified to reflect that the festival is now in its 8th year, not 10th. We apologize for the error.

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