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“Half Nelson” and “The Proposition” to Bookend 4th Independent Film Festival of Boston

"Half Nelson" and "The Proposition" to Bookend 4th Independent Film Festival of Boston

More than 100 films will screen later this month at the 2006 edition of the Independent Film Festival of Boston, kicking off on April 19th with a screening of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden‘s “Half Nelson.” Now in its fourth year, the event is presented by the Independent Film Society of Boston and has expended to a six-day event to accommodate demand. The event will close on April 24th with John Hillcoat‘s “The Proposition,” with star Danny Huston in attendance at the festival.

Two documentaries will have their world premieres at the festival, including Tom Putnam‘s “Red, White, Black & Blue” and David Kleiler and Jeff Iwanicki‘s “Not A Photograph: The Mission of Burma Story.” In the entire documentary section, twenty-eight films will screen, including Ian Inaba‘s “American Blackout,” which has screened at the Sundance, True/False, Cleveland, and Sarasota fests, Andrew Walton‘s “Arctic Son,” Andrew Shapter and Joel Rasmussen‘s “Before the Music Dies,” Steve Anderson‘s “Fuck,” which was recently acquired by ThinkFilm, Sandhya Suri‘s “I For India,” and the Oscar nominated “Street Fight” by Marshall Curry.

Twenty-two narrative features are set to screen at the festival, including such new indie features as Michael Tully‘s “Cocaine Angel,” which screened in Rotterdam and at SXSW this year, as well as Joe Swanberg‘s “LOL,” which was also at SXSW, and Mike Abel‘s “Chalk,” which screened at True/False and SXSW. Other films on tap include So Yong Kim’s “In Between Days,” Debra Eisenstadt‘s “The Limbo Room,” and Sarah Watt‘s “Look Both Ways,” among others.

Special events will include conversations with Lili Taylor and Chris Cooper and a conversation about podcasts and alternative distribution with Arin Crumley and Susan Buice, makers of “Four Eyed Monsters.”

Venues for this year’s festival will include the Somerville Theater in Davis Square, the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square, the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway Theater in Davis Square.

[For more information, please visit the festival website.]

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