“There’s an energy to this festival you don’t find in other cities. There’s none of the industry posturing or velvet rope snobbery that so often plagues events of this size and scope. IFFBoston has always been a scrappy, non-profit affair put on by and for passionate film fans in the community. Everybody’s welcome, and we’re all celebrating movies together.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/27/2016
A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING * * *
Starring Tom Hanks, Sarita Choudhury, Alexander Black, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Tom Skerritt. Written for the screen and directed by Tom Tykwer.
EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! * * 1 / 2
Starring Blake Jenner, Glen Powell, Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell and Zoey Deutch. Written and directed by Richard Linklater.
Last week the good folks at IFFBoston’s Screening Series brought writer-director Jeremy Saulnier to the Coolidge Corner Theatre for an early peek at Green Room, his new white-knuckle thriller about a punk gig gone horrifically awry. After the show, the Blue Ruin filmmaker took questions from a rattled crowd. Here are some edited highlights of the conversation:
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL * *
Starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Jaeden Lieberher and Adam Driver. Written and directed by Jeff Nichols.