THE SOMERVILLE THEATRE’S 2ND ANNUAL 70MM & WIDESCREEN FESTIVAL

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“We gotta mix it up. We leaned heavily on the classics last year, and I think next year we probably will return to a little bit more of that. If we get a lot of people for Top Gun or Wonder Woman and ten of them come back to see Cleopatra then my job is done. I’ve continued to keep these important movies in the consciousness.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 09/20/2017

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IFFBOSTON 2017 WRAP-UP REVIEWS

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“What makes Davyeon feel so different is that writer-director Amman Abbasi transplants hood movie tropes to the Deep South, infusing the bucolic settings with some of the same junkyard lyricism we saw in executive producer David Gordon Green’s George Washington. The movie doesn’t end where you want it to, but it ends when it should.” – Boston Reel, 05/04/2017

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IFFBOSTON 2017 JURY AWARDS SPOTLIGHT

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“In a film where everything becomes a measuring contest, even the boys’ vape clouds are dicks. Hittman’s superlatively subjective camera sexualizes all in its path, damp with the New York City summer’s cruel humidity and a hazy, exhausted torpor. Beach Rats is the most evocative movie I’ve seen so far at the festival. It’s also the saddest.” – Boston Reel, 05/02/2017

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IFFBOSTON 2017 WEEKEND RECCOMENDATIONS

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“The bizarre, improbably moving Sylvio has moments of beauty that border on the sublime. There’s a yearning to the hairy guy’s amazingly uneventful puppet shows, a dream of sophistication that transcends his animal brutishness. The movie’s also funny as hell because, again, it’s about a gorilla wearing sunglasses and people clothes.” – Boston Reel, 04/28/2017

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IFFBOSTON 2017 PREVIEW

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“The fifteenth annual Independent Film Festival Boston begins on Wednesday night, kicking off Holy Week for the city’s cinephiles. Unspooling at the Somerville, Brattle and Coolidge Corner Theatres, the non-profit IFFBoston and its all-volunteer staff showcase independent films at independent venues, far from the madding multiplexes.” – Metro, 04/26/2017

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IT STAYS WITH YOU: IFFBOSTON 2017

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“There’s an atmosphere that fosters community. People who would never engage a stranger at the Kendall have no problem turning to a stranger in line and asking what they’ve seen that they liked. We have heard so many stories of people who met at the festival who went on to become best friends, and in a few cases, get married and start families.” – WBUR’s The ARTery, 04/25/2017

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WICKED QUEER 2017

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“Set in a dystopian future where a peaceful socialist revolution did nothing to quell the battle of the sexes, Lizzie Borden’s notorious 1983 mock documentary Born In Flames follows a group of radical black lesbians forming a Women’s Army in the streets. Co-star Jeanne Satterfield will lead a discussion following the screening. You will have questions.” – Metro, 03/30/2017

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