The Independent Film Festival Boston 2010 is just around the corner, April 21st through the 28th! The lineup this year is ambitious as always, and deciding which films I’m going to attend is already a challenge. You can see the schedule and buy tickets here, and as last year that site features the “Festival Genius” which helps you create a schedule and resolve conflicts. It’s a great tool.
The festival film I’ve selected for the club this year is “Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields”, and as Stephin is from the area I’d would be surprised if this wasn’t a popular show. I’d recommend buying tickets in advance. Even better, you save a buck by buying your tickets in advance!
If that film doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there are many other interesting films showing that evening, so hopefully you can find something else you are interested in. If you want to be a true IFF degenerate like myself, may I recommend obtaining a festival pass. I find that even if the math of money on tickets and money on a pass is close, the convenience of having a pass and getting into the theatre first removes much of the pressure of trying to see lots of movies. Last year I believe I saw 18 or 19, so I certainly got my value out of it. And this year they’ve added an additional day to the festival, so it should be even easier!