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Boston Film Festival brings in stars

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Credit to Jake Busey / Associated Press

Posted by Olivia Vanni / Inside Track On September - 9 - 2018

Get ready to roll out the red carpet and put on your finest cinephile cap, because the 34th annual Boston Film Festival will return to the Hub Sept. 20-23.

And to ensure you’re properly prepared, we have a rundown of what to expect on the big screen this year.

On a global level, the festival will host the world premiere of "The Passing Parade" and the first U.S. screening of "Grace," which was filmed around Boston. Other works that will be featured throughout the cinematic schedule are "The Etruscan Smile," "Satan & Adam" and a special viewing of the new NBC medical drama "New Amsterdam."

The lineup will also boast a selection of East Coast debuts, including those for: James ­Keach’s latest documentary, "Turning Point"; "Ride," a movie based on the story of a BMX biker that stars actor/rapper Ludacris and Sasha Alexander of "Rizzoli & Isles" fame; and "A Boy Called Sailboat," whose cast features Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons and Jake Busey.

We’re told that all of the longer-format films will be followed by Q&A sessions with the creative forces behind each pic.

Among the actors expected to be in town to participate: Thora Birch and JJ Feild from "The Etruscan Smile;" Katie Cassidy, Debby Ryan and Tate Donovan from "Grace"; Busey and Miranda Skerman from "A Boy Called Sailboat;" Alexander from "Ride;" as well as Freema Agyeman, Jocko Sims, Anupam Kher and Tyler Labine from "New Amsterdam," and Hal Ozsan and Graham Sibley from "The Passing Parade."

The complete schedule is still forthcoming but once it’s finalized, it, along with ticketing information, will be found on the Boston Film Festival’s website.

Link to Official Article: Boston Herald

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The 2017 Boston Film Festival Winners


Last Years Winners

September 25, 2017 (Boston, MA.) The Boston Film Festival closed out the 33rd annual program on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 with an elegant dinner celebration hosted by Frank DePasquale at his Assagio Restaurant in the North End.

  • Best Film - Damascus Cover
  • Best Actor - Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Damascus Cover
  • Best Actress - Olivia Thirlby, Damascus Cover
  • Best Director - Daniel Berk, Damascus Cover
  • Best Cinematography - Damascus Cover, Chloë Thomson
  • Best Original Screenplay - Crash Pad, Jeremy Catalino Screenwriter
  • Best Original Screenplay - Crash Pad, Jeremy Catalino Screenwriter
  • Best Editing - Crash Pad, Kevin Tent
  • Best Ensemble Cast - Damascus Cover
  • Best Music - American Satan, Jonathan Davis, Nicholas O'Toole
  • Audience Favorite - Heal, Kelly Noonan
  • Best Documentary - Augie, James Keach Director
  • Mass Impact Award - In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, Maurice Fitzpatrick Director
  • EcoFilm Award - The Bullish Farmer, Ken Marsolais Director
  • Best Short - Lacrimosa, Tanja Mairitsch Director
  • Best Animation - Corky, Ty Primosch Director

The Boston Film Festival sponsors included Union Point as Presenting Sponsor, along with A&E, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Boston, Dav El/Boston Coach, Revere Hotel, DePasqualeVentures, Assaggio Restaurant, USA Network and AMC Theatres.


2017 Films Festival Photo Gallery

"A few years ago I was thrilled to be invited to show my film 'Death in Love' at the Boston Film Festival. The overall selection was excellent, and the audience was open and appreciative. The festival provided us with a great stay in a beautiful city, and I would be happy to return when I have another film that makes the cut."

— Boaz Yakin; "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time," co-writer screenplay; "Death in Love," director & screenplay; "Remember the Titans," director.

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