IFFB BillboardDisclaimer: The following posts were written on site during the Independent Film Festival of Boston which took place April 21-24, 2005.

I'm in South Station and everyone is walking with their hands cupped over their ears. Strobe lights flash and a loud alert echoes through the halls. It's a fire alarm but nobody's running away, this is Boston.

I'm on my way to the Somerville Theater in Davis Square for the opening night film of the Independent Film Festival of Boston. The red line train takes off and the noise is left behind. Was there a fire? No one knows or cares.

Before I begin to tell you about the IFFB, I must first tell you about Boston's other premiere film festival - the Boston Film Festival (BFF). Notice the difference is the word Independent, which is a missing at this other festival in both name and content.
categories Cinematical