Indy Film Lives in Boston

Sun. April 29 – Tues. May 1

 Hot on the heels of the Boston Underground Film Festival comes the Independent Film Festival of Boston. You cannot say Boston lacks for diversity or experimenting when it comes to exhibiting non-mainstream movies. As far as we’re concerned, there are places we’ll go and places we won’t. For instance, we didn’t go  to the Brattle Theatre tonight Saturday April 28 at 9:30 p.m. to see "Zoo," a documentary about men who love animals and not in the way we love our cats Trevor, Lucy, Slugger and Solo. We’re told it’s not sensationalist or explicit – and we know that world is out there – but, well, our curiosity has limits. You, on the other hand, may be more curiouser. The IFFB – which also takes place at the Somerville Theatre and Coolidge Corner Theatre – is where you can explore territory that usually remains unexplored (by most of us). Call it the Anartica of film. The festival closes May 1 at the Coolidge with the world premiere of "Brooklyn Rules." Movies tend to start around noon and screen through around midnight at the aformentioned venues. On Saturday, there’s two discussions – "Realities of Independent Filmmaking" and "Non-Theatrical Distribution for Filmmakers" – starting at 12:30 p.m. at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway. There’s a slew of films so you’re going to want to check descriptions and times at their website below and decide what you want to take a chance on. Hey, "Spiderman 3" isn’t open yet … Tickets are around $9.

Festival site: ifffb Coolidge, 290 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-734-2000, Brattle, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-876-6837, Somerville, 55 Davis Square, 617-625-5700

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