Thursday, January 29, 2015

Say No to Netflix

Independent Film Festival Boston, the sequel


Damn you, Netflix.

Thanks to your inexhaustible and way-too-accessible film library, we're more likely to watch Total Recall in bed for the 19th time than scour theater listings for the next great American movie. 

That all changes this Wednesday, when Independent Film Festival Boston returns to prove that, like Jason at the end of every Friday the 13th flick, great cinema isn't dead just yet. 

Of course, that's not to say there's anything wrong with Total Recall. It's just that with more than 130 original films screening over the course of six days, now's the time for A Hijacking, a tense thriller about Somali pirates.

Also recommended: the Hollywood satire In A World... starring Parks & Rec's Nick Offerman and Rundown homie Rob Corddry

And one thing Netflix will never have? Parties. Once the end credits finish rolling, your night really begins with five parties spread over six days at local hotspots including Emerald Lounge and Sabur.

That should get you out of bed for a while.

Independent Film Festival Boston
Wednesday-Tuesday, April 24-30
Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Davis Square
(617) 625-5700

Tickets: $10 and up here
Nearby: M3; The Painted Burro; Mike's

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