Saturday, August 9

Special Events ArchiveMassachusetts Independent Film Festival 2014

Visitant / Moving Stone / Bad Day / Raising Matty Christian (D4B1)

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Day 4, Block 1 (D4B1)

Presented by Massachusetts Independent Film Festival

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New England Film
dir. Carlo Barbieri [12 min]
This plot plays on the connected idea of “Roanoke Island” where people vanished. This plot plays on that concept but in a different manner.

Visitant is about a small town which is visited by dark strangers. They soon find out that these “strangers” have unsettling intentions set for the town. Visitant is segmented into multiple stories involving multiple settings and people around the town as they soon discover they are in danger.

New England Film
Moving Stone
dir. C.W. Dolan [15 min]
A bowling team finds itself in a state of disorder as communication breaks down before their championship game. Assumption and irrationality breed an environment that not only threatens their functioning as a team, but their safety towards each other.

New England Film
Bad Day
dir. Salome Tkebuchava [19 min]
‘Bad Day’ is a short comedy that all revolves around a violinist, her violin, and a sandwich, and her comedic strugle to get one or the other of the objects back from various diverse passerby. ‘Bad Day’ is dedicated to music, particularly classical music which has the power to make us more kind, tolerant, and loving.

New England Film
Raising Matty Christian
dir. Christian de Rezendes [85 min]
in This inspirational documentary profiles the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009), known as ‘Matty’ from the town of Canton, Massachusetts, who was born without a full set of arms and legs and without a tongue. As told through interviews with his parents Allie and Jerry, brother Michael and several close friends and authority figures throughout his life, ‘Raising Matty Christian’ paints a portrait of an inspiring young man who never took no for an answer and set out to live life to the fullest.

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  • Friday, August 8 at 4:40 PM

Festival and Day Passes also available – visit for full details. Brattle passes will not be accepted for MassIFF screenings.