Friday, August 28

Special Events ArchiveMassachusetts Independent Film Festival 2015

Alight / Voluntary Paralysis / Slow Burn / Wander, Wonder, Wilderness (D3B2)

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Day 3, Block 2 (D3B2)

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dir. Paul Anthony Speziale
A couple arrives home in the midst of a blackout and, without distractions, learns some new things about each other.

VOLUNTARY PARALYSISVoluntary Paralysis • World Premiere
dir. Matt Relstab and Billy Wirasnik
Stephen is a nice guy whose life begins to unravel after a night of heavy drinking with friends. With his memory of the evening gone, he wakes up the next morning haunted by the feeling of having done something horrible.
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dir. Stephen Martin
Stan Bukowski struggles with the release of his son’s murderer from prison. Wanting revenge is a given….seeing it through is not.

WANDER, WONDER, WILDERNESSWander, Wonder, Wilderness
dir. Paul Turano
Wander, Wonder, Wilderness is a documentary project that explores the urban wilds and parks of Greater Boston. This hour long essay film chronicles the filmmaker’s engagement with green spaces in an urban environment and explores the complex notions that they reveal about human ecology. One part history lesson, one part ecological perspective, and one part poetic rumination, this long form essay film chronicles a range of ideas around landscape, evolving notions of wilderness, historical layers of human experience with nature and its resources, and personal meditations on the environment. The film also contains extensive on-site interviews with visitors to these locations to capture and share a collective understanding of Boston’s relationship to natural spaces in their otherwise artificial setting. The human experience of nature through these green spaces is multifaceted, as it can involve not just our appreciation of plants, trees, animals, birds, and phenomena of light and weather, but the more personal interactions and internal ruminations that these environments inspire.
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Friday 8/28

Day 3 All Day Pass
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Friday 8/28 at 12:15 PM
Friday 8/28 at 2:15 PM
Friday 8/28 at 4:35 PM
Friday 8/28 at 7:00 PM

Saturday 8/29

Day 4 All Day Pass
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Saturday 8/29 at 2:10 PM
Saturday 8/29 at 4:40 PM

Festival and Day Passes also available – visit for full details. Brattle passes will not be accepted for MassIFF screenings. Please Note: MassIFF Day 1 & Day 2 screenings take place at Somerville Theatre – visit for full details.