On Friday, September 17th, the 26th Boston Film Festival will kick off at the Stuart Street Playhouse, with 6 world premieres and 24 other films for movie fans and the press to enjoy.
On opening night, two world premieres will be happening. The film To Be Friends starring Todd Stashwick and Joelle Carter will be showing. Writer/director Jim Eckhart, and his brother, Aaron Eckhart, the executive producer of the picture will both be in attendance. The locally-shot psychological thriller Locked In, will also be shown. The
movie stars Ben Barnes, Sara Roemer, and Watertown’s Eliza Dushku. Roemer and Dushku will also be in attendance that evening for the screening.
During the opening weekend of the festival, there will be a 35th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s legendary film Jaws, which was shot on Martha’s Vineyard.
That Saturday and Sunday will also feature a shorts program of a variety of short form films. Other genres of film that will be featured include a documentaries and animated features.
Other famous faces that have promised to be in attendance include Ed Burns, Sam Rockwell, and Wade Williams. The Boston Film festival provides audiences with the opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions with actors and directors following the screening of their films.
During the closing night film and special events, Ernie and The Automatics will perform along with a special appearance by James Montgomery.
Tickets for all movie screenings are available for purchase at the theater’s box office or online via TicketLeap on the Boston Film Festival web site. The festival will run until the 23rd.