The 26th Annual Boston Film Festival is going on from September 17th-23rd at the Stuart Street Playhouse. The main categories shown this week are Features, Documentaries, Shorts and Animation. Two films had their world premiere last night: To Be Friends, produced by Jim and Aaron Eckhart, and locally-filmed Locked In, starring Ben Barns and directed by Suri Krishnamma. Closing night will feature a sneak peak at Iron Cross, starring the late Roy Schneider, which follows a retired New York police officer and Holocaust survivor.
The Stuart Street Playhouse is a new addition to the culturally rich theater district of Boston. As Boston’s newest indie theater, the playhouse seats 425 and features a 30-foot Super-Glo screen. Visit here for a complete list of the 24 films playing this week.
Several actors are slated to be in attendance, including Aaron Eckhart, Todd Stashwick, Joelle Carter, Sara Roemer, Leslie Bibb, Ed Burns, Kyle Gallner, Wade Williams, Stephanie Lemelin and Sam Rockwell. Ryan Merriman, who has had a recurring role on the ABC hit “Pretty Little Liars”, is also said to be attending.
Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Young Actor, Best Young Actress are just a few of the award that will be given at the end of the festival. Tickets are still available online, each film is $10 and ticket packages are also available.