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Noah Cowan in 2018.

Noah Cowan, Independent Film Festival Executive, Dies at 55

Noah Cowan, film festivals executive and independent film distributor, died on Wednesday, January 25 after a 38-year-long career in the independent film festival world. Cowan’s work had a large impact on independent film through his work with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and San Francisco Film Society/SFFILM. He started working for TIFF in 1984… Read more »

Review: The Other Sides of Kansas

Most people assume the Embarrassment, hailing from Kansas means that midwestern state’s Big College Town, Lawrence. But these punk rockers met in Wichita grade school in the 1970s, outsiders crashing an outsider style. Even at full tilt, the band looked like four high school chess clubbers chased by a non-threatening loner aura—they made hip seem… Read more »

Interview: The Past, Present, and Future of the Coolidge Corner Theater with CEO Katherine Tallman

The Coolidge Corner Theater, a staple of Brookline, MA and a link to the golden age of cinema, has operated continuously since 1933. Already threatened by national chains and streaming services, independent theaters around the country have struggled to maintain financial solvency, and many haven’t survived the death blow of COVID. But the Coolidge continues… Read more »

The Fickleness of Love: An Interview with Student Director Nicholas Renteria on his film “Chester.”

At the beginning of the academic year, Emerson Independent Video (EIV) gave Nicholas Renteria the opportunity to write and produce his own film, propelling him into one of the most exhilarating–and most hectic–semesters of his career. The Independent’s Maggie Lu spoke with Nicholas Renteria about his experiences working on his film “Chester,” walking through the process of producing the film and exploring how he juggled both directing and his college studies, all at the same time. Read More >>

Filmmakers Collaborative’s 10th Annual Boston International Kids Film Festival Kicks Off on November 18

The 10th annual Boston International Kids Film Festival (BIKFF) takes place from November 18 to November 20 in the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. The festival aims to show young children that making a film can be a powerful way to tell a story while also having fun. Read More >>

Wicked Queer Presents a Mini Fall Film Festival

From November 18-21, Wicked Queer (North America’s 4th longest-running LGBTQ+ film festival and formerly known as the Boston LGBT Film Festival) will host its first miniature fall film fest at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Brattle Theater. Read More >>