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Hal Hartley

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Fay Grim

This effort by the hoary dean of American Independent Film, Hal Hartley, is the freshest and most accomplished thing he’s done since the film it’s a “sequel” to.
Love conquers all, except when it doesn't
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 17, 2007
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Opening Night

Independent Film Festival of Boston Vodcast: A daily immersion in the IFFB experience.
VIDEO: The Independent Film Festival of Boston Vodcast, Volume One.
By BOSTON PHOENIX VIDEO  |  April 28, 2007
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Everyday heroes

Despite the name, independent cinema has grown conventional.
Alternative cinema lives at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 17, 2007
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ID Check: Chelsea Spear

Chelsea Spear grew up in Medford, back when it was strictly a working-class enclave known largely for “big hair, Spandex, and KISS-108,” so she understands the injuries of class.
The no-talkies
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 07, 2006
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Indie dependents

Try as they might to be independent, filmmakers are still bound by family ties, the same as everyone else.
Family ties at the Independent Film Festival of Boston
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 19, 2006