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The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons

How do you know you're at the 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (June 13-17) and not some other cinephilic shindig?
Triple edged
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 22, 2012
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Almost Famous: Micah Salkind

"You can’t throw a stone here without hitting an artist."
Providence Black Repertory Company
By FRANK MULLIN  |  June 04, 2008
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Chris Bull

A bike is the most appropriate technology for moving around the city — it’s easy to park, and it’s powered by burritos and beer.
Almost famous
By FRANK MULLIN  |  March 05, 2008
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The Boston Phoenix–Alumni Film Critics’ Poll

It’s true, the Boston Phoenix has never won an Oscar.
Our first-ever round-up of the past year’s best movies, with a little help from our friends
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  February 13, 2008
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The Eye

“I see . . . ,” says formerly blind concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba, not believable as a musician even while visionless).
Two directers and still unoriginal
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 06, 2008
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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007


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Broken English

Possible explanations include drinking, pills, low self-esteem, and her inability to resist jumping into bed on the first date.
A safe ticket seller
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2007
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'Tis the season

Yeah, yeah, summer . Go outside, hone your tan, toss a Frisbee, blah blah blah.
To stay inside and watch awesome movies
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 28, 2007
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Fact and fiction . . .

Of the 16 narrative films on deck this year at the Newport International Film Festival, several could be termed “coming-of-age.”
The whole wide world is on screen at the 10th Annual Newport International Film Festival
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  May 30, 2007
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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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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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For Your Consideration

The mock documentary has been around so long that it should have evolved by now into its own parody, the mock mock documentary. Watch the trailer for For Your Consideration  (QuickTime)
It's been considered
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 15, 2006
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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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The Oh in Ohio

Parker Posey is a self-described “unmeltable ice queen” and “ball of fear” in Billy Kent’s likable indie comedy that (though no one will believe it) is better than The 40-Year Old Virgin . Watch the trailer for The Oh in Ohio  (QuickTime)
Better than The 40-Year Old Virgin
By A.S. HAMRAH  |  August 02, 2006