Get some screen time in this spring with these three top picks from local film festivals.
Highlighting the artistic perspectives of differently-abled people, the ReelAbilities Film Festival spans March 21-29 and opens with a must-see film, Sanctuary, at the Museum of Science. Directed by Len Collin, the Irish comedy follows the romantic adventures of a young disabled couple after a caretaker pulls them away from a group outing for a day alone.
The 17th annual Boston Turkish Film Festival rolls into the Museum of Fine Arts on March 22-April 8, boasting a collection of 21 films from both established and emerging Turkish filmmakers. This year’s lineup includes a March 31 screening of Fatih Akin’s 2017 Golden Globe winner In the Fade, focusing on a woman who seeks out the perpetrators responsible for the bombing that killed her son and husband.
Wicked Queer’s 34th annual LGBT Film Festival runs March 29-April 8 and commences with A Moment in the Reeds, a Finnish drama about an encounter between a student and a Syrian refugee. One of the first queer feature-length films produced in Finland, the Mikko Makelo-directed work screens at the Museum of Fine Arts.
12 female directors whose features are in the Irish Film Festival Boston at the Somerville Theatre on March 22-25. Among the most anticipated films is Aoife McArdle’s Kissing Candice, a coming-of-age tale that will make its U.S. premiere at the festival.
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