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Boston Indie Film Fest Celebrates 10 Years

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The Independent Film Festival Boston kicks off Wednesday night and is celebrating its 10th year.

"Sleepwalk With Me," a feature adapted from Mike Birbiglia's off-Broadway show and "This American Life" segments, opens the locally grown fest, which runs through May 2.

Program Director Adam Roffman said IFF Boston has doubled in size since its inception in 2002 — up from four days to nine, and from 40 films to 98.

"I'd say the only way it hasn't grown is in terms of people who work on the festival getting paid," Roffman said, "because we're all still doing this on a completely volunteer basis around our day jobs."

Roffman estimates 15,000 film fans will attend.

The festival's hub is the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, with additional screenings at the Brattle and Coolidge Corner theaters.

This program aired on April 25, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Andrea Shea Senior Arts Reporter
Andrea Shea is WBUR's arts reporter.



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