Boston Film Festival Brings Hollywood To Boston

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Over the past few years, Massachusetts has gained the nickname "Hollywood-East" as tourism officials have brought filmmakers to the state to shoot their films. The Boston Film Festival, now in its 26th year, has been attracting Hollywood for decades.

Beginning tomorrow, the festival will screen six world premiers and 24 films in a week-long showcase of feature films, short films, animated films, and documentaries. Festival organizers say they expect many Hollywood A-listers to make their way to Boston, including Aaron Eckhart, Todd Stashwick,  and Eliza Dushku, among others. We'll speak with famed filmmaker Ed Burns who stars and directs "Nice Guy Johnny," which screens at the festival on Sunday.

Many of the movies that the festival will screen have New England connections.


  • Ed Burns, actor, director, "Nice Guy Johnny"
  • Robin Dawson, executive director, Boston Film Festival


This program aired on September 16, 2010.


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