This is the rundown for Radio Boston for April 28. Tiziana Dearing is our host.
- Can you smell the popcorn? The Independent Film Festival Boston is back this year in person. Screenings go through Wednesday, May 4. We talk about how it's going, what's showing, and what it's like to be back in person for the first time since 2019.
- In 2011, Tod O'Donnell woke up from a coma with no recollection of the incident that brought him to the hospital. A decade later, his healing from the mysterious fall that caused a Traumatic Brain Injury is the subject of a new film, produced and directed by his son, Tim. "The House We Lived In" explores the decade of Tod's life following his injury. It's set to premiere this weekend at the Independent Film Festival Boston.
- In the summer of 1967, two little boys, Jeff and Tony Whittemore, wanted nothing more than to go to the World's Fair in Montreal. But Jeff and Tony lived in Needham, Massachusetts. The boys devised a plan to drive their Shetland pony, King, all 325 miles, alone. Their 27-day journey is documented in a new film, "Pony Boys," showing this weekend at the Independent Film Festival Boston.
This program aired on April 28, 2022.