The 38th Annual Boston Film Festival runs from September 22 through September 26, both in-person and virtually.


Per the press release:

The 38th edition of the Boston Film Festival (or BFF, from September 22-26) accents social issues of environmental wildlife challenges and global warming while expanding for a showcase night of comedy screenings. Likewise, the celebration will include three world premieres — “Bromates” (from executive producer Snoop Dogg), “The Wind & the Reckoning,” and “Always, Lola” – plus the U.S. premieres of “American Murderer” (starring Ryan Philippe and Idina Menzel) and “The Temptation of Trees.”


The big screening for this year’s BFF, however, will take place on Opening Night: Thursday, September 22. That’s when the Festival will screen Don’t Worry Darling, which will open nationwide the following day: Friday, September 23. That’s the new film starring and directed and co-produced by Olivia Wilde. It also stars singer Harry Styles and Florence Pugh. And it’s been getting a lot of weird buzz in the past few weeks, from Harry Styles joking about spitting on costar Chris Pine to Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh throwing shade back and forth in the media.


Boston Film Festival

It wouldn’t be the BFF without local connections, too:

The dramatic film “Always, Lola” provides some local New England color with star Roxy Striar, who is a native of Newton, MA. In addition, Court Crandall – the co-writer and director of “Bromates” – also is a native of Massachusetts and as graduate of the University of New Hampshire.


I’ve tracked down as many trailers of the films that are screening as I was able to. You can scroll through those below. And you can get the Festival screening schedule and program on the BFF website. Because what better time to indulge in some cinema than in early fall, as the days get a little shorter and the air gets a little cooler.

  • Don't Worry Darling

  • Bromates

  • American Murderer

  • The Power Of Activism

  • The Wind and the Reckoning

  • Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West

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