From western adventure to online dread, five films to see now at the IFFB

From western adventure to online dread, five films to see now at the IFFB

Oscar winners, comedy legends and truth-tellers are all back at the Independent Film Festival Boston, screening through Wednesday at three theaters.

Oscar winners, comedy legends and truth-tellers are all back at the Independent Film Festival Boston, screening through Wednesday in Cambridge, Somerville and Brookline.

‘Roar’: Real lions turn out real dangerous for people making grand fiasco film

‘Roar’: Real lions turn out real dangerous for people making grand fiasco film

It took more than a decade and $17 million and countless near fatal incidents with cast, crew and big cats to get ‘Roar’ to screen.

Back in 1969, producer Noel Marshall and his wife, Hitchcock muse Tippi Hedren, visited Africa and became deeply concerned about the big cat hunting trend. It led to one of the craziest spectacles ever filmed.

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