The 2018 Berkshire International Film Festival (May 31-June 3 in Great Barrington and Pittsfield, MA) will feature some of the year’s most anticipated and critically acclaimed films, including a group of high-profile documentaries. Here are some of the highlights:
“AMERICAN ANIMALS” – a crime drama that earned rave reviews at Sundance
“BAD REPUTATION” – a documentary on iconic singer Joan Jett
“EIGHTH GRADE” – A24 and director Bo Burnham’s look at the middle to high school transition starring Elsie Fisher
“THE LONG, DUMB ROAD” – a coming of age comedy with Tony Revolori (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”)
“LOVE, GILDA” – a star-studded doc celebrating the life of Gilda Radnor
“STUDIO 54” – a doc on the iconic pop culture hang-out
“WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?” – the much talked about Mister Rogers documentary from Oscar winning “20 Feet from Stardom” director Morgan Neville (5 days before it opens)
And BIFF will also feature a “Sunday Afternoon Sneak” (on 6/3) of an upcoming film reportedly shot entirely in the area. A Q&A with the director and members of the cast and crew will follow.
I’ll be at the festival covering some of the films. If you want to be there, too, buy your tickets now at BIFFMA.org.