In The Boston Herald: Roxbury film festival is back in a big way



Life, at least life as far as the 26th annual RoxFilm festival goes, is back big this summer.

“Things were different this year,” RoxFilm director Lisa Simmons marveled. “So many more films came in, we have close to 90 films this year!

“We’ve booked so many because we wanted to shout out and say, ‘This is an important film to see. This is a fun film.’ I think the independent world especially is back and able to navigate. It’s been a cool year.”

Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts RoxFilm begins with a mini concert and screening of “Luther: Never too Much,” a new documentary on the R&B singer extraordinaire Luther Vandross.

“We are really excited to grab this doc by Dawn Porter who has done number of amazing documentaries. It just got picked up by OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) and premieres in July.”

Closing night stars recent Oscar nominee Colman Domingo in the prison drama “Sing Sing” and concludes with a panel discussion.

Read the entire article as it originally appeared in The Boston Herald here.