Quiet on set: Boston Film Festival is back

Learn which flicks at the Boston Film Festival are coming to a screen near you — and which ones are available to stream from home.

Paramount sign in downtown Boston.

Two of the in-person screenings will take place at the Paramount Theatre on Washington Street.

Photo by @thechrisdk

We hope you have a hankering for popcorn. The 39th Boston Film Festival kicks off this week, bringing six films to local theaters, and even more flicks to at-home viewers.

In-person screenings will run from Thursday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Paramount Theatre, Boston Public Library, MIT Media Lab, and Shalin Liu (in Rockport). Standouts from this year’s selection include the dog-centric documentary “Healing Dakota” and the true crime thriller “American Outlaws.”

Pro tip: Many of these screenings include bonus features, (think: Q+As and award presentations) so stick around once the lights go up.

The festival’s at-home component will offer virtual, ticketed viewings of documentaries, shorts, and films on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 30. See what’s on the schedule so you can tune in from the couch this weekend.

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