“And just like that, the 2015 Independent Film Festival Boston came to a close, not with a whimper, but with a big screen sick-lit adaptation made for the Sundance set.
A lot more than that took place before IFFBoston’s closing night blowout, of course, but ending on Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is kind of major. This is the flick that stole everyone’s heart at Park City, the picture that Fox Searchlight acquired with Indian Paintbrush in yet another deal-making team-up between the two companies. (The last time they joined forces, they snagged The Grand Budapest Hotel, which turned out pretty well for them after tallying awards season laurels and box office success.) If you’re up for stacking Gomez-Rejon’s film against even more past Sundance winners, you may wish to consider that it won the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award, just like Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash.” (Via Paste Magazine.)