We're partnering with the !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (site), opening today and running through February 26, on !f ², an alternative film distribution presenting five films from this year's lineup in 27 cities simultaneously on the last three days of the festival. What's more, Q&A sessions with each of the directors, will be broadcast live following the screenings. These are interactive events: Audiences in various cities throughout the world will be able to engage directly with the filmmakers on stage in Istanbul.
Viewers in Turkey will also be able to watch the films online. Here's the schedule:
Friday, February 24, 19:30:Marshall Curry
's If a Tree Falls: A Story of The Earth Liberation Front
, which Salon's Andrew O'Hehir calls "a remarkably evenhanded story about an eager young activist who was drawn down a slippery slope toward property destruction and violence, and who wound up as a baffled defendant in