Much Ado About Nothing
I know as a film critic I should be as unbiased as possible but the film I was most excited about at the Independent Film Festival Boston was Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. As the creative director of the film festival said in his opening remarks, “Nowhere but Boston is there likely a place where the Venn diagram of Whedon fans and Shakespeare fans has more overlap”. If the response of the sold out audience I saw the film with was any indication, he was right. Whedon is understandably busy so he was not able to attend the screening but Fran Franz (Claudio) and newcomer Jillian Morgese (Hero) were present and spoke a little about how fun, fast, and alcohol-fueled the project was. It was filmed at Whedon’s home over eleven days and it sounds like filming was a lot of fun.