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Sam El­liott, for the Cen­ter­piece Nar­ra­tive Spot­light, “The Hero.” El­liott gives a per­for­mance of enor­mous warmth and sub­tlety as a washed-up western movie star who tries to clean up the mess he’s made of things be­fore rid­ing off into the sun­set.

In the Doc­u­men­tary Cen­ter­piece Spot­light, lo­cal leg­end Er­rol Mor­ris’ “The B-Side: Elsa Dorf­man’s Por­trait Pho­tog­ra­phy” pro­files his friend and fel­low Cantab­ri­gian, chron­i­cling her un­con­ven­tional ca­reer shoot­ing large­for­mat Po­laroid stills.

Doc fans also won’t want to miss the lat­est from “Hoop Dreams” and “Life It­self” di­rec­tor Steve James. “Aba­cus: Small Enough to Jail” in­ves­ti­gates why The 15th an­nual In­de­pen­dent Film Fes­ti­val Bos­ton runs through May 3 at the Somerville, Brat­tle and Coolidge Cor­ner The­atres. For show­times and ticket in­for­ma­tion visit iff­boston.org.

only one bank was pros­e­cuted for financial crimes that caused the 2008 re­ces­sion.

Mil­ton’s own Jenny Slate is back with her “Ob­vi­ous Child” di­rec­tor Gil­lian Robe­spierre for the “Land­line,” a bit­ter­sweet tale of in­fi­delity in the smart­phone-free 1990s.

On the darker side, a cast of alt-com­edy all-stars in­clud­ing Michael Cera, Judy Greer, Gil­lian Jacobs and Jeff Gar­lin heap hu­mil­i­a­tions on hap­less Brett Gel­man in “Lemon.”

The fes­ti­val will fea­ture more than 100 more fea­tures and shorts screen­ing through­out the next week.

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