This year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston trailer featured Cam-e-o the robot’s IFFBoston adventure. (Cam-e-o itself was created by legendary steel sculptor of friendly robots, Skunkadelia. Skunk also designs the festival’s awards.)

Filmmaker Larry Anderson and I collaborated on a song for the trailer this year, and I performed the distorted, semi-robotic, semi-sarcastic Fred Schneider-ish spoken word ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’-like lyric built from film and festival related terms.

On the film front, two stand outs for me this year were Lulu Wang’s The Farewell, a comedy/drama about cultural incongruencies between a young Americanized Chinese woman (Awkwafina) and her family while dealing with the terminal diagnosis of the matriarch back in China; and Lynn Shelton’s, Sword of Trust, a dark comedy about Civil War memorabilia and conspiracy theorists featuring a top-notch cast of comic actors including Marc Maron, Jillian Bell and the under-known, under appreciated Michaela Watkins.

For those that asked, here are the lyrics to the trailer . . .

Red Line
Rush Line
Beer Line
Sight Line

How to fest
Best Boy
Fest boy

Pop Filter
Shot Gun
Dead Cat

Jump Cut
Cross Cut
Cross Fade
(Just Cut!)

Baby Legs
Baby Wrangle
Expert Panels
Wide Angle

Low Budget
High Concept
Indie Art Experiment

(Welcome everybody, to the Independent Film Festival of Boston!)

(Davis Square
Next Stop
Indie Film’s
Newest Crop)

Pre, Pro, Post
After Party

Running Naked
In the Square
Go Faster Pussycat!
Kiiillllll, Kiiilllllllllll

Shut ‘em off!