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‘Best Kept Secret’ draws a crowd at IFFB

From left: Danielle DiGiacomo, Janet Mino, Diane and Governor Deval Patrick, and Samantha Buck at Somerville Theatre.

Akshay Sarma

From left: Danielle DiGiacomo, Janet Mino, Diane and Governor Deval Patrick, and Samantha Buck at Somerville Theatre.

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Governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane, were front and center in the Somerville Theatre audience during the world premiere of the documentary “Best Kept Secret” at the Independent Film Festival Boston on Saturday night. Patrick wasn’t the only politician in the house for the film, which follows Newark teacher Janet Mino as she prepares students with autism for life after high school. City Councilor Mike Ross and state Senator Karen Spilka also came out for the screening, which featured a Q&A with Mino, director Samantha Buck, and producer Danielle DiGiacomo. Also in the audience were Boston’s own Paul Bernon, of Burn Later Productions, and Sean Curran, who served as executive producers on the film.

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