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Early look at the<b><b> Independent Film Festival Boston</b> </b>

RJ Cyler and Thomas Mann in the 2015 film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.”Chung Hoon Chung

The Independent Film Festival Boston, which runs from April 22-29, isn’t releasing its full lineup until Tuesday, but we can tell you that some big directors and stars have already signed up to come to town for screenings.

Jesse Andrews, a Harvard grad who wrote the young adult novel and film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” will be at the Coolidge Corner Theatre to screen the film on April 29. The drama won the grand jury prize and audience award at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Director James Ponsoldt, known for “The Spectacular Now,” will open the festival at the Somerville Theatre on April 23 with his film “The End of the Tour,” which stars Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace. Director Dave Chen and character actor Stephen Tobolowsky (“Groundhog Day,” “Glee,” “The Goldbergs”) will show their storytelling film “The Primary Instinct” for the festival’s “Sunday Special Screening” on April 26. And Bobcat Goldthwait will appear with Barry Crimmins at the Somerville Theatre on April 25 for “Call Me Lucky,” Goldthwait’s documentary about Crimmins, a Boston comedy legend who helped launch the careers of many comics at the Ding Ho in Inman Square. Goldthwait filmed some of the doc in town last year.