By Pamela McClintock, First Posted on January 20, 2013 on

Casey Affleck
has signed on as creative advisor of the Independent Film Festival Boston, contributing to programming decisions and reaching out to talent and filmmakers. He’ll also help coordinate the festival’s local charitable efforts, among other duties.

Affleck and his brother, Ben Affleck, grew up in Cambridge, Mass., part of the Greater Boston area, and have strong ties to the city.

“I look forward to helping the festival showcase new, exciting work,” Affleck said. “The independent film community has given me the opportunity to experiment as an actor and a filmmaker and to find an audience for films that I am deeply proud of. I hope I can help IFFBoston continue its growth as a world-class film festival.”

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