Parents, grab your babies and lock them away for safekeeping…it’s the 2o17 edition of the Boston Underground Film Festival! Taking place at Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre, BUFF brings to The Hub the best possible offering of crazy, disturbing, subversive, and out and out gonzo movies for fans to enjoy the hell out of!
Opening night kicks off with Prevenge, a highly buzzed about horror comedy from director/screenwriter/star Alice Lowe – here’s a brief description from the BUFF Website:
Recently widowed and heavily pregnant, Ruth (Alice Lowe) embarks on a homicidal rampage, methodically taking down all who’ve wronged her…according to her unborn baby. Children can certainly be demanding: Ruth’s is ruthless. Dictating from within the womb, the tiny-voiced, mighty fetal misanthrope calls for the blood of her enemies: those who’ve contributed to daddy’s premature demise.
Following that is a special 1oth anniversary screening of Southland Tales, starring Dwayne Johnson and directed by Richard Kelly (“Donnie Darko“). If you’ve never heard of this film before, here’s a brief word about it from the BUFF Website:
On Independence Day 2005, twin nuclear attacks on Abilene & El Paso, Texas, kicked off World War III, triggering catastrophe, mass hysteria, and societal collapse. In the wake of the chaos, the PATRIOT Act was given new authority to broaden surveillance over citizenry, to censor the Internet, and to require fingerprint verification for computer & bank account access. This film is impossible to summarize or describe because there’s so much more going on here than you can fathom.
Kelly didn’t find the success with this film that he found with cult hit Donnie Darko, but it still has a loyal group of followers out there.
As noted above, screenings take place at the Brattle Theatre. Prevenge screens at 7:00 PM, Southland Tales at 9:15 PM. Tickets for tonight and all the films being presented can be purchased at the Brattle website. And don’t forget to check out BUFF’s official website for complete info on all the films coming up!
The Boston Underround FIlm Festival (actually in Cambridge…sorry, I HAVE to point this out EVERY FRIGGIN’ YEAR! LOL!) will continue throughout this weekend with more great underground films, shorts and the like. Be sure to check in with eCinemaBoston each day for film and schedule information. And don’t forget – coverage of the Boston Underground Film Festival is ALWAYS a highlight of Subject:CINEMA’s “Boston Springs A Fethival” two-show super weekend May 20-21 at eCinemaBoston and parent site eCinemaOne…don’t miss it!
There’s more craziness coming Tomorrow night – and eCinemaBoston will have the full lowdown for you Thursday Morning!