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!
Night #2 kicks off with Disordered States, the first of several programs of shorts throughout the next several days – here’s a brief description from the BUFF Website:
Censorship, economic uncertainty, surveillance states, religious fanaticism, isolationism, and creepy-ass clowns. The good news is we’re not the only ones who feel as if the world is in constant upheaval. This collection of international shorts was curated with the fervent belief that in spite of our differences, we are all human. Humans just trying to survive and get by in what is, on its very best day, loosely-controlled chaos.
Then comes the thriiler Hounds of Love, the story of three desperate women and the desperate situations they find themselves in; here’s a brief word about it from the BUFF Website:
Invoking Kate Bush’s LP of the same name, Hounds of Love subtly treads similar conceptual waters. Where that album’s entire second side centers on a woman lost at sea, the film focuses on three indelibly linked women attempting to keep their heads above water in light of the harrowing circumstance that binds them. Seekers of gratuitous thrill-killing titillation are urged to bark up another tree; it’s the violence you don’t see that unsettles. Ben Young’s first feature is a feat of tension building, suspense, and restraint – an unflinching immersive nightmare that offers a bold new spin on the serial-killer genre, while drawing powerfully from its sunny setting’s own dark past.
The evening of off the wall entertainment will conclude with A Dark Song, a twisted story of want, desire, and black magic, according to the BUFF Website:
With the emotional cache of Nicolas Roeg’s Don’t Look Now and a Kubrickian tableau that delves into the darkest depths of humanity, intellect, and philosophy, Liam Gavin’s striking feature debut is a meticulous meditation on dark magic and darker souls.
As noted above, screenings take place at the Brattle Theatre. Disordered States screens at 5:15 PM, Hounds of Love at 7:30 PM, and A Dark Song at 9:45 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 continues 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 – there’s a (GASP!) Secret Screening, and much much more – be here Friday morning for all the details!