BSAF 2018: Boston Underground Film Festival, Day One

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE!  As we told you a couple weeks back, spring is the busiest season for film festivals in Metro Boston.  But this year is especially crazy, because FIVE of the festivals are running all or part of their programming on the SAME WEEKEND! So you have a ton of choices to make. 

SO lets get started kiddies! Boston Springs A Fethival 2018 is officially underway, and we’ll have info for all the various festivals and their schedules every day, so be sure to keep your browser turned to for all the latest  info!

Boston Underground Film Festival is marking their twentieth anniversary this year with a variety of films you can only find at BUFF every year – off the wall, strange, creepy, exciting, subversive – you name it, BUFF has it!

BUFF opens this year with the Slamdance award winning drama “My Name is Myesha“, in which a beloved teenager crosses over into a hip-hop-musical dreamscape at the moment of her tragic death and contemplates her life; what it was and what it could have been. Directed by Gus Krieger, the films stars Rhaechyl Walker, John Merchant, Dominique Toney, Dee Dee Stephans, Yevette Cason, and Gregg Daniel, and director Krieger and star Walker are expected to be in attendance at the screening. The film screens with the short “Chickens“, from director Bryian Keith Montgomery Jr.

It will be followed by a 35th anniversary screening of the science fiction cult classic “Liquid Sky“, with director and screenwriter Slava Tsukerman scheduled to be in attendance. It’s difficult to describe this film, but rest assured it’s got everything you need – fashion models, heroin, murder, drug-addicted aliens, and a lot more. The film is rarely screened on 35mm these days (or ever, to be totally honest), but this is a unique chance to catch it while it is.

All films at BUFF screen at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

My Name is Myesha” screens at 7:00 PM with the short “Chickens” – full synopsis and tickets are available here.

Liquid Sky” screens at 9:30 PM – full synopsis and tickets are available here.

For full information on this years’ films and festivities, visit the Boston Underground Film Festival website at!

Tomorrow: More great subversive programming from the always dependable folks at the Boston Underground Film Festival! Check back for all the latest info Thursday morning! And don’t forget – in May, eCB will debut it’s 2018 Boston Springs A Fethival SuperGuide, with info on all the festivals and the films therein – don’t forget to check back with eCB to pick up your download in early May! And eCB’s sister podcast Subject:CINEMA will be devoting segments to the entire BSAF season all throughout May – be sure to check it out at!