Now that the fat whore who is Sundance has keeled over and entered its deep year long slumber from its two week excursion in bourgeoisie excess and corporate cash mongering, the non-stop spring film festival season is officially upon us.
While many of the pages here at ScreenAnarchy will soon be bursting with an out pour of reviews and updates coming from SXSW and Action Fest, I just received a press release for the 2011 Boston Underground Film Festival and it sounds like a great line up with some unique choices that haven't hit most people's radars yet.
I'm looking forward to experiencing all of the promised bizarre and debaucherous fun at this year's Boston Underground Film Festival and from what I've been told and warned, you should expect a slew of new Boozie Movie reviews to follow in two weeks.
Per the official press release..
The 13th annual Boston Underground Film Festival brings its annual barrage of bizarre and underappreciated film and video from all over the world to the Kendall Square Cinema from March 24-31, opening with the New England premiere of Hobo with a Shotgun, the 2011 Sundance sensation starring Rutger Hauer. Producer Rob Cotterill and director Jason Eisener, the team behind the Sundance award-winning short Treevenge (BUFF 2008), will hold a Q&A after the screening.
Other narrative films include the East Coast premiere of the controversial Sundance entry The Woman (written by Jack Ketchum and directed by Lucky McKee, who will attend the screening), New England premieres of Adam Wingard's (Pop Skull) A Horrible Way to Die, Caleb Emerson's (Die You Zombie Bastards!) Frankie in Blunderland, and award-winning, underground filmmaker Usama Alshaibi's (Nice Bombs) Profane. Providence filmmaker Richard Griffin will present the Boston premiere of Atomic Brain Invasion, and Trent Haaga (Deadgirl screenwriter) will present the North American premiere of his directorial debut, Chop.
Documentary highlights include: Australian Mark Hartley's (Not Quite Hollywood) Machete Maidens Unleashed! (screening as a double feature with Romero's 1973 opus Twilight People); and Son of God, a collaboration between Danish documentarian Michael Noer and Filipino provocateur Khavn De La Cruz that blurs the lines between faith and fanaticism and truth and fiction. Son of God marks the first New England festival appearance for De La Cruz.
Opening night will also feature a party with a sci-fi/sexploitation twist at TT the Bears Place in Cambridge starting at 8:30 PM. Performers include Trabants, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, and Math the Band. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and free for BUFF passholders.
Individual films are $10; festival passes are $100 and include admission to all films and parties. Purchase tickets and passes online at www.bostonunderground.org or at the Kendall Square Cinema box office on day of show.
BUFF is the first New England film festival to raise funds through Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world in which people pledge millions of dollars to arts, technology, design, and food projects, as well as other creative fields. The festival's goal is to reach $5,500 in pledges by March 2. For more information or to make a pledge visit: http://kck.st/hli02n.
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