For your fix of subversive, experimental, bizarre, twisted, bweird, and all around awesomely epic visual stimulation, your number one stop is the all great, all mighty Boston Underground Film Festival.
A favorite Boston fixture for 15 years now, the independently-operated BUFF continues to bring out the best original, underrated, and under-seen films around the world to Boston. The film selections BUFF brings will challenge the convictions of every self-proclaimed film fan, turn film amateurs into afficiandos ready for pub trivia night, and will make Tarantino’s encyclopedia knowledge of film look like a children’s abridged illustrated dictionary. Exposure to these obscure but fantastic films will redefine your conception of the art form.
Eye candy for the fringe visual lovers and the non-offended, BUFF 15 features over 20 films – both full-lengths and shorts, live and animated, horror and comedy – plus a few music videos and documentaries this weekend. These far out films are sure to twist your brain into a existential frenzy of an existential rethinking of your life. In addition, there are after-parties every night for you to unload all that you have witness onto other fellow moviegoers (and possibly the filmmakers themselves).
There’s way too many films to recommend (DON’T MISS THE CLOSING NIGHT’S “BIG ASS SPIDER”! FOR SYNOPSIS, SEE TITLE OF THIS FILM.), but for the brevity of this site, we highly recommend the music video shorts “Where The Music’s At” this Saturday at 5:15pm and “Champagne & Dirty Sprite” on Sunday at 4:15pm. The first set of videos features an eclectic assortment of innovative musicians, both new and old, including Beach House’s video for new single “Wishes”, paired with the equally visually bizarre and inventive directors, uniting their art forms to mutual benefit. “Champagne & Dirty Sprite” focuses predominantly on the wild and out hip hop and rap videos commemorating all that is perplexedly awesome and fantastically bad in the world looking at, from, and within urban music to create awesomely bad and far out videos you won’t see on “106 and Park” (or anywhere outside of the internet for that matter).
BUFF runs March 27 to March 31st, with weekday showings in the evenings and weekend showings all day. Your options of payment are individual screenings through the Brattle day of ($10 per), or full festival pass purchasable on BUFF’s website or at the Brattle.
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