Boston Underground Film Fest Announces Their First Batch Of Titles

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor

Boston area readers, make major note: the mid-week/weekend which consists of March 27th-31st is gonna be crazy. Crazy good for film viewing that is as the 15th annual Boston Underground Film Festival kicks off. Take extra special note because they've got the Fantastic Fest darling and kid-war themed I Declare War, Zack Clark's Christmasy White Reindeer, and yes, one final festival screening of Kristina Buozyte's Vanishing Waves. Check out the press release for the full enchilada:

15th Annual Boston
Underground Film Festival Blows the Doors Off
Cambridge's Brattle Theatre from March
27th through 31st!

First Round of Titles Includes I Declare War, Cheap Thrills, Pieta, and More!

 

 

Cambridge, MA - The 15th annual Boston Underground Film Festival brings the crazy back to the Brattle Theatre from March 27th through the 31st, delivering the East Coast's most explosive, exciting, and otherwise insane celebration of alternative cinema! Prepare yourself for an opening night unlike any other, featuring the East Coast premiere of I Declare War, the TIFF and FantasticFest darling about two groups of thirteen-year old friends who play 'war' in a local forest, making their own guns out of sticks, old toys, and, well... anything they can find. These tykes play to have fun... but one afternoon, their game gets more than a little out of hand. Join co-director Robert Wilson and producer Lewin Webb for a mind-blowing - and utterly shocking - children's adventure the Hollywood Reporter calls "delightful and troubling."

 

BUFF 2013 is also bursting at the seams with pride as we welcome Zach Clark to the East Coast Premiere of his jaw-dropping Christmas comedy White Reindeer, and director E.L. Katz (alongside über-producer Travis Stevens) with Cheap Thrills - both fresh off of their triumphant World Premieres at South by Southwest 2013! In White Reindeer, Suzanne (Anna Margaret Hollyman) forms an unexpected friendship with her late husband's lover during one sad and special Christmas in suburban Virginia - while in Cheap Thrills, a new dad (Pat Healy) has his life turned upside down when he meets a wealthy couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) who offer a path to financial security... at a price!

 

Our mind-boggling festival lineup continues with BUFF's New England Premieres of Vanishing Waves, Kristina Buozyte's shockingly dark tale of neuron-transfer scientist who experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman, and Pieta, Kim Ki-duk's acclaimed new feature about a loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. Need more? How about the Boston premiere of A Band Called Death, the eardrum-blasting larger-than-life rockumentary that IndieWire calls, "a rock doc that re-writes history!"

 

And finally, have the pigs got you down? Then it's time to raise a little Helter Skelter and get your sociopath on with BUFF's 10th Anniversary screening of Jim Van Bebber's The Manson Family! A shockingly grim portrayal of Charles Manson and his followers told in graphic detail, this is one deeply dysfunctional family reunion you won't want to miss... And to sweeten the pot, we'll be screening Van Bebber's hotly-anticipated brand new short, Gator Green, with it!

 

Individual tickets are $10 and available at the Brattle Theatre box office on the day of screening. Festival passes, which include admission to all films and parties, are $100 and can be purchased online at www.bostonunderground.org/tickets. Festival passes do not guarantee seating or admission to parties, so arrive early - before they reach full capacity!

 

For a full program, schedule, and ticket information, visit www.bostonunderground.org!

 

BUFF 2013's exciting second wave of programming will be announced soon!

 
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