THE RAMBLER Is Coming To Boston! BUFF Announces Their Second Wave Of Titles

Ben Umstead, East Coast Editor
If you find yourself east of the Mississippi this March, unable to attend Calvin Reeder's The Rambler at SXSW then you may be in luck... that is if you're in New England, and more specifically the Boston area, as the Boston Underground Film Fest has the east coast premiere. Plus, ain't that a Big Ass Spider? Why yes it is. And hey, is that our own Ryland Aldrich getting quoted in the BUFF press release for Omar Rodriguez Lopez's Los Chidos? Yep. I'll tell ya if we at Twitch hadn't already covered many of these titles, we'd be the first out the door to BUFF, but as it is we most certainly want our NE readers to get their genre fix this spring. That being the case, take a look at what's on tap:

Cambridge, MA - The 15th annual Boston Underground Film Festival continues their barrage of insanity at the Brattle Theatre, from March 27th through the 31st, delivering a second wave of wild programming guaranteed to shake the pillars of Heaven. This year's fest wraps up with a Closing Night film unlike any other - Mike Mendez's knowingly tongue-in-cheek sci-fi/horror romp, Big Ass Spider! - fresh from its World Premiere at SXSW 2013! With the celebrated director (best-known for 2006's The Gravedancers) in Cambridge is producer and magical conjurer Travis Stevens, whose Cheap Thrills also plays BUFF 2013!

Joining our oversized arachnid pal in Boston Underground's second wave of killer programming is Sion Sono's Guilty of Romance - an eerie, boundary-pushing thriller from one of Japan's masters of suspense. Always unorthodox, this acclaimed international gem starts off with a bang, as a dead body leads investigators to a demure housewife, leading a secret life as a nude model. 

Also on the docket is Chad Crawford Kinkle's Jug Face, whose story follows a teen girl, pregnant with her brother's child, trying to escape from a backwoods community. The only catch? It turns out she's supposed to be sacrificing herself to a creature living in a nearby pit! Fresh from Slamdance, director Kinkle joins us for the East Coast Premiere of his low-fi thriller, along with producer Andrew van den Houten!

From Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, founding member of The Mars Volta, comes the New England Premiere of Los Chidos, an adventure that Twitch calls "one of the wildest, most innovative, and full on challenging films of the year!" Part comedy and part fable, with just a dash of social and political commentary, the family running this film's quaint tire shop will capture your heart and warm your soul... once you get past their misogyny and homophobia.

Let's keep it rolling with the New England Premiere of Mondomanila, a bugnuts insane Filipino drama/musical/horror/experimental/exploitation film from poet/singer/songwriter/pianist/filmmaker KHAVN and the East Coast Premiere of The Rambler, Sundance 2013's brutal, hilarious slap in the face starring Dermot Mulroney and Natasha Lyonne.

And last, but far from least, there's See You Next Tuesday, a Brooklyn-lensed indie darling featuring an unbalanced pregnant young woman lapsing further and further into insanity... but thankfully for all of us, she's bringing Boston Underground along for the ride! Join writer/director Drew Tobia as we let loose with this beautiful, stirring little dark comedy the whole family can enjoy cutting themselves to.

Ripped from the underground, these incredible titles are joined by the films announced in our first wave of programming: I Declare War, White Reindeer, Cheap Thrills, Vanishing Waves, Pieta, A Band Called Death, and The Manson Family. Guests announced from the first wave of titles include Cheap Thrills' E.L. Katz and Travis Stevens; I Declare War's Robert Wilson, Lewin Webb, and Patrick Cameron; and White Reindeer's Zach Clark.

The Boston Underground Film Festival's official festival bumper has also been unveiled, courtesy of the crew at !Robot Hand! To wallow in - and share - its fire-drenched, unspeakable perfection, visit http://vimeo.com/60944785.

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!

 


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  • Michaelb

    What a great lineup. It's cool to see you guys getting quoted in BUFF's press release!
    I'll definitely be trying to attend this year's festival, if only to see Sion Sono's "Guilty of Romance." I'm a huge Sono fan and it can be difficult to find some of his work on DVD in the US.
    I'm curious to see how Omar Rodriguez-Lopez fairs as a film director.
    "Mandomanila" and "Jug Face" sound very promising.
    Has anyone here attended BUFF before? What should I expect?
    - Michael B.
    www.lostinthemiso.wordpress.co...

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