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Guts to screen at Boston Underground Film Festival
March 20, 2017
We're very excited to announce that GUTS will screen at the 19th annual Boston Underground Film Festival as part of the Disordered States Shorts Block.
Thursday March 23, 2017
at the historic Brattle Theater in Harvard Square
Censorship, economic uncertainty, surveillance states, religious fanaticism, isolationism, and creepy-ass clowns. The good news is we’re not the only ones who feel as if the world is in constant upheaval. This collection of international shorts was curated with the fervent belief that in spite of our differences, we are all human. Humans just trying to survive and get by in what is, on its very best day, loosely-controlled chaos.
BUFF is a celebration of the bizarre and insane. BUFF is uncompromising, unflinching film/video. BUFF is the only fest to award a demonic bunny. BUFF is hazardous to your health.
The Boston Underground Film Festival began its life as an all-night film marathon run by founder David Kleiler and longtime festival pal Dima Ballin. This informal event quickly grew into the first annual Boston Underground Film Festival held at the Revolving Museum in South Boston. Programmer Bernard Broginart described this first annual gathering as “a wonderful hoax of a film festival.” We’d like to think that things have come a long way since then.
BUFF had a rocky adolescence. Though bolstered by a wonderful staff and enthusiastic supporters, the festival had a tough time putting down roots. But BUFF soldiered on through all the icky and strange stages of development with a strong lineup of bizarre and insane little films, eager to spring them on an unwitting public.
Scampering mischeviously from venue to venue — screening films in places as diverse as the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes in Jamaica Plain to the now-defunct Allston Cinema Underground — the festival picked up momentum. After years of being buried under the toxic waste of popular culture, BUFF had mutated into a twisted underground force to be reckoned with.
Under the direction of the current staff — Artistic Director Kevin Monahan, Director of Programming Nicole McControversy and Media Director Bryan McKay — BUFF found its way home to the historic Brattle Theatre, where it has resided since 2012.