Boston Underground ’15: Five Must-See Films

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Kicking off its 17th year, the annual Boston Underground Film Festival boasts a terrific, confrontational lineup this March 2015. As winter finally ends, the fest invites us on the Northeast to get out of the house and into a weird headspace, and though unable to attend, I’ve got serious recommendations for those in the Boston area. 

BUFF 17 launched Wednesday, March 25th with Astron 6’s delirious giallo pastiche and parody, The Editor and Duke Mitchell’s mad movie Gone With the Pope, rediscovered and newly completed from surviving film elements by celebrated editor and Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. It’s only crazier from there.

The 17th Edition of Boston Underground Film Festival is highlighted by primal, provocative fare, effectively acting as a showcase for just how indie and foreign filmmakers are touching the void of our anxieties, both within self and without. The lineup is shaped by 2014 fest favorites, as well as freshly premiered titles you’ll be hearing a great deal about the rest of this year. Also, shorts; shorts galore. BUFF puts a tremendous emphasis on new, bursts of talent with six shorts programs over the fest’s five days and that’s not to mention those paired with and preceding feature screenings. You’ll certainly want to be in attendance for Ben Steiner’s amazing The Stomach, for instance.

Here are my five must-sees of this weekend’s Boston Underground Film Festival. For the full lineup, schedule and tickets, visit Boston Underground. I hope you make it out to the Brattle.