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2007 Boston Underground Film Festival: A Preview

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 17, 2007

Boston Underground Film Festival poster featuring a rabbit fighting a giant eyeball with legs

The Boston Underground Film Festival is threatening to post their full lineup next week, but right now they have a couple other promotional gigs happening. The actual fest will run March 22-25 at Harvard Square.

It wouldn’t kill you to go visit their frequently updated MySpace page and watch a couple of trailers from films they’ve selected this year. These include:

Viva, dir. Anna Biller
End of The Line, dir. Maurice Deveraux
Dante’s Inferno, dir. Sean Meredith
Roman, dir. Angela Bettis
Urban Explorers: Into The Darkness, dir. Melody Gilbert
El Presidente!, dir. Jeremy Solterbeck
The Glamorous Life of Sachiko Hanai, dir. Mitsuru Meike

They’ve also posted up two versions of a promo trailer for themselves with clips from films playing this year. I’m embedding the one I prefer here:

In other news, if you’re in Boston today, you can watch a 15 hour marathon of schlocky films at the Brattle Theater starting at 9:30 p.m. and ending at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. They’re showing: Shanty Tramp, Troll 2, Wonder Woman (TV movie), Barb Wire, Joysticks, Poor Pretty Eddy, The Magic Land of Mother Goose, Bride of the Monster and The Terror of Tiny Town. They’ll also be giving away free passes to BUFF. Sounds like a hoot!

Also on their MySpace page, you can watch a couple of shorts playing at the fest: B-17: A Mini Epic, The Listening Dead and Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture, and Disappearances in the “War on Terror.” Plus, a note on the same page says that Benjamin Meade’s American Stag will be the opening night film on March 22.

And, lastly, a filmmaker on MySpace is really, really, really excited that her short Bride of Christ will be playing at BUFF.