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New Haven Underground Film Festival: May 13

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 3, 2006

Just found out about this event and was going to wait to post about it until the lineup was announced, but I’d rather get the general info out there now. So, here goes:

The New Haven Underground Film Festival is another one-day affair, like the Austin Underground Film Festival, and lasts all day from 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m on Saturday May 13. Not sure if they’re going to show both shorts and features, but the archive page they have on the site indicates they’ll show both.

The slogan this year is “So Underground That It’s Not Even in New Haven.” Indeed, the fest is playing at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT. I don’t know my geography (and too lazy to Yahoo Map it now), so I don’t know if that’s a far distance or not. I also just learned that the museum claims to be the oldest public museum in America, founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth.

Special guests of the fest include horror femme fatale Debbie Rochon and writer Phil Hall, author of The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies. Phil writes occasionally for Film Threat and, hey look!, NHUFF will be screening FT founder Chris Gore‘s My Big Fat Independent Movie.

Update: Lineup now available at the NHUFF site. It’s 21 short films, plus the My Big Fat Independent Movie feature.