The Boston Underground Film Festival has been feeding the voracious beast that is the Boston independent film scene for 16 years now, bringing in high art and no-brow treats from all around the world for our discerning yet insatiable palates. But even with its international scope, BUFF never misses an opportunity to highlight the work of local filmmakers in its sought-after slate.
This year’s festival includes two films from homegrown filmmakers. On Thursday, March 27th at 7:30pm, be sure to catch My Name is Jonah from Phil Healy, JB Sapienza, and Jon Caron. Following the life of the inimitable Jonah Washnis–a real-life comic book character who achieved notoriety in 2006 with his inimitable MySpace page. No less than five years in the making, this documentary promises to be an entertaining, endearing portrait of a man living his dream of swords, harmonicas, guns, and comic books. Trust us when we say the making of this documentary is as riveting as the film itself, so make it to the screening because you will most assuredly have questions for the filmmakers.
Then, on Sunday, March 30th at 12:30pm will be the area premiere of Ten, the first film from Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola. The making of this “collectivist, post-exploitation psychological thriller” inspired by the 1972 Spektor Island massacre was chronicled by DigBoston’s Jonathan Donaldson last summer. Simultaneously entertaining, intellectual, and artistically bold, its success has led to Epstein & Cacciola to make their second film, Magnetic, currently in production.
See, repping Boston in March doesn’t always have to involve homophobia and green puke.
BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL. BRATTLE THEATER, 40 BRATTLE ST., CAMBRIDGE. WED 3.26 – SUN 3.30. FOR COMPLETE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS VISIT BOSTONUNDERGROUND.ORG