The Boston Underground Film Festival was this weekend and if you’ve never been, well it’s hard to describe. There’s crazy horror flicks mixed with sci-fi and dramatic art, crazy fans packing the Brattle Theater, lots of talent (both nationally and locally) and all kinds of fun throughout the festival. The fest is a mix of shorts and features and this year had some great Saturday morning cartoons from our youth on, well, Saturday morning.
They announced their winners so if you weren’t able to make it, below is a list of those who took home the demon bunny statue!
For the Audience Awards (voted on by the audience), Money Shot took home Best Short. Slut was Runner Up.
I Am a Knife With Legs took home Best Feature. I can’t talk too much about the film because there could be a theatrical release later this year, but I will say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The film is about International Rock Star Bené who is hiding out in Los Angeles because an assassin is out to kill him. There’s music and éclairs and shirts with ab holes. It’s ridiculous on so many levels, but it’s a lot of fun.
Runner Up for Best Feature was The Editor which might have been my personal favorite film of the festival. It’s this grindhouse looking, Italian 70s Giallo spoof that I can’t wait to get on DVD. You can read my full review here: http://www.iwantmytwodollars.com/2015/03/the-editor/
Next are the Directors’ Choice Awards which selected Remedy as its Best Feature. The film makes 50 Shades of Grey look like a kid’s movie. The lead captures your attention throughout a captivating film.
Best Short went to Goodbye Casey Trade which tackles bullying, parents and teenage life.
Best New England Film went to Jim McDonough’s Manicorn. A sick man mixes his medications and turns into a space traveling half man/half unicorn creature. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ysHCkeeErc Runner Up went to Penta.
And of course there’s the special award for Most Effectively Offensive (Juried by The Whore Church) which went to Bag Boy Lover Boy. Based in New York, it balances between funny and gross/disturbing and will have people talking.
If you aren’t familiar with the festival, check out its website to learn more: http://bostonunderground.org/
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