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Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz in Revenge, which screened at 2018 the Boston Underground Film Festival.

Boston Underground Film Festival 2018 Recap

Evan Crean reviews his favorites films from this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival, which ran from March 21st  – March 25th at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA.

New Directors/New Films 2018

The Independent’s Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw shares his favorite full-length features and shorts from this year’s New Directors/New Films Festival in New York City. The festival, which introduces audiences to emerging filmmakers from around the world, runs Wednesday March 8th through Sunday April 8th.  It is presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art.

Documentary Filmmaking: One Long Journey to the Boston Underground Film Festival

Mike Sullivan describes the years-long process filmmakers Jessica Barnthouse and Stacy Buchanan undertook in making their first feature documentary,  Something Wicked This Way Comes. The film featured at this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival. A revised version of the doc, titled The Man in the Mask, will be showing at festivals later this year.

Chinese Producer Rachel Song Discusses Sundance Success

Farrah Kazemi speaks with Rachel Song, who in 2017 started the production company XS Media. The company stood behind two hits at the 2018 Sundance Festival—Silas Howard’s A Kid Like Jake and Christine Choe’s Nancy. Rachel shares about her experiences producing independent films and about her efforts to bring independent cinema to China.

The Global Screen: Isaac Rooks

In this first installment of The Global Screen essay series, Isaac Rooks writes about Shin Jeong-won’s gruesome farce, Chaw, which Rooks suggests offers more than the spectacle of a giant boar slaughtering drunken revelers at a karaoke celebration. In this essay, Rooks explores how Shin’s film utilizes practical and conceptual resources from around the world to address global audiences about common concerns.