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The statue of Baphomet prominently featured in the documentary Hail Satan? which opened the 2019 Boston Underground Film Festival.

Boston Underground Film Festival 2019 Recap

Critic Evan Crean shares reviews of his favorite new release films from 2019 Boston Underground Film Festival, which ran from March 20-24 at the Brattle Theatre.


Preserving the Legacy of Female Filmmakers and The Independent

A conversation between editor Michele Meek and contributor Emily Watlington about the new book Independent Female Filmmakers, which recounts the legacy of 15 groundbreaking female filmmakers from Deepa Mehta to Cheryl Dunye to Martha Coolidge, while also highlighting the history of The Independent itself.


Funding and Directing a Canadian Feature: MS Slavic 7

Directors, Writers, and Editors Deragh Campbell and Sofia Bohdanowicz are adept at indie film budgeting or what they call the “microbudget.” In this interview, they talk about creating and funding their film, sharing some of the tips they’ve learned along the way, such as keeping the shoot to a minimal number of days, finding locations that would offer space for free, and raising funds from Canadian grants and screening fees.


Berlinale: God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija

Macedonian filmmaker Teona Mitevska’s film Gospod postoi, imeto i’ e Petrunija or God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, begins on an ordinary day in the life of Petrunija. Her mother brings her breakfast, which Petrunija eats under the covers, but her mother has actually come to inform her that she has set up (another) job interview for… Read more »


Rendez-Vous With French Cinema — Feb.28-March 10

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema unreels in Lincoln Center February 28-March 10. The 24th annual edition, co-sponsored by The Film Society of Lincoln Center and UniFrance, presents nearly two dozen new French dramas, most having their US or New York premieres. Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw viewed everything available and selects Invisibles (above), Paul Sanchez Is Back!, and Raising Colors as favorites. Read those reviews here.