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Boston Underground Film Festival 2023 Recap and Review

I lined up at the little ticket booth outside the Brattle Theatre near Harvard, unsure of what to expect. My mind swam with images from the clean, modern precision of a very official event to the strangeness of mask-wearing, dim halls of an underground group. I guess it was my mind’s attempt to put the… Read more »

The 48 Hour Film Project in Boston begins Friday

The 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP) announced that it will kick off in Boston this Friday at 7:00 p.m.  In 2001, 48HFP began when Mark Ruppert, Liz Langston, and other Washington, D.C. filmmakers experimented with an idea: Could a film be made in 48 hours? If so, would that film be watchable? Their idea worked… Read more »

There’s a Lee’s Garden for All of Us

“If Catholics are having a crisis of conscience, they go to the church, if Jews are having a crisis of conscience, they go eat Chinese food.”  This is what an interviewee of Day’s Lee told her in the documentary “Meet and Eat at Lee’s Garden” when trying to illustrate the idea that the restaurant, opened… Read more »

Bright Sun Films’ “Closed for Storm” Explores the Legacy of Six Flags New Orleans

“Closed for Storm” succeeds at revealing the history of Six Flags New Orleans and honoring it as a symbol of the city’s enduring identity in the face of Hurricane Katrina. However, the film falls short in exploring the park in its current state. Director and YouTuber Jake Williams’ debut documentary feature “Closed for Storm” traces… Read more »

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Wicked Queer Film Fest Offers a Virtual Encore

The 39th annual Wicked Queer film festival kicked off Friday, March 31, and ran until Sunday, April 9th. The festival started at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art with the spotlight feature “Big Boys,” a coming-of-age comedy about fourteen-year-old Jamie’s first queer crush on his cousin’s boyfriend. The festival also showcased films such as “Will-o’-the-Wisp,” described… Read more »

Early Submissions For 2023 Boston Asian American Film Festival

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF). They are accepting a wide range of film submissions including narratives, dramas, comedies, shorts, documentaries, animations, music videos, and experimental!  BAAFF has been one of the longstanding hubs for the APAC(Asia Pacific) community in the U.S., not just for independent film… Read more »

Go See Only In Theaters at West Newton Cinema starting April 14th

When Director Raphael Sbarge’s “Only In Theaters” premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2021, it was a timely piece, a documentary chronicling the ups and downs of the Laemmle family business, an 85-year-old theater chain in Los Angeles trying to stay afloat—no small feat in the age of streaming. And everything seemed… Read more »

A.V. Rockwell Discusses her debut feature, “A Thousand and One”

When filmmaker A.V. Rockwell debuted her feature, “A Thousand and One,” at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, she ended up taking home the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize. The film explores a Black mother-and-son relationship rooted in unconditional love while also addressing the impact of systemic racism on urban communities. With this effort, Rockwell’s screenwriting… Read more »