2023 Boston Underground Film Festival Begins Wednesday, March 22


The Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF) is back again this year, bringing the strange, experimental, and all-around fun films it is known for, starting this Wednesday, March 22. What started as a truly underground film festival that faced a rocky development as it constantly moved venues has become a force to be reckoned with, having… Read more »

“Trenque Lauquen” wins four awards at the 20th International Cinephile Society


“Trenque Lauquen,” a four-hour film saga spun together with love, mystery, and strange discoveries, won four awards at the 20th International Cinephile Society. The film won the categories for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Ensemble, and Best Original Screenplay. For those unfamiliar, the International Cinephile Society is an online group of 150 recognized film journalists,… Read more »

2023 Boston SciFi Film Festival Begins Wednesday Feb. 15


The Boston SciFi Film Festival is back again in 2023 for its 48th year. This long-running genre fest will host in-person screenings at The Somerville Theatre starting on Wednesday, Feb. 15, and running until noon on Monday, Feb. 20. On top of a hearty lineup of screenings and events — roughly 30 feature films, 75… Read more »

Elegance Bratton

Elegance Bratton Receives Coolidge Breakthrough Artist Award


On Friday, Jan. 27, the Coolidge Corner Theater, a cornerstone for independent cinema, honored the award-winning writer, director, and producer Elegance Bratton with the Coolidge Breakthrough Artist Award. The award was created to “recognize emerging voices in film and spotlights the next generation of young film artists” by the independent art house theater. “The Inspection”… Read more »

Noah Cowan in 2018.

Noah Cowan, Independent Film Festival Executive, Dies at 55


Noah Cowan, film festivals executive and independent film distributor, died on Wednesday, January 25 after a 38-year-long career in the independent film festival world. Cowan’s work had a large impact on independent film through his work with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and San Francisco Film Society/SFFILM. He started working for TIFF in 1984… Read more »

Remembering Kevin Conroy


“Today is the day the clown cried,” eulogized the Joker after news that Batman was dead. “He cries for the passing of one man and the death of a dream.” Fans are remembering this line from episode “The Man Who Killed Batman” in memoriam as voice actor Kevin Conroy passed away from cancer on November 10, 2022. Conroy is most widely known for his iconic portrayal of Batman in many animated movies, series, and video games. Read More >>

The Full Body Cast Brings ‘Rocky Horror’ to Life at Boston Common AMC


Bostonians take their Halloween celebrations seriously, and for many, that means attending a live production of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. The 1976 irreverent musical comedy follows a young engaged couple who get stuck in a castle full of eccentric characters. The film typically features a “shadowcast,” or a group of actors that dress up and recreate each scene live as it plays on the screen, however, the Full Body Cast puts on interactive productions of “Rocky Horror” at the Boston Common AMC every Saturday year-round—adding extra dates throughout the Halloween weekend in honor of the spooky season. Read More >>