24th Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Returns to Cambridge


The Spring festival season is just around the corner! March 20 through 24, the annual Boston Underground Film Festival will return to Harvard Square’s arthouse hub, The Brattle Theatre. The five day festival will be filled with an incredible film line-up.

This film festival will start with a bang featuring the opening night premiere of the highly anticipated horror Immaculate, starring Sydney Sweeney. Alongside Immaculate will be the dystopian action thriller Boy Kills World, starring Bill Skarsgård. The festival will also host the East Coast premieres of In a Violent Nature and Juggalo. This will also be the New England premieres of Femme and the South Korean chiller Sleep, Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, and more!

Below is a list of the films that will be shown at the Boston Underground Film Festival.

  • Boy Kills World – Closing Night Film
    • Directed by Moritz Mohr this film is a dystopian fever dream action film that follows Boy, a deaf person with a vibrant imagination. When his family is murdered, he is trained by a mysterious shaman to repress his childish imagination and become an instrument of death.
  • Femme – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Sam H. Freeman, this movie follows Jules, who is targeted in a horrific homophobic attack, destroying his life and career. Sometime after that event, he encounters Preston, one of his attackers, in a gay sauna. He wants revenge.
  • Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Adriane Louis-Seize, this film follows a young woman vampire who is unable to kill to meet her need for blood but may have found a solution in a young man with suicidal tendencies.
  • Immaculate – East Coast Premiere / Opening Night Film
    • Directed by Michael Mohan. Cecilia, a woman of devout faith, is warmly welcomed to the picture-perfect Italian countryside where she is offered a new role at an illustrious convent. But it becomes clear to Cecilia that her new home harbors dark and horrifying secrets.
  • In A Violent Nature – East Coast Premiere
    • Directed by Chris Nash, this film is an ambient horror slasher that methodically depicts the enigmatic resurrection, rampage, and retribution of an undead monster in a remote wilderness.
  • Infested – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Sébastien Vaniček, this movie follows residents of a rundown French apartment building battle against an army of deadly, rapidly reproducing spiders.
  • Off Ramp – East Coast Premiere
    • Directed by Nathan Tape, this film follows a couple of lovable, degenerate Juggalos must sojourn through America’s hellish underbelly to The Gathering of the Juggalos, the one place on earth they feel accepted.
  • Omen – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Baloji this film follows a young Congolese man who returns to his birthplace of Kinshasa to confront the intricacies of his family and culture after spending years in Belgium.
  • Sleep – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Jason Yu, this movie follows a young, expectant wife must figure out how to stop her husband’s nightmarish sleepwalking habits before he harms himself or his family.
  • Strange Kindness – World Premiere
    • Joseph Mault directs Strange Kindness. This is a film about isolation, the shocking acts of violence that have come to punctuate our American dream, and what empathy might look like at its further limits. While the film’s content is political its treatment of themes is far more mythological.
  • The Becomers – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Zach Clark, this film follows a body-snatching alien who comes to Earth, reconnects with their partner, and tries to find their way in modern America.
  • Tiger Stripes – Massachusetts Premiere
    • Directed by Amanda Nell Eu, this movie follows an 11-year-old girl who is carefree until she starts to experience horrifying physical changes to her body.
  • With Love And A Major Organ – New England Premiere
    • Directed by Kim Albright, this film follows an alternate world where hearts are made of objects and suppressing emotions is self-care, a lonely woman rips out her own heart for the man she loves, only to discover that he has run away with it.

Badges for the film festival are very limited so act quickly and visit their websites here at The Brattle and Boston Underground. The lucky badge holders will have the ability to make screening selections beginning on Friday, March 8.This will give an advantage before the general public gains access to tickets on Monday, March 11.

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