For over twenty-one years, the Boston Underground Film Festival has been bringing the finest in vanguard filmmaking from all over the world to New England cinephiles.
BUFF celebrates unconventional stories, idiosyncratic voices, fever dreams, nightmarish visions, and all manner of cinematic forms, in service of an audience ravenous for an annual sensory bacchanalia from beyond the mainstream.
Below is just a sample of the films showing at BUFF. Check out these films -- all with directors who are female -- and others at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge's Harvard Square from March 23-27:
Hatching (Finland, 2022, 1h 16m)
Female Director Hanna Bergholm. Synopsis: A young gymnast who tries desperately to please her demanding mother, discovers a strange egg. She hides it and keeps it warm, but when it hatches, what emerges shocks them all.
Honeycomb (Canada, 2022, 1h 14m)
Female Director and Co-Writer Avalon Fast. Synopsis: Five girls stray from society on the hunt for something more special...you can find them if you follow the sound.
Medusa (Brazil, 2021, 2h 7m)
Female Director and Co-Writer Anita Rocha da Silveira and female Co-Writer Érica Sarmet. Synopsis: In order to resist temptation, Mariana and her girlfriends try their best to control everything and everyone around them. However, the day will come when the urge to scream will be stronger than it ever has been.
Neptune Frost (Rwanda & US, 2021, 1h 45m)
Female Co-Director Anisia Uzeyman. Synopsis: An intersex African hacker, a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
Watcher (US, 2022; 1h 31m)
Female Director/Co-Writer Chloe Okuno. Synopsis: A young woman moves into a new apartment with her fiancé only to be tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.