Daily Grindhouse Mid-Year Round-Up Includes 3 CUFF-Screened Films

Jason Coffman included three films that screened at CUFF on his “Best of 2016 so far” list for Daily Grindhouse. The Love Witch, Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present and Deprogrammed. http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/jason-coffmans-2016-mid-year-round-up/

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Like Flesh, Film is Frail: A Review of Luther Price at Mana Contemporary

Hiba Ali reviews Luther Price Flesh Fracture for Newcity. The show is still up at Mana Contemporary Chicago through August 12. http://art.newcity.com/2016/07/19/like-flesh-film-is-frail/

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CUFF 2001 Doc DIRTY GIRLS Available Online

Watch Michael Lucid’s 2001 CUFF selected documentary Dirty Girls:

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Watch CUFF Winner WHO TOOK JOHNNY Online

2014 Chicago Underground Film Festival award winner Who Took Johnny is available for streaming on Amazon. “An amazing, lunatic documentary that will leave you creeped-out, excited and surprised” – John Waters “The gradual narrative unspooling of “Who Took Johnny,” the true-crime documentary about a 12-year-old Iowa boy who has been missing since 1982, is extremely […]

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‘The Love Witch’: Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter’s review of CUFF 2016 selection The Love Witch: “An alluring witch uses her powers to find love in Anna Biller’s stylish thriller inspired by American and European sexploitation horror films of the late ’60s and early ’70s.” http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/love-witch-film-review-905020?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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New documentary cracks the culture of cults: Montreal filmmaker Mia Donovan explores the controversial phenomenon with ‘Deprogrammed’

DEPROGRAMMED played at 2016 CUFF: “Mia Donovan is completely frank when talking about her latest film, Deprogrammed. “In the end, nothing was clear,” the Montreal-based filmmaker told CBC Arts…It’s an astonishing film, full of bizarre and disturbing anecdotes about cults and people’s efforts to help family members break out of them.” http://www.cbc.ca/beta/arts/new-documentary-cracks-the-culture-of-cults-1.3640298

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BAMcinemaFest 2016: Joel Potrykus’s The Alchemist Cookbook

THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK was the closing night film at 2016 CUFF: “Few working filmmakers are as in tune with the curious predicament of being young and capable yet too lazy to bother fighting an uphill financial battle, and still fewer that manage to casually assert their cine-literacy without making a show of it.” http://www.slantmagazine.com/house/article/bamcinemafest-2016-joel-potrykuss-the-alchemist-cookbook

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2016 CUFF Best Comedy Award Winner Available Online

Brandon Daley’s 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival Jury Prize winner for Best Comedy, SAVASANA is available on the very computer you’re staring at right now, via NO BUDGE. http://nobudge.com/main/savasana *Online Premiere* A soft-spoken father takes refuge in yoga classes to escape parenting responsibilities and leer at women in tight yoga gear. Anchored by a hilariously low-key […]

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‘Tony Conrad’ review: Underground Film Fest kicks off with tender doc

The Chicago Tribune calls Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present “Sharp, sweet, eloquent” and “really good.” Get your tickets at https://www.universe.com/…/tony-conrad-completely-in-the-pr… http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-chi-underground-film-fest-mov-0527-20160526-column.html

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Luther Price: Flesh Fracture

Luther Price: Flesh Fracture June 3 – August 12, 2016 Mana Contemporary Chicago, 4th Floor Project Space Opening Reception Friday, June 3,  6PM­ – 8PM This exhibition is co-sponsored by Mana Contemporary Chicago and The Chicago Underground Film Festival. Luther Price’s work appears courtesy of the artist, Calicoon Fine Arts, and Antholgy Film Archives.

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