Another 2016 CUFF Trailer!

Laura Harrison did this trailer for CUFF 2016 https://vimeo.com/152836441  

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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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CUFF Named Runner Up for Best Film Festival

We are a runner up for Best Film Festival on the 2016 Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago. Thank you for your support! http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/best-film-festival/BestOf?oid=22606181

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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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[SCENE REPORT] 2016 CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL — Daily Grindhouse

“The 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival was held at the Logan Theatre from June 1-5. This year’s schedule included 11 features and over 100 shorts, including special retrospective programs of work by Tony Conrad and Luther Price. The following is Daily Grindhouse’s coverage of the feature films at the festival in order of screening…” http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/cuff-day-one/ […]

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The Chicago Underground Film Festival At the Logan Theatre – Continues Friday-Sunday

Ben Sachs overview of this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival for cine-file: The Chicago Underground Film Festival continues through Sunday at the Logan Theatre, with after parties and exhibitions at additional venues. A mini round-up of selected programs is below. Addition programs this weekend include: a gallery show of hand-made slides by filmmaker and artist […]

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