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A message from Bryan Wendorf in response to screening Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity From American Popular Culture at CUFF 26

  At last year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival I made the decision, as Programmer and Artistic Director, to screen the film Dollhouse: The Eradication of Female Subjectivity From American Popular Culture.  I want to publicly apologize to all who were harmed by this decision and for my silence until now.  Although it was not my […]

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How Sad, How Lovely: The Story of Connie Converse

As I sit on the winding porch of my new, temporary roots of Northern Michigan, I smoke the last of my obnoxious, organic cigarettes (I promise I am quitting soon, but these are trying times and my anxiety needs a vice). I listen to the earnest sound of Connie Converse singing “in between two tall […]

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645 AR or DIE

It might be genius or it might be for babies? You might love it but there’s a good chance you won’t. Born in New York The Bronx and based out of South Bronx Atlanta 645 AR is a rapper making some of the most mind bending ridiculous and innovative music to hit the ears of […]

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Night Cab

Night Cab by Alix Bortoli is a lovely animation that speaks to nightlife, living in a city, and personal experiences through experimental ways of animation and sound. This animation automatically caught my eye because of the different techniques used. It starts out by giving us our urban setting made up of cardboard, cut out paper, and […]

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Industrial hip hop

The playlist I’ve curated this week involves a lot of jazz rap over an experimental or unique beat, and every artist I’ve included has their own flow over these abstract beats and melodies. Most of the songs I chose are from black artists and while choosing I wanted to have a balance of songs about […]

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By the people, for the people

  Dear beloved friends of the underground,We hope everyone is doing as well as one can be during these tumultuous and unprecedented times.  For the past 27 years, Chicago Underground Film Fest has been championing filmmakers and screening films that don’t fit within the suffocating framework of our long-upheld societal norms.  As an organization, we […]

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2020 CUFF Coronavirus update.

Hello world, First off, I hope all of you are alright and dealing with the current insanity as best you can. And before I say anything else, I want each and every one of you who are reading this to know that we’re all in this together, and we’re all here to support our communities […]

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