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Nightcore and Unkept Promises

  Web 2.0 was abstract crisis management. Cyber-positivist dreams of everyone coming together online became an excuse for hyper-centralization. The ‘90s cyber-positivists never understood that social network topologies eventually flow upwards: above every reply guy is their egirl, and above every egirl is the massive server farms which contain their credit card info. The progenitors […]

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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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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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The Chicago Underground Film Festival is thrilled to unveil our 2018 festival poster!

The Chicago Underground Film Festival is thrilled to unveil our 2018 festival poster! This year poster was illustrated by the indescribably awesome Amy Davis with design work by Dan Streeting. Amy Davis has lived in New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle, Boca Raton, Napa Valley, and now resides in Santa Fe, NM. She tried […]

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Mod Fuck Explosion

May 11th and 12th 11:59pm 9$ Musicbox Theater 3733 North Southport Chicago, Il 60613 One part arthouse and one part schlock, the films of Jon Moritugu are all parts entertaining. MOD FUCK EXPLOSION, his third independent feature (following My Degeneration and Hippy Porn) is a surreal ode to teen angst, West Side Story meets Quadrophenia […]

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2018 CUFF Submissions Open!

  Submissions are now open for the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival! June 6- June 10 2018. Apply online here or via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox. Late Deadline is January 5.       Image from Masochism of the Margins by Cyrus Yoshi Tabar.

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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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[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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What to see at the Chicago Underground Film Festival: More than 100 new films screen through Sunday at the Logan Theatre

“The 23rd edition of the Chicago Underground Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with a tribute to the late experimental filmmaker Tony Conrad and continues through Sunday at the Logan Theatre. Following are reviews of seven features making their Chicago premieres this year, plus a roundup of six short works screening in various programs…” http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/chicago-underground-film-festival-logan-theatre-2016/Content?oid=22330718

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