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2017 CUFF Submissions Open!

Submissions are now open for the 24th Chicago Underground Film Festival! May 31- June 4 2017. Apply online here or via FilmFreeway or Withoutabox. Early bird deadline is October 1

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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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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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