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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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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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Another 2016 CUFF Trailer!

A 23rd Chicago Underground Film Festival trailer by Lindsay Denniberg

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Still Not Stopping: Chicago Underground Turns Twenty-Three

“Among Chicago’s many, many film and video festivals small or large, three claim the greatest longevity. At Lake FX Summit and Expo last month, a “Festival of Chicago Film Fests” event welcomed programmers of more than thirty independent festivals to make a case for their mission. Of the three longest-running on display, Chicago International, in its fifty-second year, claims the title […]

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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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Chicago Underground Film Festival Celebrates 23rd Year

“The June 1-5 Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), presented by IFP/Chicago, opens its 23rd event with the world premiere of producer Tyler Hubby’s documentary film “Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present,” a two decade in-the-making documentary on the legendary artist’s extraordinary life and influential work…” http://reelchicago.com/article/chicago-underground-film-fest-celebrates-23rd-year160524

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CUFF a Top 5 Film Event of the Summer

We’re one of Newcity’s top 5 film events of the summer. “The world’s oldest underground film festival turns twenty-three, earnestly expanding the creative boundaries of contemporary narrative and experimental storytelling.”

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