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Boston Underground Film Festival • March 21–25

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Sat, Jun 27, 2015

Reel Weird Brattle: 25 Years Weird (Spring 2015)Repertory Series Archive


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(1990) dir Ron Underwood w/Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire [96 min; 35mm]
A bunch of hicks in a small desert town face off against a group of giant killer worms they dub ‘graboids.’ The plot is impossible to take seriously, so nobody does! The result is a hilarious horror-comedy hybrid.

“Everything in the film is shot in the open. The desert is sprawling and you can see far off into the distance. This is in direct opposition to the more typical fear of entrapment in closed, confined spaces.” Deirdre Crimmins compares TREMORS to its peers in her essay for Brattle Film Notes

1990 was a very odd year cinematically. Perched on the verge of a new decade but still steeped in the neon-colored weirdness of the 1980s, the films of 1990 often feel simultaneously like throwbacks and bold new steps. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the cavalcade of weird cult films released that year. In this latest installment of our late night screening series REEL WEIRD BRATTLE, we focus on some of those strange titles that combine an ‘80s earnestness and a ‘90s cynicism.

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  • Saturday 6/27 at 11:30 PM

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  • Boston Underground Film Festival • March 21–25
Boston Underground Film Festival • March 21–25

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