Saturday, March 24

Special Events ArchiveBoston Underground Film Festival 2018

Shorts Block: Comedy? Maybe!

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Humor is subjective. Something is always funny when it’s not happening to you. With that in mind, enjoy two full hours of some of the best and funniest short films sent our way in the past year. We hope you agree. Of course, we never know. We think The Shining is a comedy. With humor ranging from the cringey, to the goofy, to the fantastic, to the WTF-did-I-just-watch, there’s something here to get a chuckle even out of the most somber motherfuckers among you. This program is not intended for children, obviously.
– Kevin Monahan

I Remember my First Beer, Man BUFF still copyI REMEMBER MY FIRST BEER, MAN
Brian Petillo, USA, 7 min.
A young man, at the drunken advice of a potential love interest begins to drink… and drink… and drink.

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Tim Butcher, UK, 6 min.
Rich doesn’t want to be friends with Lou anymore. Lou doesn’t take it well.

Nicholas Santos, USA, 6 min.
Some people will do anything for their dog’s ransom money.

Year_of_the_Snake_StillYEAR OF THE SNAKE
Kevin James, Ryan Murphy & Neil Cicierega, USA, 7 min.
Some snakes aren’t meant to be kept as pets.

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Daniel Delpurgatorio, USA, 4 min.
Susan has more than just skeletons in her closet.

Tianying Jiang, USA, 5 min.
When the state assigns indecisive Peter a rabbit as his gene-mate, what seems to be a mistake could possibly be life’s greatest gift.

Jim McDonough, USA, 5 min.
Twin brothers have a heart to heart about life, the universe, and the ethics of making tiny clones of yourself.

RoboGreaser copyROBO GREASER
Dakota Arsenault, Canada, 9 min.
On the closing day of his beloved roller-rink, Robo Greaser does his best to skate through his final shift.

Shelagh Rowan-Legg, UK, 5 min.
When two women rebels are involved in a skirmish, they have more to argue about than the enemy.

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Brian Lonano, USA, 13 min.
Three dorky American girls magically transform into beautiful Japanese Superheroes and fight a tampon monster as they begin their journey into womanhood.

Devi Snively, USA, 18 min.
A not-so-mad scientist builds a mate for her mentor’s lonely creation with electrifying, and deadly, results.

Francisco Lacerda, Portugal, 15 min.
What appears to be just another simple wedding ceremony to shoot, turns out to be a living nightmare for a freelance camera operator.

Eric Levy, USA, 6 min.
A suicidal citizen refuses the aid of a nosy mailman. But the mailman doesn’t want to help him– he wants to help him do it.

Bobby Miller, USA, 9 min.
A man finds a dying squirrel in a park. Hilarity ensues.