Clickbait has Massachusetts premiere at the Boston Underground Film Festival - March 20, 2019 at 9:45 PM at The Brattle Theatre
Three years after winning Best New England Film for Blood of The Tribades (2016) — and then moving to LA — Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein return to the Brattle and BUFF with their deftest, most fun film yet.
Clickbait is a tongue-in-cheek critique of influencer culture and a spiritual cousin to Daniel Goldhaber’s Cam. It is also a proper throwback that nails the popular its like now but a twinge more dystopian vibe while absolutely nailing the stylistic pace and palette of mid-90s Nickelodeon and MTV programming. Clickbait evokes Clueless or Scream as if they were Lifetime movies with all the tried & true tropes, a lot more blood, and just slightly less budget.
Someone seems to be stalking self-absorbed vlogger Bailey (Amanda Colby Stewart). She’s happy it just gets her more views while stereotypically studious roommate Emma (Brandi Aguilar) senses they’re in obvious danger. Calling the police doesn’t seem to be very effective, especially when the police officer assigned to the case (a hilarious Seth Chatfield) constantly chides them for worrying about nothing if they haven’t been physically harmed. Clickbait points the finger at the female archetypes perpetuated by popular media—all while rolling its eyes and asking how could we have been this stupid for so long?
This “online personality gets a stalker story” may just be the perfect commentary for right now. The smartness of Clickbait’s satire is low key, yet undeniably effective even when dropping into on-the-nose allegory. (There may be a Trump mask. And a seemingly perpetual but very casual rose ceremony a la The Bachelorette.) There is nothing subtle about Clickbait — but the film always has something to say. And that’s exactly why Cacciola and Epstein’s fourth feature is an all-around Toot Strudel-ing great time.
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News Hail Satan? will be the sinister centerpiece at the 21st Annual Boston Underground Film Festival, not too far from Salem. Hail Satan ? will screeen at the 21st Annual Boston Underground Film Festival, which unleashes five days of cinemadness on Cambridge from March 20 through March 24.
Boston Underground Film Festival 2019 is the 21st edition of New England's premier celebration of the bizarre and the insane, and year after year, it's only gotten better. From March 20 - 24, a rain of cinematic madness will drench...
It's March, everybody, and that means a few things in Boston: depressing cold weather, waiting to see if any local teams get into the NCAA tournament, wiping green-colored vomit all over your sneakers thanks to frat boys and fake IDs.
The 21 Unleashes Five Days of Cinemadness on Cambridge from March 20 Titles Include Hail Satan?, Mope, Tone-Deaf, Knife+Heart, The Unthinkable and More! through the 24 Annual Boston Underground Film Festival MARCH 6TH, 2019 Cambridge, MA - New England cinephiles!
New England cinephiles! Spring festival season kicks off in two weeks when the 21st annual BOSTON UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL returns to Harvard Square, bringing with it a five-day film frenzy to the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive from March 20th through the 24th.
Boston Underground Film Festival Unveils Lineup for 21st Edition - Satanic Sundance hit HAIL SATAN? opens the five day fest in Cambridge, MA - March 20th - 24th
The 21 st Annual Boston Underground Film Festival Titles Include Hail Satan?, Mope, Tone-Deaf, Knife+Heart, The Unthinkable and More! MARCH 6TH, 2019 Cambridge, MA - New England cinephiles! Spring festival season kicks off in two weeks when the 21st annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square, bringing with it a five-day film frenzy to the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive from March 20th through the 24th.
The 21st annual Boston Underground Film Festival will take place from March 20th-24th. BUFF's lineup for this year aims to provide festival-goers with five days of extraordinary films, including Hail Satan?, The Unthinkable, Canary, and many more. Also in today's Horror Highlights: a trailer and poster for both Blood Craft and Division 19.
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New England cinephiles! Spring festival season kicks off in two weeks when the 21st annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square, bringing with it a five-day film frenzy to the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive from March 20th through the 24th.
Spring festival season kicks off in two weeks when the 21st annual Boston Underground Film Festival returns to Harvard Square, bringing with it a five-day film frenzy to the Brattle Theatre and Harvard Film Archive from March 20th through the 24th.
The porn industry also figures prominently in "Mope" (March 22, Brattle) from director Lucas Heyne who'll be in attendance. It's a true-crime thriller about best friends Steve (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Tom (Kelly Sry), two low-end porn actors whose dreams of fame instead lead to murder.