Do you enjoy the following things: midnight grind house revivals where body parts are strewn across the screen with gleeful and reckless abandon? Having the first crack at screening indie horror and sci-fi films that push the boundaries of the weird and uncomfortable? Watching a young director pull back the curtain for a no holds barred look at one of the great hucksters and champions and purveyors of low budget movie making? On top of all of the above, do you enjoy extra swag?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the fine folks at the Boston Underground Film Festival have an eBay auction for you!
For the next six days and change, you have the chance to bid on a pair of passes to next year’s week long BUFF event. These passes get you and a friend into over two dozen feature films, a host of short film programs, documentaries and special midnight presentation of classic sleaze ball films that carry on the tradition started by the movie charnel houses of 42nd Street. As if the passes weren’t enough, BUFF’s throwing in tee shirts, bags and other assorted goodies as well. The folks from BUFF do an amazing job running things and bringing in top notch entertainment-including special screenings last year of Pieces and American Grindhouse.
The reason for the auction? It’s a chance to help Boston film maker Geoff Tarulli raise the needed funds to finish his documentary on Troma Films founder and master of ceremonies Lloyd Kaufman. Geoff is looking to raise more funds both to grab the needed equipment to shoot the film and to grab some time off work while filming at Trauma head quarters in NYC without returning home to find himself living in a refrigerator box.
If you don’t win the auction, but still want to help Geoff finish his documentary, there’s another eleven days left to pledge some money via Kickstarter. Depending on how much you pledge you could receive a downloadable version of the finished film, a DVD of the film, or a personalized autographed picture of Mr. Troma himself. For those that have some extra scratch that they don’t know what to do with-$500 gets you a co-producers credit. I can’t think of a better father’s day gift.
Check out the trailer below, which includes some of Lloyd's greatest hits:
Movies of the Future with Lloyd Kaufman Trailer from Geoff Tarulli on Vimeo.