Best of Boston

2018 Best Festival, Film

Boston Underground Film Festival

Staying ahead of the curve is no small feat—but this plucky homegrown cine-fiesta has been doing it for 20 years and shows no sign of losing its knack for trendspotting. This year alone, it not only rediscovered the ’80s cult gem Liquid Sky before New York City’s film literati did, but also gave the buzzworthy French flick Revenge its East Coast premiere. And with more than half of the new feature-length films on its 2018 roster showcasing work by female directors, BUFF’s track record on gender inclusivity handily beat Sundance’s this year.