IFFBoston After Dark
IFFBoston returns on April 26th, bringing with it a fearsome quartet of genre films for the late-night crowd.
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BUFF x IFFBoston After Dark 2023

IFFBoston 2023 returns to the Brattle, Somerville, and Coolidge Theatres, kicking off an exceptional program of independent cinema beginning this Wednesday (4/26) and running through May 3rd!

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Free Advance Fan Screening: RENFIELD

April 5th, 7:30 PM at the Coolidge Corner Theatre! Come early and dressed in your vampire best for this Advance Fan Screening! In this modern monster tale of Dracula’s loyal servant, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road, X-Men franchise) stars as Renfield, the tortured aide to history’s most narcissistic boss, Dracula (Oscar® winner Nicolas Cage).

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Winner of MovieMaker Magazine's
World's 50 Best Genre Festivals 2021
"Confrontational past films like Gaspar Noé’s 'I Stand Alone' and Jeremy Saulnier’s 'Blue Ruin' epitomize the offerings at BUFF, which has welcomed such maverick titans as George A. Romero, Larry Fessenden, Don Coscarelli and Frank Henenlotter."
Winner of Dread Central's
Best Horror Festivals in the World 2021
"BUFF has earned its long-held status as a fan and filmmaker favorite with its primo programming and cozy amenities. To put into perspective on how cool the festival's homebase is, David Lynch is on the board of directors."
Winner of Boston Magazine's
Best of Boston® 2018 – Best 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."