March 28, 2020 @ 4:15 pm

Brattle Theatre

We don’t want to hear if you don’t like it. We don’t care if you don’t find these films funny. We’ve heard it all over the years. Boring. Not funny. Too violent… We’re not making any promises here. But we believe that this collection of shorts suitably represents our collective sense of humor. Packed with BUFF veterans and newcomers alike, here’s two hours of twisted, gross, surreal, charming, absurd, and, yes, occasionally violent fun we’re confident is worth the price of admission. But if you don’t agree, you can’t say we didn’t make our policy clear.

– Kevin Monahan


Glass Half Whatever

Brian Budak, USA, 1 min.

When you look at the glass, is it half empty or half full? I say, whatever.

Side Effects May Include

Jonathan Kiefer, USA, 3 min.

Why even think about struggling?

Darling Pet Monkey

Jim McDonough, USA, 10 min.

In 1969, 8 and 9 year old brothers ordered a monkey for $19.95 out of the back of a magazine. Things get weird.


Eve Dufaud, Canada, 5 min.

When they piss standing, all men are works of art.

Unholy ‘Mole

David Bornstein, USA, 6 min.

A selfish man sells the soul of his unborn child to Satan in exchange for forcing his wife to make guacamole for him. Things go wrong…

Jeff Got Stabbed

Peter Levine, USA, 10 min.

Oh no, the dinner party is ruined! I can’t tell what is Jeff’s blood and what is the hot sauce Bob and Ellen brought back from their trip to the Poconos.

Umbilicus Desidero

Michael J. Epstein, USA, 4 min.

Some voids aren’t meant to be filled… The true story of Neal Jones, whose life forever changed when he lost his belly button.


Gustavo Martin, USA, 9 min.

Cody ponders if she should put her pet rat to sleep, or if it’s worth spending the money to get her rat’s tumor removed – Cody barely has any money but she loves her little Fupa (yes, that’s the rat’s real name).


Alice Winslow, USA, 6 min.

It’s 1692 Salem, the year of the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Except the internet exists and Puritan style guru Sarah Winsley’s online channel has made her a New World celebrity.


Stanislav Shelestov, Russia, 8 min.

In order to get views and likes, two bloggers take some experimental military pills which deprive them of any sense of pain. It goes too far.


Jacob Burghart & Ben Burghart, USA, 7 min.

After surviving a harrowing plane crash, an army pilot finds himself suspended from a canopy of trees by his parachute.

Falcon & Hawke: Ghost Host

Dane Benton & Talia Krohmal, USA, 15 min.

Falcon and Hawke must battle their way through a maze of vintage monster movie tropes.

Dante Falls

Nancy Lin, USA, 15 min.

Cemetery caretaker Nova Dante must balance her work and personal life as she and her inattentive Shinto priest boyfriend accidentally release evil ghosts that threaten to take over the world.

Richard Nixon: Getaway Driver

Kevin Lonano, USA, 6 min.

Drunk on power and tripping on LSD, President Richard Nixon recounts his role as the getaway driver for JFK’s second shooter. Is he confessing to save his soul, or is it all just a bad trip?


Maxwell Nalevansky, USA, 16 min.

The tale of the tragedy which befell the bizarre city of Beeftown; comprised of burly beefcakes whose sole purpose in life is to win a chance to meet the bewitching creature known as Jazzberry.