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BCC Film Festival

All weekend long: Back Bay Complex

Attention movie buffs and film geeks! Boston Comic Con will be running its annual Boston Comic Con Film Festival! All weekend long, we'll be showcasing features, shorts, and music videos from local and national independent filmmakers.

Please note that the Back Bay Complex is located on the second level of the Seaport World Trade Center.


1:30pm: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

  • What better way to start this year’s offerings than with this annual BCC favorite? Take a load off before hitting the bins with Criswell, Bela Lugosi and Ed Wood’s wife’s chiropractor! Directed by Ed Wood. (79 min)

3:00pm: Reptilicus (1961)

  • Copenhagen is under attack by a prehistoric, acid-puking, unconvincing dinosaur puppet! One of cinema’s greatest accomplishments, this is Denmark’s greatest contribution the world. Directed by Sidney Pink. (82 min)

4:30pm: Yo Soy Pedro

  • In 1977, two Americans cops find an alien that has just crashed. The police mistaken it for a masked actor and decided to bring it back to a studio in Hollywood. Directed by Jordan Inconstant. (11 min)

4:45pm: Pirates of the Caribbean: On the Edge of Oblivion

  • Jack Sparrow, captain of the Black Pearl goes to a fabulous treasure on the island of Muerta. The objective will quickly be upset when Barbossa triggers a mutiny against Jack and takes over the Pearl. Sparrow finds himself landed on a deserted island... to die. Directed by Jordan Inconstant. (10 min)

5pm: Superbob

  • Faster than a Speeding Bullet, Crap with Girls: After a freak meteor storm turns postman Bob into a superhero, he must face his greatest challenge: going on his first date in six years. Featuring stellar support from top tier comedic talent, Bob must balance international politics, saving the world and getting the girl. Starring Catherine Tate (Dr. Who), Nat Tena (Game of Thrones), and Brett Goldstein (Derek). Directed by Jon Drever. (85 min)

6:30pm: Mining Moon

  • Agent Akowi goes deep undercover to expose renegade weapon sales from a remote lunar mining outpost. As she infiltrates a dangerous universe of deception and slavery, will her sympathies for the plight of the arms dealers’ slaves compromise her mission? Directed by Brian Morelan. (29 min)

7pm: This is Joe

  • During the 70s in New York, Joe Schuster works as a delivery guy. But it wasn’t always like that... Directed by Francis Diaz Fontan. (4 min)

10:50am: Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

  • In this bonafide classic, the one and only Allison Hayes stars as the titular character, looking to put the kibosh on her cheating husband and the local floozy (Yvette Vickers). What better way to start your Saturday? Directed by Nathan H. Juran. (65 min)

12:00pm: Cartoons and Comics

  • Cartoons and Comics is documentary film discussing the influences of cartoons and comics in the lives of people who make a living creating them. Directed by Dante Luna. (44 min)

12:45pm: The Galactic Experience: Lexington Comic & Toy Con

  • Trailer for the documentary series The Galactic Experience sees booking agent Zachery McGinnis and some of his high profile clients doing events and meeting their fans. Directed by Dante Luna. (5 min)

1:00pm: Cosplayer Nation

  • "Cosplay" is the act of costume play, from anime to comic conventions. How did the word originate? What exploded this culture? Is it getting trendy? See for yourself in a documentary on what cosplay in America is like, and the course it may take. Directed by Joshua Adams and U.K. Li. (86 min)

2:35pm: Jurassic Incident

  • Over 30 years after the events in Jurassic Park, two men go to Isla Sorna to take some dinosaurs- to train them for war. All hell breaks loose when the raptors’ sickness infects the humans. Directed by Jack Hussey. (52 min)

3:35pm: Archie’s Betty

  • This documentary searches for the real-life people behind the characters in Archie Comics. Were Archie, Betty, Veronica, Moose, and Jughead based on actual students who Bob Montana, the original Archie cartoonist, had gone to high school with in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the 30s? Moreover, is the person who inspired blonde Betty still alive? Directed by Gerald Peary. (69 min)

5:00pm: Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s the Fantastic Four

  • Doomed! Is a feature length documentary tracking the history of the troubled 1994 Concord: New Horizons and Constatine Films production of The Fantastic Four. Directed by Marty Langford. (85 min)

6:30pm: Super Geeked Up - The Geekiest Highlights

  • BCC favorite Jeff Burns returns with his cohosts Tonya Dodds and Nicole Wright and a highlight reel of their favorite and funniest moments from Super Geeked Up, the geekiest weekly online show of them all! Super Geeked Up features sci-fi, fantasy, superhero, and video game chat along with super-fun games with awesome guests from TV, comics, and the web! Created by Jeff Burns. (15 min)

10:45am: The Giant Claw (1957)

  • Arguably the greatest Huge Chicken Marionette Film ever, the Giant Claw will stun your senses and chill your spine, or at least make you chuckle. It stars the sizzling Mara Corday and a gnarly bird puppet. Directed by Fred F. Sears. (75 min)

12:00pm: Necrosis Incorporated: Requiem

  • Following a year of operation, a unique group of individuals continue to manage a funeral home and encounter the world of unexplained phenomena. Directed by Blake Zawadzki. (37 min)

12:45pm: Welcome Home

  • A few times a year, video game fans, board game fans, cosplayers, and everyone in between get to come home. For them, video games are more than just another form of entertainment. Directed by Matt Ringler. (15 min)

1:05pm: Buck Savage: City of the Damned

  • The last living human faces off against a world of zombies. But... there is something odd about the way the zombies are acting... Directed by Derek R. Brigham and Uke Doiron. (11 min)

1:25pm: E.M.M.A.

  • Two Scientists test the emotional capacity of a life-like android and discover some rather shocking results... Directed by Stephen Herman. (14 min)

1:45pm: Losers

  • Zach and Manny attend an engagement party where groom-to-be Roy, a former über geek, has turned “normal” in order to marry a beautiful, vegan baker. Zack confronts Roy which leads to an epic laser sword battle! Losers is an explosive story not to be missed! Directed by Carlos del Rosario. (22 min)

2:15pm: The Making of a Superhero Musical

  • A mockumentary following the cursed production of "Clockmen: The Musical" and the show’s troubled lead actress. Starring Sandra Cardoso, J. Mark Inman, Marta Rymer and Neil Gaiman. Directed by Reuben Baron. (39 min)

3:00pm: Manicorn

  • A psychedelic cautionary tale about why you should always follow the instructions on the packaging. Directed by Jim McDonough and Rob MacVarish. (6 min)

3:10pm: Vampire

  • Two 20-somethings fall deeply in love on their first date, and then true tragedy strikes. Directed by Phil Healy. (6 min)

3:20pm: Information Piece (with giveaway)

  • A handy short that shows you how to ship your sold comics like a pro at low cost and keeping your customers happy. Plus, an exclusive giveaway at the end... From Asylum Comics. (5 min)

3:30pm: Archie’s Betty (encore showing)

  • This documentary searches for the real-life people behind the characters in Archie Comics. Were Archie, Betty, Veronica, Moose, and Jughead based on actual students who Bob Montana, the original Archie cartoonist, had gone to high school with in Haverhill, Massachusetts in the 30s? Moreover, is the person who inspired blonde Betty still alive? Directed by Gerald Peary. (69 min)

4:45pm: Mining Moon (encore showing)

  • Agent Akowi goes deep undercover to expose renegade weapon sales from a remote lunar mining outpost. As she infiltrates a dangerous universe of deception and slavery, will her sympathies for the plight of the arms dealers’ slaves compromise her mission? Directed by Brian Morelan. (29 min)