Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival happening all weekend at AMC Westshore

The four-day festival runs until Sunday evening.

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click to enlarge Matt E. Lee (L) and Tom DeGeorge in 'Hot Dog Party A Documentary.' - Michael M. Sinclair
Michael M. Sinclair
Matt E. Lee (L) and Tom DeGeorge in 'Hot Dog Party A Documentary.'
The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival (TBUFF) opened Thursday with “A Good Morning” anthology about Floridians, but it really gets going on today when AMC Westshore hosts a Friday featuring three short film blocks, plus 10 feature films during a 12-hour block of programming.

Saturday’s itinerary is just as robust, but leans even more on short films like “Choke Point,” a real documentary about the fight to save USF Tampa’s forest preserve. The party wraps on Sunday, and we’re not saying that “Hot Dog Party A Documentary” isn’t the most entertaining 84-minute block on the TBUFF slate, but Michael M. Sinclair’s film (more like a mockumentary) does feature hilarious cameos and commentary for past champions and organizers of the infamous 15-years running hot dog eating competition and concert at Crowbar in Ybor City.
Location Details

AMC West Shore 14

210 Westshore Plaza, Tampa Tampa

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