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Lots of cool film-related stuff happens in Boston, Massachusetts and not that many people are here to document it, preserve it and spread the word about it. Special screenings, Q&As, panel discussions — we have them all, and frequently too. /Film Boston aims to be a bi-weekly column that will bring you audio and video content from film-related events around the Boston area. If you don’t live in Boston, I hope that this column will give you a window into some of the cool stuff that happens here regularly. If you do live here, hopefully you’ll come here to get the heads-up on what’s been going on, and what is to come. I’m in LA for the week, so this will be a super-abbreviated version of /Film Boston. /Film Boston should resume as usual in a couple of weeks. After the jump, see a spoiler-filled Q&A with director Vincenzo Natali following a Splice screening that took place in Boston. As usual, you can find past columns by going to slashfilm.com/boston.

Unfortunately, Splice didn’t fare too well at the box office this weekend, but I hope those of you who went to check it out this weekend still were able to “enjoy” it (insofar as one can enjoy Natali’s twisted creation). Natali was gracious enough to come into Boston a couple weeks back to chat about his film. Below is a portion of the Q&A, in which he discusses some of his inspirations, his creative process, and how he achieved some of the creature effects that you see in Splice.

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For now, /Film Boston is an experiment, a movie travelogue of sorts. I know the camera audio/video quality can be better, but I hope you find it viewable/listenable, as well as entertaining and interesting.

Hosting an event in Boston that you want me to cover? E-mail me at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com. Readers should also feel free to e-mail me if you have any other feedback, or any ideas of what you’d like to see here. What do you like about the column? What don’t you like? etc. Like /Film Boston? Subscribe to it by RSS or by e-mail below to receive updates automatically:

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