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8-11 Sept 2011 film progr am

super | helldriver | Run! Bitch! Run! | Dad made dirty movies dragonslayer | william s. burroughs | Guilty of romance | X trilogy (Star wars) | the ballad of genesis and lady jaye | CHOp

www.suff.com.au

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Super

James Gunn \\ 2010 \\ usa \\ 96 mins

9.30 Food + DRINKS served

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“The most subversive and perverse superhero movie ever made” – Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire

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ORGANIC LAGER

Shop 3 / 88-94 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham

HOW TO BUY TICKETS DAY PASSES A great way to spend the whole day! Value for money! Day passes work out at roughly $7-8 per film!

FESTIVAL PASSES Want to jam in as much over 4 days as possible? Then the 4 day festival pass option is for you. Select a film from every session (inc. opening & closing night celebrations)!

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come and help us celebrate our 5th birthday with fun films, a special live performance, DJs, complimentary food and beverages thanks to our opening night partners Rosnay Organic Winery, Burragumbilli Organic Beer, and wonderful freshly baked Pizza onsite thanks to Doughboy - Petersham.

You can purchase passes and tickets by visiting: www.suff.com.au or go directly to: www.factorytheatre.com.au. There may be a limited number available for purchase at the door, if not sold out prior.

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Opening night party

It’s easy to buy single session tickets, opening night tickets, day passes, and festival passes to the Sydney Underground Film Festival.

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friday 9 SEPT MAIN cinema

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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Yony Leyser

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Love/sick Short Film Session

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CHOP Trent Haaga

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The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

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Dad Made Dirty Movies Jordan Todorov

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bedways RP Kahl

Marie Losier Presented by

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Guilty of romance

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Sion SONO

Jeff Krulik

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Heavy Metal plus Picnic Heavy Metal

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Profane USAMA ALSHAIBI (80 mins)

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Run! BITCH RUN!

Joseph Guzman / 2011 / USA / 90 mins (AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE!)

FESTIVAL PASSES AND TICKETS • Festival Pass...................................$90 (Conc. $85) • Opening Night (includes food & drink).... $40 (Conc. $35) • Friday day pass.............................. $32 (Conc. $28) • Saturday day pass.......................... $46 (Conc. $42) • Sunday day pass............................ $24 (Conc. $20) • Individual session tickets............... $14 (Conc. $12) • SUFF ‘Underground Friend’ Membership.....................................................$120

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• Phone and online bookings incur a booking fee between $1 - $5 based on the amount spent. Transaction fees apply per transaction for bookings made over the phone only.

• LATECOMERS may only be admitted at the discretion of the usher on duty.

• Seating is limited, therefore early purchases are always recommended. Please be advised you are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes before the

• Concessions available to SUFF Members, full-time students, pensioners, seniors, health care card and companion card holders. Concession cards or Member Cards must be shown. • All sessions are unclassified 18+


SAturday 10 SEPT

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Tristan Patterson Presented by

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Burroughs: A Man Within Presented by

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Last Days Here

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Heaven+ Earth+Joe Davis

Don Argott & Demian Fenton

Peter Sasowsky

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Free Radicals Pip Chodorov

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Masters’ films class short by cinematic masters

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Mother’s Milk Short Film Session

Super

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By popular demand

including Soda_Jerk’s Pixel Pirate 2

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Noboru Iguchi

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Helldriver Yoshihiro Nishimura

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so bad it’s good short film session

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Reality Bites Short Film Session

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A Man Called... Rainbo

David Casci / 1990 / USA / 99 mins (AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE!)

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animation Guilty of fornication romance short film session Sion SONO

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Better this world

Kelly Duane de la Vega & Katie Galloway

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closing night film

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Directed by Jon Hewitt

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Masters’ LSD FACTory class Short Film Session

short films by cinematic masters

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closing night party Party with us after the film with live music, drinks, and complimentary super premium Serendipity Icecream! + LOTS OF CLOSING NIGHT PRIZES!

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Extreme film presented by Jack Sargeant

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Tomie: Unlimited

James Gunn

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Recycled Cinema

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at a glance Sunday 11 SEPT

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saturday 17 SEPT

SUFF+PLUS 11:30am–8pm

AT SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

3 film sessions, 12 2 special guestS + BBQ Drinks & more see PAGE


OUR PARTNERS & Patrons The SUFF HQ kindly sponsored by Sydney College of the Arts.

Cultural & educational partners

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On our 5th birthday we have decided to gift you with 34 sessions (double last years program) that celebrate values that forge the creative undercurrent of this city – debauchery, civil disobedience, provocation, difference, indulgence, deviancy, community, controversy and genius. With upgraded projection at the venue, we are showcasing some mind-blowing feature films this year. Starting with the hilariously perverse film, SUPER by original Troma writer, James Gunn – he’s got the Hollywood cast, but once a subversive always a subversive! We wanted a fun and f**ked up opening night film - and this is it! Plus many more treats with films so diverse – wild and completely challenging. Plus the award-winning documentary “Better This World” on Sunday - painting the crazy times we are living in post 9/11. Plus we have a focus on bizarre and wacky Japenese cinema, some great music-based documentaries (where fascinating stories go beyond just the music) and we will be closing with a bang, screening the longawaited, sexy thriller X by Sydney filmmaker, Jon Hewitt! Plus don’t forget to note the date of the SUFF+PLUS Party, screening and awards at Sydney College of the Arts on Saturday 17th September. So many films to mention, we hope you come and join us at the Factory Theatre in September, watch, drink, chat and no doubt laugh - as films are so much better when shared together!

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super opening night DOORS OPEN

6.00pm

James Gunn \\ 201o \\ USA \\ 96 mins THE Director’s cut “ ultra-violence and seriously twisted”

FILM + PARTY

“The most subversive and perverse superhero movie ever made” – Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire The Crimson Bolt is here to fight crime, the only way he knows how - with a pipe wrench. When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But, inspired shortly after by fictional man-made superheroes of lore, he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY crimefighter, The Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.

NSW

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SUFF IT’S OUR PARTY TURNS AND WE’LL WATCH WHAT WE WANT TO!

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Join us for the opening to the 2011 festival on Thursday 8th September with the NSW premiere of SUPER by James Gunn! Gunn originally cut his teeth writing for Troma and delivers a perversely entertaining film for a festive opening to the festival. So come and help us celebrate our 5th birthday with fun films, a special live performance, DJs, complimentary food and beverages thanks to our opening night partners Rosnay Organic Winery, Burragumbilli Organic Beer, cake by Choco Cannelle and freshly baked Pizza onsite thanks to Doughboy Petersham.

Tickets only $40 ($35 concession)

Plus

Styled as superhero film meets grindhouse cinema, and directed by former Troma writer James Gunn (Tromeo and Juliet), this outlandishly dark comedy with doses of extreme gore still manages to take you on a heartfelt journey with two misfits who are trying to find their costumed place in the world.

e …deserves to realis , super-entertaining “Giddily over-the-top el Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter cha its cult calling” – Mi official selection

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TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIM 2011 | USA | 15:00 Two down-and-out losers conceive a child in a fit of drug-induced passion. They consider the child an abomination, but they learn that this “special” child has a special purpose.

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Dir. Trent Haaga \\ 2011 \\ 84 mins

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HANSEL AND GRETEL EMMA VARKER | 6:00 | AUS | 2011 Siblings Hansel and Gretel find the sickly sweet offerings of a ruined arcadia are not quite to their taste.

Happy Bag

MIRIAM

Graeme Robertson 2010 | 06:26 | AUS WORLD PREMIERE

RP KAHl 2011 | GER | 6:20 | WORLD PREMIERE

A couple on a first date are kidnapped. Instead of trying to get out of the situation, they continue to have the date.

A woman. She is naked. She is in a hotel, later in the hotel room. What is she looking for? There is a man. Is it a foreigner, an artist or is he only in her mind? Or is it only his idea?

Tyler Baptist 2011 | 10:00 | CAN WORLD PREMIERE

7:30 PM

A shocking and awkward coming of age tale concerning Lars and Lila’s ‘first time’.

A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED CEREBRAL FAST FOOD INFECTION JARROD EMMANUEL 2011 | AUS | 5:00 WORLD PREMIERE Some people just love fast food….

LOVE BIRDS BRIAN LYE 7:00 | CAN | 2010

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Mantis in Black Lace

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Fantastic film festival 2011

Official Selection

PREMIERE

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Amsterdam

Dead by Dawn

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A male and a female bird meet and fall in love. An egg is produced and all is happy in the nest until their love is tested and fate comes knocking.

FERDINAND THE THIRD DAVID JOSHUA FORD | 2011 | AUS | A Frenchman who travels to Australia to declare his love for his long-time friend is instead lumped with her pet chicken.

I like to photograph girls naked Mischa Baka 2007 | 4:00 | AUS WORLD PREMIERE A man reveals how he photographs girls naked and why.

FEEDER JOSEPH ERNST | 2009 UK/NETHERLANDS | 4:00 Aus PREMIERE We want it. We buy it. We eat it. We swallow it down whole. But what does our body see when we stick it in our mouth?

GOLDEN BOY EMMA VARKER 2011 | AUS | 3:00 He is out on the search for his own little Golden Boy. What will he find?

OUTTAKE NICOLE BRENDING | USA | 2011 | 9:00 | AUS PREMIERE An actress tries to get a scene just right, in order to please a ruthless director.

RED WATER RED Qing Xie | 2010 | 8:18 | AUS Sadomasochism, the specter of a dead mother and an elaborate and grotesque fantasy all play a part for a Chinese girl and her father.

Lance has seen better days. His half-brother’s car has died, leaving Lance stranded in the middle of nowhere. He finally manages to flag down a ride. … Enter The Stranger who hits Lance with the question, “Whose life would you save, your wife or your halfbrother?”. After a momentary pause, Lance decides to play the game without too much further thought and chooses, obviously, his wife. Next thing he knows, he’s on the receiving end of a tranquilizer-dart gun. Now fearing for his life and the life of those close to him, Lance must remember what he did to deserve this punishment. CHOP is reminiscent of newer revenge cinema, like Park Chan Wook’s SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE and OLDBOY. Directed by Trent Haaga, who cut his teeth with Troma, who has created a dark, hilarious and politically incorrect horror flick that is highly recommended! Plus cameo from Camille “I Spit On Your Grave” Keaton!

Delivers on all sides by jampacking the movie with laughs, gore and some insane twists... you owe it to yourself to watch this with a group of friends so you can all chatter about how f*cked it truly is.” BloodyDisgusting.com ” – BloodyDisgusting.com


main cinema

A Man Within

“He was gay; he was a junkie; he shot his wife … Burroughs was indeed a scandalous personality” – John Waters

Dir. Yony Leyser \\ 2011 \\ 87 mins

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: s h g u o r r u B . S m Willia Presents

1 friday 9

NSW

PREMIERE

“Leyser is clearly a Burroughs acolyte, and he taps into the man’s sensibility” – Variety

official selection

SLAMDANCE film festival 2011

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Glasgow

International Film festival 2011

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Amsterdam

International Film festival 2011

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Burroughs was one of the first writers to break the boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950’s. His novel Naked Lunch is one of the most recognized and respected literary works of the 20th century and has influenced generations of artists. The intimate documentary breaks the surface of the troubled and brilliant world of one of the greatest authors of all time.

6:00

Featuring never-before-seen archival footage of Burroughs, as well as exclusive interviews with colleagues and confidants including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Sonic Youth, Laurie Anderson, Amiri Baraka, Jello Biafra, and David Cronenberg, WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN is a probing, yet loving look at the man whose works once savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. The film is narrated by Peter Weller, with a soundtrack by Patti Smith and Sonic Youth.

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DOC/FEST

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official selection

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Revelation Film festival 2011

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Perth

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Melbourne

International Film festival 2011

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PREMIERE

Presents

Dad Made Dirty Movies Dir. Jordan Todorov \\ 2011 \\ 57 mins

friday 9

Fans of cult exploitation cinema of the late 1960s and early ‘70s will relish this engaging tribute to the greatest erotic filmmaker in the US: Stephen C. Apostolof (aka A.C. Stephen). After escaping a Communist dictatorship in Eastern Europe to make his American dream come true, together with his close friend Ed Wood, Stephen became the father of sexploitation cinema before the liberalisation of pornography. Chronicling his life and work including a hilarious look at his directorial debut / breakthrough, “Orgy of the Dead” (adapted by Wood from his own novel), which had about 20 pages of script, a cemetery set they could use and “no ideas,” this documentary proves Stephen is deserved of the title - worst director of all time!

“ Long eclipsed by the inimitable ineptitude of frequent collaborator Ed Wood, Bulgarian-born director Stephen Apostolof posthumously gets some of the attention he craved” – Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety

AUSTRALIAN

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Switzerland

Plus

2011

official selection

official selection

frozen film festival

2011

planete doc

film festival

2011

official selection

KANSAS

international film festival 2011

A selection of 60’s & 70’s exploitation & grindhouse film trailers will be screened alongside Dad Made Dirty Movies.

Bedways

DIR. RP Kahl \\ 2010 \\ 75 mins

8:00 PM

“ Truly brilliant Director Nina Bader wants to shoot a film about love and sex and invites her actor-friends Hans and erotic cinema” Marie for screen tests for a couple of days. For Nina - Schnitt love is not necessarily a matter of emotion – she is rather looking for an authentic depiction of sex. The intimate collaboration turns into experiments with film, love and bodies and finally has an impact on the private relationships between the three of them. It seems that the boundaries between acting and reality begin to disappear.

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Visions du Réel

boiler room

official selection

berlin

international film festival 2011

official selection

actionfest film festival 2011

“One of the most powerful and sophisticated German Films” - Filmstarts.de

official selection

raindance film festival 2011

official selection

moscow

inernational film festival 2011


Presents

dir. Marie Losier \\ 2011 \\ 75 mins official selection

cinema du reel

BEST DOCUMENTARY

official selection

berlin

NAVARRA INT. DOCUMENTARY film festival 2011

2011

international film festival 2011

official selection

official selection

BAFICI film festival 2011

SxSW film festival 2011

official selection

film festival 2011

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Perth

Melbourne

SAn Francisco

Revelation film festival 2011

international film festival 2011

“ He’s the only person I’ve ever met who I’d hero worshipped… Inhumanly intelligent… A phenomena.” – William S. Burroughs on Genesis P-Orridge

TRIBECCA

BEST DOCUMENTARY

international film festival 2011

“ A totally unusual “home movie” about a totally unusual home; a fantastical love story about a fantastical love that dares to speak its unusual name: Pandrogyny”. - Jonathan Cott

“ A lovely, fragile & tough piece of art ” - Sergio Wolf

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An intimate, affecting portrait of the life and work of ground-breaking cult performance artist and key figure in the underground music scene for over 30 years, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV), and his other half and collaborator, Lady Jaye. The film is centered around the daring sexual transformations the pair underwent for their “Pandrogyne” project, so Genesis could become a she and resemble his beloved Lady Jaye. With peroxide hair, full lips and gold teeth, Genesis does not go unnoticed. Living life as the ultimate experiment, they transform their bodies through cosmetic surgery to become a work of art. Director Marie Losier gained unprecedented access to the couple’s public and private lives, plus interviews (Orlan, Peaches, Peter Christopherson), which results in a must-see, deeply moving, multi-faceted profile, of two of the twenty-first century’s most radical avant-garde artists.

friday 9

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye

NSW

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Chicago

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underground film festival 2011 Winner

SEXY

International film festival 2011

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Dir. Jeff Krulik \\ 2010 \\ 80 mins

BEST FEATURE

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Heavy Metal Parking

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Lot

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underground film festival 2011

Dir. Usama Alshaibi \\ 2011 \\ 79 mins

profane Muna is a young Muslim sex worker in the midst of a spiritual crisis. Searching for her “jinn,” a demon, both good and evil, that resides in us all according to the Quran. Through this she hopes to reconcile her traditional Islamic upbringing represented by her uneasy friendship with Ali, a cab driver with her current, decadent Western lifestyle embodied by her fellow domme Mary. In this psychosexual horror story, Alshaibi combines his background in political documentary and transgressive cinema to tell an intensely personal story about the clash between Western and Middle Eastern cultures.

“Psycho-sexual horror story of one woman’s struggle with her identity and the culture clash between Middle Eastern mythology and Western pop culture.” Kevin Monahan


Guilty of Romance dir. Sion Sono \\ 2011

Session

main cinema NSW

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\\ 112 mins

friday 9

“A twisted fusion of sex and death… will surely shock” – Twitchfilm Japan’s prince of transgressive cinema, Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Cold Fish) brings us an erotic, psychosexual tale of sex, money and murder. Unsatisfied housewife Izumi, Professor of Literature Mitsuko, and police detective Kazuko offset the banality of their everyday lives with secret and notso-secret sexual misadventures. Empowerment and misanthropy go hand-in-hand as the explicit details of their affairs are brought to the surface, and a gruesome murder links their fates.

“Kaf kaesqu e storytellin g… a Guilty ple asure” – Variety

With this risqué, noir-esque film, director Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Cold Fish) presents a story based on a true-life crime, offering his trademark view on the darker side of society.Told through the looking glass of sex, words, madness, death and family, the film bombards the audience with graphic images and assaults the emotions with classical music - this is a movie that provokes all your senses!

official selection

melbourne

international film festival 2011

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CANNES film festival 2011

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9:45 PM

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11:30 PM

official selection

Karlovy Vary international film festival 2011

“Transgressive erotic thriller will be pure saké for Sion Sono’s cult following” – Hollywood Reporter

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SUFF+PLUS 17 SEPT 2011 11:30am–8pm

11:30am Doors open + enjoy complimentary

COST: $10 per session / $20 for all 3 sessions (free for SUFF festival pass holders or SCA students)

Don’t miss this special event on Saturday 17th September at Sydney College of the Arts (SCA)! Jack Sargeant will be presenting a selection of contemporary independent feature films, two beautiful dances through the strange and weird side of the American gothic, and a celebration of radical musicians and visionary avant-garde music. Plus, a discussion with cult director Jon Hewitt and writing collaborator and actress Belinda McClory on the brilliant Sydney hardboiled thriller X.

LUNCH FROM 1:45pm – 2:45pm BBQ, drinks, awards and a wacky activity surprise!

cake, coffee and tea prior to the first session.

12 noon – 1:45pm

FREE

WORLD PREMIERE

Table of the Elements Film Series

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(Tyler Hubby, USA, 2011, 101 mins) Tyler Hubby has spent 15 years documenting the cutting edge, experimental and improvisational musicians associated with the Table of the Elements label, including Faust, John Fahey, Keiji Haino, Tony Conrad and Fushitsusha amongst others. A beautiful and haunting portrait of some of the world’s most astonishing musical performers.

Suff Dead oscars + Audience Choice Awards

Awards presentation at 2pm for festival winners. Thanks again to Mark Wotherspoon for creating the handcrafted glass awards.

How to get there

6pm – 7:30pm 2:45pm - 4pm

X – In Conversation Cult director / writer Jon Hewitt and actor/writer Belinda McClory join Jack Sargeant for an onstage discussion on their film X, exploring the history of the Cross and its relation to the film and the processes behind writing, producing and making the best low budget Australian thriller for years. Hewitt and McClory’s wisdom, experience and their insights into the art of independent filmmaking are essential for anybody wanting to produce feature films.

watch X at the festival on sun 11 sepT

SCA is on Balmain Road, Rozelle (entrance is opposite Cecily Street). Free visitor parking on campus. Easily accessible by public transport. For a map and more information www.sydney.edu.au/sca

4:15pm – 5:30pm

Of Dolls And Murder (Susan Marks, USA, 2010, 70 mins) John Waters narrates this documentary on the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Created by Frances Glessner Lee in the 1930s to teach homicide detectives, these violent and sometimes bloody dollhouse dioramas merge the educational, gothic and kitsch. This absorbing film extends into cultural fascination with forensic science manifested through CSI and its ilk, offering a fascinating view of the world of crime, death and detection.

All My Friends Are Funeral Singers (Tim Rutili, 2010, 84 mins) This unique and visionary gothic tale focuses on psychic Zel, a fortune teller who lives in a large house filled with ghosts including a blind band (gloriously performed by Califone). Zel offers her clients and the ghosts a conduit between worlds. However, events take an unexpected turn when a mysterious light appears in the woods. A perfectly realised, dreamlike movie that combines weird Americana and folk mythology with surrealism and a genuinely offbeat sensibility.

Sydney college of the artS open day

Saturday 27 auguSt, 10am to 4pm

All day events include an art market, portfolio development drop-in centre, talks on undergraduate and postgraduate study at SCA, exhibitions, film and video screenings, degree information, glass blowing, entertainment, plus more… for more information visit sydney.edu.au/sca


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! RUN

Dir. Joseph Guzman \\ 2009 \\

Catherine and Rebecca are two Catholic School girls going door-todoor selling Religious paraphernalia in order to pay for their books and education. Things go horribly wrong when they knock on the wrong door in the wrong neighborhood. “Run! Bitch Run!” is a throw back to the classic rape and revenge films like The Last House on the Left and I Spit on Your Grave.

90 mins

4 friday 9

“ A throwback grind house revenge flick with heart”

H C BIT

“It’s jam-packed with wh ite bitches, black bitches, asian bitch es, holy bitches, dirty bitches an d even bitches on bitches!”

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saturday 10 PM

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3:30 PM

his wife … Burroughs was indeed a scandalous personality” – John Waters

Rosnay was the first Certified Organic vineyard in the Cowra Wine Region, now home to a growing number of organic vineyards and farms. To find out about Rosnay Organic Wines, olives and figs, visit www.rosnay.com.au or call 1300 ROSNAY (767629)

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Certified Organic standards require the avoidance of harmful chemicals in all growing and wine making processes, resulting in our pure, delicious range of products free of side effects.

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What’s so special about Organic?

William S. Burroughs: A Man Within NSW “He was gay; he was a junkie; he shot

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DIR. Pip Chodorov \\ 2011\\ 80 mins

The artists and poets of cinema since before WWI have always been free radicals, crazy about filmmaking and pushing the artform in radical new directions. Trapped in a no man’s land, excluded both from the art world and the film industry, they boldly created a grassroots network for making and showing their films and created a profound body of work that continues to influence our culture. So come on a fascinating and delightful voyage through a history of experimental cinema, accompanied by Jonas Mekas and Peter Kubelka, two great and celebrated artists, who will bring to this odyssey: humour (tales of dumpster diving for food and watching a Hollywood film with Brakhage while lying on their backs at the base of the screen), gravity and above all, memory. Featuring old and new footage of notorious experimental filmmakers such as Hans Richter, Robert Breer, Michael Snow, Andy Warhol, MM Serra, and Maya “ Warm and inspiring, Chodorov’s film Deren among others – this film is a must see for part essay and part loving tribute”. both the film fan and filmmaker.

- AFI Film Festival

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

SHOOTING ARROWS Dir. PAUL WINKLER 2011 \\ AUS \\ 15 mins From internationally renowned experimental film icon, Paul Winkler, comes a 16mm camera work dealing with graffiti, tagging, throw-ups and art murals.

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“A must-see doc... Dragonslayer is a terrific new non-fiction movie…a thrill to watch on a big screen.”—indieWIRE

Presents

dragonslayer

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BEST DOCO GRAND JURY AWARD

SXSW 2011

“There’s a high probability that it will be one of the most talked about documentaries of the year, like last year’s Catfish or Exit Through the Gift Shop… Dragonslayer is practically flawless.” —The Playlist

NSW

PREMIERE

saturday 10

“Despite a slew of skateboarding films in recent years…Patterson’s pic arguably comes closest to channeling the culture’s punk vibe and youthful abandon.” - Variety

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Winner BEST INT. FEATURE

HOT DOCS 2011

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PERTH

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Silver docs film festival 2011

Empty abandoned swimming pools, suburban streets and parking lots form the backdrop to the story of skateboarder Josh Sandoval. Drifting from suburb to suburb, Sandoval appears like the classic anti-hero,part-punk and part-bohemian, avoiding the bleak certainties of everyday life in favour of the magical pleasures to be had in skateboarding, hanging out with his friends and falling in love. This world echoes that described so well by the likes of Larry Clarke and Harmony Korine.

Lensed with a true appreciation for the beauty of the everyday and with a warm intimacy that helps paint an evocative, always powerful, and occasionally seductive image of the outsider skate culture. Dragonslayer won Grand Jury awards at SxSW and it’s easy to see why. With its strangely compelling portrait of Josh, his ersatz family and friends and their itinerant lifestyle, there’s a real sense of the fleeting freedoms offered by the skateboard culture.

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heaven+earth +joe davis

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NSW PREMIERE

dir. Peter Sasowsky \\ 2010 \\ 90 mins

Exploring Davis’ fascinating life via home movies, reminiscences from family and friends, and the always stimulating presence of Joe (the kind of man who makes dumpster-diving an exploration of possibilities), an absorbing portrait of a true polymath emerges. Director Sasowsky captures Joe’s wonder for the universe and succeeds in making the audience feel the same sense of awe, excitement and raw possibility. Joe is one-of-a-kind.

“This will be one of the hits of the year’s documentary scene” – INDIEPIX

DOLLS FACTORY

AINHOA MENENDEZ GOYOAGA 2010 | 11:00 | SPAIN Ana works in a doll factory, where she repeatedly puts eyes into the doll’s head. Her entire life revolves around her mechanical duties, but a small adjustment to her job will chance her life forever.

DULUTH

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perth

revelation film festival 2011

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philadelphia independent film festival 2011

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independent film festival boston 2011

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Bio:Fiction Science & art film festival 2011

NICOLE BRENDING 2010 | AUS | 9:00 AUS PREMIERE Frankie, a small town stripper, who, after finding out that her grandfather has died, tries to finish her shift dancing for the old men who patron the club.

ESCAPE

DEE HOOD | 2010 | 4:40 | USA | AUS PREMIERE A richly layered experimental video exploring ideas about time and the parallel universe?

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The genius, artist, philosopher, scientist, dumpster-diver, Joe Davis started making crystal radios as a child, nurturing a lifelong fascination with electro-magnetics, DNA and the nature of the universe. Art and science fuse in his work; whether creating a genetically modified apple designed to tempt the Devil, recording the sounds of micro-organisms or encoding Greek philosophy into fly DNA. After Joe explains the broadcast of the harmonic frequencies of vaginal contractions into space as a comment on the censorship of gender by the space program, the universe no longer appears the same.

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fusebox

REAL LIVE PHONE CONFESSIONS

CLARE FERRA | 2011 | 3:00 | AUS World PREMIERE Phone sex commercials become transformed into the site of a repressed trauma

e and An outrageously diversfilms imaginative session of ale made by talented femn wouldn’t directors. What woma doctors make a film about Nazi s. and bees-waxed model

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

BENEATH THE WAVES

Melt

RENEE MARIE PETROPOULOS 13:30 | AUS

Noemie Lafrance 2010 | USA | 9:50

A deaf teenager suffering from severe tinnitus strives to overcome her own irrevocable psychological and physical alienation in order to find peace within her world of constant noise.

DIRTY GIRL JENNIFER CLARY | 2007 | USA | 5:00 AUS PREMIERE Frightened and anxious, the woman’s mind wanders as she imagines the battle between her dirty, cancerous tumours and the surgeon.

A WHOLE NEW WORLD JOSEPHINE SKINNER | 2011 | 3:10 | AUS AUS PREMIERE A whole new world brings together 5 youtube performances of the eponymous romantic duet from the Disney cartoon Aladdin.

DR NAZI JOAN CHEMLA | 15:00 | FRA | AUS PREMIERE Charles Chinaski is a guy with many problems and feels responsible for most of them: women, alcohol, his hostility towards groups of people. One day he decides to consult the first doctor he comes across.

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

Perched on a wall and wrapped in sculptural beeswax and lanolin costumes that melt away, dancers progress in euphoria and exhaustion, melting until their souls escape their ephemeral bodies and disintegrate into light.

TERREMOTO SHELLEY JORDON | 7:00 | USA AUS PREMIERE A hand painted animation which intertwines personal dreams and memories with images culled from Roman history and mythology

SUN MOON STARS RAIN LESLIE SUPNET | 2010 |3:30 | CAN AUS PREMIERE A psychedelic visual elegy, lamenting the death of Mother Nature’s children.


last days here dir. Don Argott and Demian Fenton \\ 2011 \\ 91 mins

A combination of the unexpectedly hilarious, tragic, poignant and, of course, rocking, Last Days Here offers a fascinating portrait of the vocalist, the legendary band and the fans who long to see Pentagram get the recognition they’ve long deserved. But more than this, the film tells a human story with genuine empathy for the subject.

“ Anything bad Bobby Liebling will do for his heart, he’ll do it love, drugs, bacon pizza. Seeing his story is good for everybody else’s.” – IFC News official selection

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independent film festival boston 2011

SxSW

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official selection

PERTH

REVELATION film festival 2011

2 saturday 10

NSW

PREMIERE

In the basement of his parents’ house in suburban Maryland lives Bobby Liebling, former vocalist with 1970s cult legends, Pentagram. A band once described as the street Black Sabbath, Pentagram’s heavy rock and heavy metal riffs blew audiences’ minds. But something went wrong in their career trajectory, and Liebling ended up battling many years of drug addiction. New friend, fan and manager Sean Pelletier believes he can help Bobby quit his addictions and launch Pentagram once again.

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PRESENTS

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a m e in c d e l c y c e r

3 saturday 10 START

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7:30 PM

A jam-packed session featuring several clever recycled shorts screening alongside Soda_Jerk’s 55 minute magnum opus!

“ It stars Elvis Presley doing battle with the evil Moses and his Copyright Commandments in a fight for the ancient art of the remix.” - Jaymis Loveday

pixel pirate 2 Dir. Soda_Jerk \\ 2011 \\ 55 mins

NSW PREMIERE

SHAWN HENNESSY | USA | 2001 | 5:00 Scissoring a couple of angry antagonists from a 1970s stunt film, leaving their machismo to howl in the celluloid void as they beat the shit out of each other and into infinity.

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH CAMP NICOLAS PROVOST | 2010 | BELGIUM | 7:00 A found footage horror film in which existing fragments from horror films are transmogrified into a new film where the images literally consume one other.

CONNECTING WITH NATURE CLINT ENNS | 2011 | USA | 1:28 An instructional video that lies somewhere between the realms of infomercial and guide to spiritual enlightenment.

PETER FREUND | 2010 | USA | 7:00 Juxtaposing the political and theatrical senses of ‘camp’ as a metaphor for our contemporary cultural deadlock between two postmodernist sensibilities.

ESCAPE PLAN

PAUL TURANO | USA | 2010 | 2:00 An anomaly witnessed and recorded in the evening sky on November 8, 2010 in Southern California provoked a frenzy of speculation. Is it an optical illusion, an airplane’s vapor trail, TARA NELSON | 2010 | USA or could it be an entity from another place, fed | 2:30 up with earth and finally Fast cars, drugs and child deciding to return home? safety tips converge in this found footage film.

RE-SYNC

This year we are introducing a democratic mystery session, where we will screen a film from any of the last 4 festivals that you would like to see the most! Just let us know what film you want to see again by visiting www.suff.com.au and clicking on the “BY POPULAR DEMAND” button to vote for your favorite film.

Visit our last 4 programs at our online archive

“ Be afraid. Be very afraid. Because Soda_Jerk is going to alter your future through interrogating your past.” – William Yeoman, The West Australian 2007 | AUS | 1:00 Early 60s discarded 16mm footage of an aspiring beauty pageant queen who swans through America’s Midwest.

By popular demand

By voting you will be in the running to win some tickets and merchandise too!

A hugely entertaining critique of intellectual property law and a speculative history of sample-based culture that takes the form of a sci-fi / biblical epic / action movie (starring Moses, Elvis, Monkey and more)! This anti-copyright epic is entirely constructed from over 300 pirated sources. With artists Soda_Jerk in attendance, this session takes the video remix into staggering new realms.

RENO TONY LAWRENCE |

Boiler room

Which film from the last 4 festivals would you like to see again?

The Director’s Cut

AUTOMATIC MEAT PROBE

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PRESENTS


PRESENTS

JONATHAN CAOUETTE

Masters’ CLASS

See the new short films by award winning contemporary masters that have brought you Trash Humpers, Tim and Eric’s Awesome show, Rejected, Myth Labs and Tarnation.

NSW

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GUY MADDIN

PREMIERE

DOLLS VS DICTATORS

aus PREMIERE

“I am not from this place” declares a French cowboy. An old toothless man asks, “Do you know why you’re here?”. These shape-shifting personalities infect young children with an evil signal in the form of a Dutch TV show.

THE LITTLE CLOUD THAT CRIED 2009 | 12:08 Made in tribute to underground filmmaker Jack Smith, and described as: “Goddesses unharnessing the power of the sea and putting it into a whole new element as they engaged in orgiastic battles and whoopla.” - cinematical.com

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

2011 | USA | 11:00 A puppet collection slaughters the last remaining dictators on the planet. Starring Charlie Chaplin, Robert Mugabe, Pee Wee Herman, Brooke Sheilds, Kim Jong III.

saturday 10

MARTHA COLBURN ALL FLOWERS IN TIME 2010 | USA | 14:00

Session

main cinema

START

6:00 PM

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7:30 PM

HARMONY KORINE DON HERtZFElDT TIM HEIDECKER THE TERRYS & ERIC WAREHEIM

UMSHINI WAM AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

2011 | USA | 15:00

Two down-and-out losers conceive a child in a fit of drug-induced passion. They consider the child an abomination, but they learn that this “special” child has a special purpose.

2011 | USA | 16:00

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

Big dreams, big blunts, big rims, and big guns. Ninja and Yo Landi are wheelchair-bound lovers and real gangstas. This is straight up gangsta mayhem, the realist of the real, true gangsta shit.

I AM SO PROUD OF YOU 2008 | USA | 20:00

aus PREMIERE

Bill’s recovery is haunted by the apparently genetic inevitability of his mental illness, and the lack of control over his own fate. The sudden death of a loved one casts a further shadow over his recovery. Winner of over 27 festival awards.

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saturday 10

“get ready for some red stuff and gore” – 24framespersecond “successfully channels the macabre nature of the titular seductive schoolgirl.” - Joseph Luster

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FANTASIA

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FUsebox

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

See Tommy Wiseau, legendary filmmaker, and master of cult comedy, as you’ve never seen him before! Tells the tale of Alex as he moves into a peculiar house that mysteriously drips blood on him - a situation that he finds puzzling, perplexing and disturbing.

FATHER STRICKLAND

NINJA

DANIEL STEPHENS | 2011 | AUS | 11:35 | AUS PREMIERE

DAVID QUINN | 2010 | AUS | 4:30 | AUS PREMIERE

With a pervertuous undertone, Father Strickland confronts the very beliefs he once held so strongly and questions the path that he and Father Negro have chosen.

INternational

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good

Featuring TOMMY WISEAU

Dir. brock LABORDE & Jared richard \\ 2011 \\ USA \\ 13:00

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THE HOUSE THAT DRIPS BLOOD ON ALEX

MELBOURNE 2011

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The title of this session says it all! Headlining with Tommy Wiseau and Tim and Eric’s new short, these films are so ridiculous they will have you and your friends cramped up with laughter!

official selection

japanese film festival Frankfurt

Tsukiko is a shy girl with a passion for photography and always feeling as if she exists in her sister Tomie’s shadow. One day, as Tsukiko is impulsively photographing Tomie, she bears witness to a metal rod impaling her sister. On the 1st anniversary of Tomie’s death, Tsukiko is offered the job of photographer for her school newspaper by no other than Toshio, her deceased sister’s boyfriend, whom Tsukiko has always had a crush on. That same day, the doorbell rings and there is Tomie, back from the dead, even briefly evoking her own death! The film then masterfully descends into an uncanny and perverse nightmare wrought with Cronenberg-esque horror. Talking severed heads, body mutations and destructive tentacles take over reality and create an endlessly oppressive atmosphere. This film is the latest adaption of the Tomie Manga series, which centres around a mysterious girl who appears again and again in various people’s lives and haunts them until their eventual end.

2011

ELVIS CHAINSAW MASSACRE

PIERRE AYOTTE | 2010 | USA | 4:00 | AUS PREMIERE Elvis comes back to life, sings, and commits gruesome murders.

HOLD THE MAYO

JEFFREY WILLIAMS | 2011 | USA | 7:30 | AUS PREMIERE A gruesome comedy about words that cannot be unspoken, and sandwiches that cannot be unmade. Profound philosophical questions lead to graphic consequences, all pivoting around the world’s most foul condiment.

Martial Arts Extraordinaire Terry takes on his latest class of clueless pupils trying to learn the ways of the mystic arts as only someone of Terry’s skill can teach them.

TREESUS FOR JEESUS BRIAN THE LION! | 2011 | USA | 4:00 | AUS PREMIERE Cheryl and Daryl want to cut down your treesus and replace them with 100% American concrete. Call now! TREESUS FOR JEESUS is a satirical look at the story of Adam and Eve where everything in nature and in the world is corrupt.

KILLER ICE CREAM MEN AND THE UNTIMELY WAFFLE ZOMBIES AND CAT DON BUPPAPIRAK | 2011 | USA | 5:30 | AUS PREMIERE I scream, you scream we all scream for icecream… Featuring Daisy, Bear, Cat, Kung Fu Butcher and man cleavage.

LIONS + TIGERS + BEARS LEE MARQUARDT | 2011 | AUS | 5:30 | AUS PREMIERE For these youngsters a trip to the zoo could be their last, thanks to a psychopathic killer with a theory to test.

WIENER FINGERS CLARE FERRA | 2011 | AUS | 3:00 | World PREMIERE ‘Wiener Fingers’ wants to make a film, however what begins as a seemingly innocuous activity leads to him confronting his own anxieties and aggressions.

THE TERRYS TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIM | 2011 | USA | 15:00 Two down-and-out losers conceive a child in a fit of druginduced passion. They consider the child an abomination, but they learn that this “special” child has a special purpose.


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DOUBLE FEATURES SHOCK! TERROR! GODDESS! SEX!

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dir. James Gunn \\ 2010 \\ 96 mins THE Director’s cut

Violence, terrorism, sexual desire and both healthy and unhealthy deviancy. This weekend will make you cringe, laugh, avert your eyes and expand your horizons.

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“The most subversive and perverse superhero movie ever made” – Anthony Kaufman, Indiewire The Crimson Bolt is here to fight crime, the only way he knows how - with a pipe wrench.

8 films, 4 sessions, grab some popcorn and get ready for the film experience of your life.

When sad-sack loser Frank (Rainn Wilson) sees his ex-addict wife (Liv Tyler) willingly snatched by a seductive drug dealer (Kevin Bacon), he finds himself bereft and wholly unable to cope. But, inspired shortly after by fictional man-made superheroes of lore, he decides to fight back under the guise of a DIY crimefighter, The Crimson Bolt. With a hand-made suit, a wrench, and a crazed sidekick named Boltie (Ellen Page), the Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife.

4 saturday 10

FROM HELL

main cinema

Session

“Here are films for adventuresome audiences who think they’ve seen everything.” John Waters

START

8:00 PM

FINISH

9:30 PM

Styled as superhero film meets grindhouse cinema, and directed by former Troma writer James Gunn (Tromeo and Juliet), this outlandishly dark comedy with doses of extreme gore still manages to take you on a heartfelt journey with two misfits who are trying to find their costumed place in the world.

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international 2011

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fusebox THE BIG STONE SHANE BORZA | 2011 | AUS | 5:30

reality

bites

The Reality of life is on display - come hang out with infamous prostitutes and murderers, see how to cook poisonous spiders and go on brutal roo-shoots.

A film about challenging yourself and fulfilling a dream – in this case, The Nose of El Capitan, Yosemite, known as The Big Stone. Its the long term benchmark in any climbers career.

AUSTRALIAN

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TRAILERS

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Dir. JASMINE HIRST \\ 2010 \\ USA \\ 32:00

A CAMBODIAN SNACK Dir. PHILIP ATLAKSON | 2011 | AUS | 8:00 Villagers from a remote Cambodian village scour the countryside with staves and hoes hoping to bag eight-legged creatures living in the ground.

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Dir. VAHID VAHED | 2011 | 18:00 | AUS

About a young man who was mistaken as a girl because he was not born with male genitalia. At 18 he realizes his true gender and undergoes a sex change operation in Tehran, Iran.

extreme FILM

JACK SARGEANT PRESENTS FROM EYE CANDY TO HEAD FUCKAGE

Boiler room

“After corresponding for 5 years with Aileen Wournos, she asked me to film her talking about the truth of her crimes as part of her preparation to die. I have been trying to finish this feature length doc since then. But can’t. There is something wrong with me. Instead I make 2 minute trailers about other films I’d like to make.”

OZ

I’M A ROCK STAR

AUS | 2011 | 7:40 WORLD PREMIERE

Dir. stefano bertelli | FRA | 2011 | 14:00 | WORLD PREMIERE

Brutal and unashamed footage of a kangaroo being hunted in the outback.

Alex, 37 years old, lives in a godforsaken village in the North of Italy. He’s a guitar teacher, but he dreams of being a rock star...

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BRYAN LYE | CAN | 1:30 | WORLD PREMIERE A playful commentary on the nature of voyeurism.

Curator and underground film author Jack Sargeant (Deathtripping, Cinema Contra Cinema, Suture etc) introduces a rare screening of legendary extreme underground movies culled from the glorious sewer of the nineties and noughties, plus a couple of new treats too. Expect some of the most confronting, shocking, gleefully perverse, offensive, informative and damned essential underground films you’re likely to see. Featuring contributions from Huck Botko, Carey Burtt, Shawn Durr, Usama Alshaibi, Aryan Kaganof and others. Expect: cakes, Merzbow, sex, serial killers, nudity and meat.

GASH | Usama Alshaibi | 2:11 mins | 2008 BAKED ALASKA | Huck Botko | 7:42 mins | 1997 THE PSYCHOTIC ODYSSEY OF RICHARD CHASE | Carey Burtt | 6 mins | 1999 BEYOND ULTRA VIOLENCE | Aryan Kaganof | 15 mins | 1998 LIKE A PIG IN SHIT | Samantha Sweeting | 5 mins | 2007

WASHING MACHINE | Cacaca | 5:45 mins | 2007 CHEESECAKE | Huck Botko | 7:23 MINS | 1998 BOVINE VENDETTA | Bob Judd | 3 mins | 1998 ORGAN MOLLY | Usama Alshaibi | 7 mins | 2008 MEAT FUCKER | Shawn Durr | 32 mins | 1999


helldriver

“ Night of the Living Dead gets put in a blender with Texas Chainsaw Massacre in Helldriver” – Hollywood Reporter

Dir. Yoshihiro Nishimura \\ 2010 \\ 105 mins BOSTON

underground film festival 2011 official selection

CALGARY underground film festival 2011 official selection

Tokyo zombie

PREMIERE

The ultimate zombie apocalypse movie, full of chain-sword head-cutting ultra-violence! An alien-spawned, mysterious mist blankets the northern half of Japan, transforming those who inhale it into ravenous, flesh-eating zombies hell-bent on devouring the surviving human population. The country is immediately divided by a wall - on one side is a lawless, zombieinfected wasteland and on the other; millions of people just waiting to die. Nishimuras’ zombies are unlike anything you’ve seen before; gunshots, decapitation and dismemberment just seem to make them angrier! Hope arrives in the form of Kika, a beautiful high school girl cybernetic zombie-killing machine armed with a chainsaw sword. Recruited by the government, Kika leads a ragtag group of desperados on a blood-soaked mission into the zombie-infected wilds to Japan of zombies!

film festival 2011

official selection

Fantasia

5 saturday 10

official selection

AUSTRALIAN

Session

main cinema

International Film festival 2011 official selection

Terracotta Far East Film festival 2011

START

10 PM

FINISH

11:45 PM

“ If you’re into splatter-heavy gore with high pressure arterial blood spray and mutated creatures with appendages that are as perverse as they are inventive, Nishimura is your man.” – Brutal as Hell

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dir. David Casci \\ 1990 \\ 99 mins It’s 1969 and Sylvester Stallone is Jim Ramroc, a U.S. Army Private who, runs away from the Vietnam war to avoid getting shot. With the FBI, the CIA, the IRS and the District of Columbia Record & Tape Club all hot on his heels, Ramroc tunes in, turns on and drops out. He changes his his name to Rainbo and joins a group of subversive, radical, dirty commie hippies. Together they concoct a fiendish plot to overthrow the United States; a diabolical scheme involving bombings, phone sex, platform shoes, Richard Nixon, radioactive dog poop, and World War III. Can this devious plan be thwarted? Can our freedom-loving democracy be preserved? Can you make any sense whatsoever out of this hilarious combination of outtakes, new picture and sound, and a Really Big Star? Find out in “A MAN CALLED...RAINBO.”

6 saturday 10

“BAD MOVIES DON’T DIE, THEY JUST GET
RE-RELEASED!... See re-dubbed Sylvester Stallone stuttering and stumbling through his first and worst starring role” – AnonymousRebelFilms

a man called... rainbo

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Presents

fusebox

n io t a ic n r o f n Animatio

Have fun fornicating with this festival favourite, bringing with it everything from traditional hand-drawn techniques to surreal alchemical animations.

World

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sunday 11 START

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BLOOD AND CINNAMON

WISDOM TEETH

COLLISION

LUMINOUS FLUX

JESS MOTT & STEVE REINKE | 2010 | USA

DON HERTZFELDT | 2010 | USA | 6:00

SARAH EDDOWES | AUS | 3:30 | 2010

gregory godhard | AUS | 2011 | 2:00

Creatures discuss existential crises as they flip and rotate and disappear from view.

Nigel gives in to his friend’s innocent request to help with his wisdom tooth stitches.

A surreal stop-motion animation that experiments with textural effects, and explores the power struggle between a man and a horse.

Luminous flux is the measure of the perceived power of light. This film is an abstract animation made with hand painted glass panels, which were back-lit and filmed frame-by-frame.

GO FISH Ronnie Cramer | 2011 USA | 1:00 | WORLD PREMIERE Has the world gone mad and taken over by flying fish?

THE DEATH OF JOHNNY FORCEPS Timothy David Orme |2011 | 4:36 | USA | WORLD PREMIERE

FRAGMENTS

When the town myth dies, police interview people who knew him to try to paint the picture of his life.

George Varettas & Cosmin Hrincu AUS | 6:00

CAMERA OBSCURA

A frail old man, dependent on oxygen, travels across a wrecked landscape. He finds a small, fragile egg: an object that triggers memories and emotions. An animated story with a sweet and bitter melancholy.

MARTA MAIA | 2010 | AUS | 5:30 A stop frame animation; about a lady who hides away from the world and creates a camera obscura in her home.

SCARY ON THE RADIO FIESTA BRAVA

POISON IVY

BLACK MOON

Annaliese Ciel Walker | 2010 | AUS | 3:40

HAZEL GORE | 2011 | SCOT | 5:00 | Aus PREMIERE

BRANDON Blommaert | 2010 | 1:30 | Aus PREMIERE

A young woman named Ivy is affected by a childhood abandonment event. As an Adult, she receives a letter she cannot open. She believes this letter is from the absent person.

One thousand beams of radial light for strata advancement.

STAR CROSS

A student in Iran is caught doing something he’s not supposed to be doing; having an imagination. His teacher, an enforcer of a strict inflexible system will not allow it.

Scary On The Radio expresses the relentless nature of progress and technology, particularly in relation to the mass media.

EVERYTHING THAT CLUNKED ALONG

WRECKING BALL Guy Verge | 2011 | AUS | 3:05 WORLD PREMIERE As a family’s repressed emotions

Enter Herman Antipode’s carnivalesque prison, where every night is like the last moments before curtain call. Witness everything that clunked along today.

corrupted by the digital, the family falls apart. Based on a scene from Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ and inspired by the likes of Jan Svankmajer.

MALEKA Tony Lawrence

2010 | AUS | 1:00 A dream of Carl

TED WIGGIN | 6:00 | USA | WORLD PREMIERE A striped snake, potted plants, and boolean bugs are drawn to the light.
For further exploration, make a small stack of starfish, find the heaviest rock you can carry and xerox it, then bury a balloon.

Jung realised in 8mm stop motion

4:30

THE SECRET STORY SHAHRIAR SHADAB | 2010 | AUS | WORLD PREMIERE

a meditation in colour and light jon Behrens | 2011 | 5:00 | USA A stunning hand painted film that will make your mind melt

Guilty of Romance boiler room

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The crazy cattle on the streets of Pamplona are throwing the world’s biggest party

Joshua Belinfante | 2010 take a sinister material form, and the | 7:00 | AUS analog world in which they live is

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STEVEN WOLOSHEN | 2011 | 3:30 | CAN

pan \\ 112 mins Ja \\ 11 20 \\ o n So n dir. Sio Japan’s prince of transgressive cinema, Sion Sono brings us an erotic, psychosexual tale of sex, money and murder. See page 11 for detailed synopsis

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melbourne

international film festival 2011

official selection

CANNES film festival 2011

official selection

Karlovy Vary international film festival 2011

REDDISH BROWN & BLUEISH GREEN Samantha Gurry | USA | 2011 | 3:15 | WORLD PREMIERE Using a found object as a catalyst, this film explores a family’s destructive journey through childhood. Much of the imagery in the film comes from a baby book found on a curb in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

LONG IN THE FAMILY RYAN BORNEN | 2010 | AUS | 2:20 | WORLD PREMIERE Wacky friends come over and quickly adopt to social rules of the tribe


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main cinema Presents

trilogy

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Dir. Kostas Seremetis \\ 2009 \\ 126 mins

Every frame is a study in Abstract Expressionist Pop art as this moving collage of the most iconic films of our time moves to the sounds of the three films playing simultaneously.

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Characters move in and out of portions of the screen, ships and battles appear and disappear melding into one part of the screen from another while the third portion of the screen portrays a crucial moment of discovery in a character’s development. Make Sure you don’t miss being part of this one-off cinematic experiment; the ultimate cutup movie that would even make Burroughs and Gysin envious.

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Kostas moving collage consisting of the Star Wars Trilogy; the left third of Star Wars A New Hope, the middle third of Empire Strikes Back and the right third of Return of the Jedi, synchronized to a dissonant effect.

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“It’s an exhilarating experience, seeing all three films at once...a transmission for the Star Wars dedicated” - Bill McMullen

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Session

lsd factory

fusebox

World

When the White Knight is talking backwards, and the red queens “off with her head!”, remember what the Dormouse said: Feed your head…with this wild cinematic trip.

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SLICK HORSING

ANATOMY OF THE VERTEBRATE RETINA

Dir. MATT BLOOM | UK | 2011 | 8:00

dir. IRON HUSSAIN | UK | 2010 | 5:00

Dir. JON BEHRENS | 5:30 | 2011 | USA

A supernatural horror about a woman in the shower who suddenly finds herself confronted by a strange intruder who holds her and her family hostage.

A pleasant drive. A smoking rabbit. A beautiful nightmare. Mankind, Beastkind and Girlkind [the trinity of schoolboy terror] haunt a perverse dream sequence.

1000 GRAMS

XMAS

THE BIRTHDAY CIRCLE

MATEUSZ SUBIETA | 2010 | 4:30 | AUS

PHILIP LEPHERD | UK | 2010 | 5:00

A story about the pure need to be giving in a world based on receiving; Santa is having a huge crisis of faith.

The cruel irony of age is explored here as two young children defiantly claim independence in their own home, but are implored by frustrated relatives to consider external care.

YEAR OF THE CHILD

AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

ADAM SIMPSON | 2010 | NZ | 7:30

Paint-sniffing, Doors-hating, Punk teenager Tommy races to his family to escape the sick and violent others chasing him.

THE ARTIST

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PREMIERE

JOSEPH PERKINS | AUS | 2011 | 4:30 A vigilante thriller driven by The Artist’s thirst for revenge and a desire to heal the wounds both within himself and within society.

The vertebrate retina is a light-sensitive tissue lining the inner surface of the eye, and this hand-painted, optically printed film makes you feel like you’re in it. AUSTRALIAN

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TOM BEWILOGUA GER | 2011 | 15:00

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Masters’ CLASS

World

REAL TIME

PREMIERE

A film director reviews his work spiraling out of control.

Two exterminators try to finish a job before the football grand final begins only to find there is some unfinished personal business to attend to.

PRESENTS

Satan and Jesus fight each other before being joined by Elvis to blow TV sets.

GEORGE NAGLE | AUS | 2010 | 8:00

ANDREW MILNER | AUS | 2011 | 6:30

5:00

AUSTRALIAN

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PIERRE AYOTTE | USA | 2009 | 1:30

A film about Flesh. Flesh in all of its meanings! A story of two tragically colliding Worlds. Poor and Rich!

START

SATAN, JESUS, ELVIS

DEMODERN TIMES TARA COOK | 2010 | 0:30 | AUS When a man’s computer refuses to cooperate, the only thing left to do is pull out a shot gun.

LARK’S ToNGUE IN ASPICS DAVID SHUSHAN | 3:00 | ISRL | 2010

Brings cubism to back cinema. The films depicts a deconstructed moving image of the palace of fine arts in San Franciso using multiple exposures in the same frame.

PARRAMATTA ROAD PROJECT#1 JOHN GILLIES | AUS | 2011 | 2:00

World

PREMIERE

The road becomes a theatre, with its own actors, dancers, stage and audience.

IN SEARCH OF THE MANITOU

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PREMIERE

DAN SOKOLOWSKI | CAN | 2011 | 2:00 The filmmaker behind “Pochsy” claimed that Super 8 film could not be used on Manitoulin Island because of a curse but with mysterious camera troubles and spooky images emerges the final film.

THE GATHERING STORM

AUSTRALIAN

DAN SOKOLOWSKI | CAN | 2011 | 1:00

PREMIERE

The ravens watch as the apocalypse approaches.

See the new short films by award winning contemporary masters that have brought you Trash Humpers, Tim and Eric’s Awesome show, Rejected, Myth Labs and Tarnation.

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Dir. HARMONY KORINE UMSHINI WAM | 2011 | USA | 16:00

Dir. JONATHAN CAOUETTE | ALL FLOWERS IN TIME | 2010 | USA | 14:00

Dir. MARTHA COLBURN | DOLLS VS DICTATORS 2011 | USA | 11:00

Dir. DON HERtZFELDT I AM SO PROUD OF YOU | 2008 | USA | 20:00

Dir. TIM HEIDECKER & ERIC WAREHEIM | THE TERRYS | 2011 | USA | 15:00

Dir. Guy MaddIn THE LITTLE CLOUD THAT CRIED | 2009 | CAN | 12:08


Session

main cinema 2 friends. 8 bombs. 1 fbi informant. Two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas – David McKay and Bradley Crowder – fall under the sway of a charismatic revolutionary ten years their senior. At the volatile 2008 Republican Convention the “Texas Two” cross a line that radically changes their lives. The result: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. This documentary, Better This World, goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

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“ Riveting. Structured like a taut thriller, Better This World delivers a chilling depiction of loyalty, naivete, political zealotry and the post-9/11 security state” - Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

Better This World

dir. Kelly Duana de la Vega & Katie Galloway \\ 2011 \\ 98 mins START

5:00 PM

FINISH

6:30 PM

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San Francisco International Film festival 2011

official selection

SXSW

film festival 2011

official selection

official selection

HOT DOCS

Documentary Film festival 2011

2011

Silver Docs

official selection

Full Frame film festival 2011

WINNER

SaraSOTA film festival 2011

“ The unfolding of the events is spine-tingling.” - Don Simpson, Smells like Screen Spirit

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closing night

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7:00 PM

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closing night FILM + PARTY

dir. Jon HewitT \\ 2010 \\ 85 mins A jaded call-girl. A fledgling hooker. The night from hell. The seedy underbelly of Sydney’s red-light district becomes a violently dangerous place in filmmaker Jon Hewitt’s X, the much-awaited follow-up to his dark 2008 serial killer romp, Acolytes. When high-class call-girl Holly (Viva Bianca) decides to call it quits, she ropes in young, beautiful runaway Shay (Hanna Mangan-Lawrence) for her last job. When they find themselves in the wrong room at the wrong time, the night takes a deadly turn - and the two women on the run from a maniac out for blood. Explicit, raw and relentless, X is a dark thriller set close to home - among the thugs, drug addicts and sex workers of Sydney’s criminal underworld. Jon Hewitt is a guest of the Festival along with the cast.

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GARY HILLBERG | AUS | 2011 | 8 mins

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melbourne

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PUTA

Become incredibly well versed in hooker cinema in 8 short minutes! Legendary experimental filmmaker and Tracey Moffatt collaborator, Gary Hillberg, delivers a delicious mashup of the oldest profession on celluloid.


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Acknowledgements Alex Prior, Amy Masuda, Belinda Dyer, Belinda McClory, Ben Carter, Ben Ferris, Brendan Fletcher, Brett Dayman and all at the Drum Media, Brianna Pike, Cash Brown, Charlie McCagh, Chris Fullagar, Colin Rhodes, Dean Francis, Derek Murray, Emma Poletti, Francois Aoun, Geoff Weary, George Papadopoulos, Glen Adams, Grant Crompton, Greg Ferris, Greg Khoury, Helena & Michael Berger, Henri and everyone at TVS, Ira Keller, Jack Sargeant, Jamie and Aspasia Leonarder, Jeff Krulik, Jess Waal, John Gillies, John Waters, Jon Hewitt, Jonathan Roig, Kate McCarthy, Kate Wilson, Kishore and the team at Summer Hill Post Office, Louise Bellicaud, Luci McCulloch, RenĂŠe Currie and Screenwise, Mark Ward, Mark Wotherspoon, Mathieu Glissant, Michelle Carey, Neil Foley, Nerida Olson, Paul Tonta, Pauline Piper, Sam Statham, Simone Statham, Seph McKenna, Stephanie Holzhuber, Tara Morelos, Tom Downey and everyone at the Factory Theatre, Ty Dunn, William Vo, Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa, Yair Hochner, Zena Morellini, and to everyone who submitted films and to all our amazing sponsors and volunteers and to anyone that we may have missed - thank you!

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