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September 8, 2014

2014 Melbourne Underground FIlm Festival: Official Lineup

Mostly text poster for the 15th annual Melbourne Underground Film Festival

The theme for this year’s Melbourne Underground Film Festival is “Evolve Or Die,” so thank God that after 15 years, the fest has decided to evolve rather than kick the proverbial bucket.

What does “evolution” look like for MUFF? For starters, this year is a much more stripped down festival. It runs Sept. 12 – 19 at a single location — The Backlot Studios.

MUFF usually features a healthy retrospective section, but they decided to spin that off into a separate event that will run in a month or two. Instead, MUFF 15 is all about new cinema, with an even stronger focus on Down Under cinema.

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Screenings

Echo Park Film Center: What I Love About Concrete

Echo  Park Film Center

August 24
8:00 p.m.
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Hosted by: Echo Park Film Center

The teen comedy genre gets a surrealist twist in the impressive debut feature What I Love About Concrete by co-directors Katherine Dohan and Alanna Stewart, and co-conspirator Brett Hanover. Dohan will be in attendace for a post-screening Q&A.

A teenage girl wakes up one morning to discover that she is slowly transforming into a swan, making her high school experience all the more awkward and confusing.

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Online Cinema
September 9, 2014

Classic Underground Short Film: Portland

A trip to hell and back is recounted in Greta Snider’s classic underground short film, Portland. Living the ultimate punk lifestyle, a group of friends relive the disaster that was hopping the rails from California to Portland, crashing at a not-so-abandoned house and fighting to reclaim their belongings.

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Underground Notes
August 27, 2014

Help fund The Ride, the next great film by genre-bending filmmaker Waylon Bacon, who is currently raising funds through IndieGoGo to finance the pic. Read More…

August 20, 2014

See You Next Tuesday is the debut feature film by Drew Tobia and stars Eleanore Pienta as a pregnant supermarket worker who is quickly losing her grasp on reality. Read More…

August 14, 2014

The mighty, mighty Chicago Underground Film Festival is now accepting submissions for their powerhouse 22nd annual event that will run next year on April 15-19. Read More…

August 8, 2014

The brilliant and essential INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media issue #4 is going into its 2nd printing and can be pre-ordered right now. Read More…

July 14, 2014

Limo Ride is a new documentary by Marcus Rosentrater and Gideon C. Kennedy. The film recreates an epic limo ride enjoyed by ten friends that takes them — and the viewer — beyond the barrier of appropriate social behavior. Read More…

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