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2007 Montreal Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The 2nd annual Montreal Underground Film Festival is running May 17-19, so I’m getting this up just under the wire for those planning/trying to decide to attend. Like last year, this is a very shorts-heavy fest, although I think they’re showing a few more features than last year, i.e. if you think of a “feature” as being at least over 45 minutes. Normally I list the longer films first, but since there’s so few, I’m mixing both the feature and shorts lineups together.

One little program note: On the 19th at 10:00 p.m., the shorts program will include Rebecca Conroy‘s I’m Serious, She’s a Bitch, a truly terrific film that I reviewed here. I’ve seen it several times on a computer screen, but would love to see in a theater with an audience. And now, without further ado, here’s the lineup:

May 17
9:00 p.m.
Sometimes…, dir. Jesika Joy
Grandma and the Cockroach, dir. Max Margulies and Sam Margulies
Zlea: Zone Libre Expression Anarchiste, dir. Eric “Roach” Denis
Venus, dir. Wassili Dudan
Condoms, dir. Isabelle Mcewen
Doll-Like, dir. Alexis Boran
Lust, dir. Glenn Gear
Fritz the Pig, dir. Gudrun Lock
Fish, dirs. Max Margulies, Naoko Masuda
Eaten, dir. Anne Haydock
The Yolke of the Golden Egg, dir. John Londono
Lapse, dir. Micheline Durocher
L’Education Nautique, dir. Christian Laurence
Kuleshov’s Paradox, dir. Witkacy
Workbooks: Rooster, dir. Guy Maddin
Strip Show, dir. Jesika Joy

10 p.m.:
Bande de Calisses, dirs. John Londono et Sabrina Ratte
Les Habitants, dir. Raphael Balboni
Santos Palace, dirs. Bruno Forzani et Hélène Cattet
Nouvel Orde, dirs. Jean-Daniel Scheider, Gregory Bindschedler, Ausonio de Sousa
Meme, dir. Marijo St-Amour
Purgatory, dir. Eric Falardeau
The Pit and the Pendulum, dir. Gabriele Agresta
I Don’t Even Fucking Love You, dir. Jesika Joy

May 18
7:00 p.m.
Spectacles D’Autres Mondes, dir. Valerian Mazataud. Feature. I’m not exactly sure what this documentary is about since the MUFF description is all in French, but I think it’s about two nutty guys who bicycle all over Europe.

8:00 p.m.:
Postmortem Bliss, dir. Floria Sigismondi
Le Gout du Neant, dir. Pascal Robitaille. Feature. An alienated teenager decides to ditch all of his belongings and ties to the material world.

9:00 p.m.:
Fracas, dir. Eduardo Menz
A Soft Place to Fall, dir. Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer
Drawing Genesis, dir. Jaimz Asmundson
Moment, dir. Nicolas Venne
Le Petit Oiseau Va Sortir, dir. Samer Najari
Mal De Terre, dirs. Kyril Dubé, Sophie Beauregards
Isolating Landscapes, dir. Heidi Phillips
Ikuma Siku, dir. Glenn Gear
Le Pirate de Bois (Avec la Jambe de Chair), dir. Jeep
La Neige Rouillee (Cold Rust), dir. Tamara Taddeo
Patience, dir. Mike Rollo
Head, dirs. Felix Dufour-Laperriere et Dominic Etienne Simard

10:00 p.m.:
King of Punk, dir. Julie & Kenneth Van Schooten. Feature. A documentary about the original punk scene, circa 1976-82. Interviews with members of The Ramones, Addicts, Exploited, Avengers, Dead Boys and more.

11:10 p.m.:
Punk le Vote: Roach en Election, dir. Eric “Roach” Denis. Feature. Two punk rock dudes, Roach and Starbuck, decide to run for Canadian public office. From the fest description, I can’t tell if this is a documentary or not, but I assume it is.

12:30 a.m.:
5 1/2 Roofs, dir. Sepp. R. Brudermann. Feature. A documentary about 6 urban squats in modern-day London, a city where squatting is not a crime.

May 19
7:00 p.m.:
Bere Per Dimenticare (Drink to Forget), dirs. Patrick Heeren, Michele Calabresi, Carla Molino. Feature. Somebody in Italy is selling wine bottles with images of Hitler and Mussolini on them. Again, I think this is a documentary, but I’m not sure.

7:45 p.m.:
Chloe et Ses Amis de la Rue, dir. Chloe Turcotte
A special presentation of Homelessnation with Gadget. (I don’t know what this means.)

8:30 p.m.:
Experiment 02_06, dirs. Donald McWilliams & Alison Reiko Loader
Time Based Corrector, dir. Yves Bourgeois
The Hunt, dir. Marlene Millar & Philip Szporer
Workbook: Audition 01, dir. Guy Maddin
B-Reves, dir. Etienne de Massy
Untitled3 (Stone Killer), dir. Solomon Nagler
Workbook: Audition 02, dir. Guy Maddin
(Water), dir. Jesika Joy
Phont Cycle, dir. Steven Woloshen
Circumvisions, dir. Marie France Giraudon, Emmanuel Avenel

10:00 p.m.:
Fish Arms, dir. Mike Maryniuk
Video BS: Vol. 24, dir. Simon Lacroix
Zordax II: La Guerre du Metal, dir. Syl Disjonk
The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage, dir. Max Margulies, Naoko Masuda
La Madame Aux Sacs, dir. Simon Lacroix
Winged Victory, dir. Victoria Prince
Hiding in Plain Site, dir. Emma Waltraud-Howes
Dear God, dir. Jesika Joy
Decensortized, dir. Rick Trembles
Une Femme Est Une Femme et Moi Aussi, dir. Sylvie Laliberte
Matchstick, dir. Micheline Durocher
Abortion Is Fun, dir. Durango Miller
La Zombie Family, dir. Carnior
I’m Serious, She’s a Bitch, dir. Rebecca Conroy (Watch online)
Une Femme N’est Pas Une Ile, dir. Eve Majzels
Pandrogeny Manifesto, dir. Dionysos Andronis & Aldo Lee (Read the review)
Lapse, dir. Micheline Durocher

12:00 a.m.:
Pig Heart, Jesika Joy
Mr. Consumption, dir. Max Margulies, Naoko Masuda
Uncanny, dir. Mario Degiglio-Bellemare
Red Man Rising, dir. Cindy Murdoch
Mur, dir. Benjamin D’Aoust
Workbooks: Chimney, dir. Guy Maddin
Lucy … and Those Eyes, dir. Marijo St-Amour
Bad Blood for the Vampyr, dir. Lisan Tibodo

As always, for more info, including ticket prices and screening locations, please visit the official MUFF site.