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2007 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The first ever Sydney Underground Film Festival is going to be held on Sept. 7-10. Congrats to filmmaker Stefan Popescu (Roseberry 7470) for launching this impressive new voice in the underground film scene. This is going to be a mostly shorts-only event: three nights packed with outrageous shorts, then capped by the sole feature-length film on the last night. What’s that going to be? You can find out below.

However, before we get to that (can you dig the suspense?), two program notes. First, superstar underground animator Martha Colburn will be screening several different films throughout the fest. Smart move. She’s awesome. I watched one of the shorts, Destiny Manifesto, online when it played at Sundance this year. It’s not available anymore, but my writeup/review is here. The second program note is that several of David Lynch‘s shorts are screening throughout the fest, too. You know who he is.

Sept. 7

6:00 p.m.: “Opening Night”
Out Yonder – Neighbour Boy, dir. David Lynch
Tin Can Man, dir. Ivan Kavanagh
Pop Kitsch, dir. Paul Winker
Meet Me in Wichita, dir. Martha Colburn
Defaced, dir. William Mansfield
Anonymous, dir. Cristian Pozo

Sept 8

5:15 p.m.: “Recycled Cinema”
Picnic At Wolf Creek, dir. Soda_Jerk
Downs Are Feminine, dir. Lewis Klahr
Fast Film, dir. Virgil Widrich
Aloha Hawaii, dir. Tony Lawrence
Captive, dir. Geoff Weary
Mirror World, dir. Abigail Child
Highwater Trilogy, dir. Bill Morrison

7:15 p.m.: “Manufacturing Dissent”
Uranium Mining Costs the Earth, dir. Trevor Wills
Slogun, dir. Mahmoud Yekta
Gulf War Syndrome : Killing Our Own, dir. Gary Null
Destiny Manifesto, dir. Martha Colburn (Read the Underground Film Journal movie review)
Postcards From Australia, dir. Atanas Djonov

9:45 p.m.: “Love/Sick”
Gary’s Touch, dir. Ken Takahashi
Emily Cries, dir. Rafael Kapelinski
Dan, dir. Angel Vasquez
The Changing Man, dir. Rami Fischler
El Nero’s Trip, dir. Adrian Arce
Her Smile, dir. Minji Kang
A Kiss in a Shadow, dir. David Wilson
Shooting the Breeze, dir. Christina Andreef
Love/Rewind, dir. Sven Vinge Madsen
Seeking Wellness Part Two : Daddy’s Time, dir. Daniel Schneidkraut
Valentine’s Day, dir. David Firth

Sept. 9

5:15 p.m.: “Desire & Lack”
Postscript, dir. John Gillies
Lump, dir. Faye Jackson
White Song, dir. Katrina Graham
Vulcanizer, dir. Ryan Leech
Vermin, dir. Dean Francis
Rita and Dundi, dir. Albie Thoms
The Amputee, dir. David Lynch
Sunday for a Song, dir. Christian Breuer
Blessed, dir. Jessica Lockhart
Le Petit Chef (The Small Cook), dir. Annabel Osborne

7:15 p.m.: “Re:Animation”
The Bird, the Mouse and the Sausage, dir. Max Margulies, Naoko Masuda
Dingbats, dir. David Perry
Happy in Our Grave. Ten Years Deep, dir. Richard Eames
Runa’s Spell, dirs. Stephanie Maxwell, Michaela Eremiasova
Fishy, dir. William Mansfield
Sperm! The Motion Picture, dir. Ricky Sprague
Witness, dir. William Mansfield
Waschdrang Mama, dir. Martha Colburn
Measles, dir. Yasmeen Ismail
Salad Fingers, dir. David Firth
Flash Banner Contest Winner, dir. Scott Gelber
Their Circumstances, dir. Ji Hyun Ahn
Coffeeeee, dir. Nolan
Go Balloons, Go, dir. Amanda Bent
Corporate Whore, dir. A.M. Peters
This Makes Perfect Sense, dir. Daniel Lundquist
Evocation, dir. Jaeyoon Park
Startle Pattern, dir. Eric Patrick
Christ of the Cubicles, dir. Brad Schaffer

9:45 p.m.: “[X] Narrative”
Agnieszka 2039, dir. Martin Gauvreau
Ground and Beds, dir. Isabelle McEwen
Lapse, dir. Micheline Durocher
Cabinet, dir. Todd Herman
Alone, dir. Eva Ramdohr
Neuro Economy, dir. Jill Kennedy
Memo to Pic Desk, dir. Chris Kennedy, Anna Van Der Meulen
Happy Birthday, dir. Csaba Bereczky
Untitled, dir. Loren Webber
Seeking Wellness Part One: Cup Of Friendship, Shrine of Scars, dir. Daniel Schneidkraut

Sept 10

6:30 p.m.: “Material Affects”
Light Is Calling, dir. Bill Morrison (Watch this underground film streaming online)
Los 60, dir. Yolanda De Los Bueis
Sa Kura No Onna, dir. Stephen Dunstan
Removed, dir. Naomi Uman (Read the Underground Film Journal movie review)
Nightsick, dir. Dark Johann Foterek
RemmbrME, dir. Dirk De Bruyn
Poem 25, dir. Albie Thoms (animation David Perry)
Moon Virility, dir. Albie Thoms
Erection, dir. Simon Ray
Blindspot, dir. Yasemin Lockett
The Color of Love, dir. Peggy Ahwesh (Read the Underground Film Journal movie review)
Lumiere: Premonitions Following an Evil Deed, dir. David Lynch
Counter Girl Trilogy, dir. Courtney Hoskins
Nightlab, dir. Antonis Papantoniou
Blue Movie, dir. Mark Street
Man and His World, dir. Albie Thoms

8:30 p.m.: The Memory Thief, dir. Gil Kofman. Closing Feature! A slacker tollbooth clerk in Los Angeles suddenly finds meaning in his life after meeting a Holocaust survivor. Perhaps, a little too much meaning… Starring Mark Webber and Rachel Miner.

For more information, including purchasing tickets and screening locations, please visit the SUFF official site.