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2009 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

The Lausanne Underground Film Festival is set to run Oct. 14-18. The lineup, which is posted in its entirety below, is simply staggering. This is one of those lineups that while I’m formatting it for the Underground Film Journal, my eyes and my fingers start to bleed and I start to seriously wonder about my sanity.

I’m almost too exhausted to write one of my traditional lineup intros, but I have to point out how amazing all this is. First, there are extensive retrospectives of Kerry Laitala and Tony Conrad, both of whom will be in attendance. There’s a new feature film by Bill Plympton, Idiots and Angels. There’s a retrospective of Jack Smith, which includes his films, several classic films by Ken Jacobs starring Smith, and Andy Warhol‘s feature Camp, also starring Smith. Then there’s the long-awaited return of Coffin Joe, Embodiment of Evil.

Plus, there’s short films up the wazoo, including one by Bill Plympton, as well as the fabulous Treevenge. There’s also classic propaganda and erotic films, as well as several twisted features and documentaries. And just so many more events, cinema performances and whatnot crammed into a head-exploding four days.

Oct. 14

6:15 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

6:15 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

8:30 p.m.: Idiots and Angels, dir. Bill Plympton. A cruel drunkard wakes up one day to find a pair of wings growing out of his back. Although the wings allow him to begin doing good deeds, he is also easily a target for those who want to exploit him and his gift.

8:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

8:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

10:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

10:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

Oct. 15

4:15 p.m.:
Santa: The Fascist Years, dir. Bill Plympton
Purgatory, dir. Eric Falardeau
Substance of Use, dir. Burke Roberts
Treevenge, dir. Jason Eisener (Watch online)
Scissu, dir. Tom Bewilogua
The Killer Bra, dir. Yakov Levy

4:15 p.m.: Wellness, dir. Jake Mahaffy. A businessman who specializes in pyramid schemes works his latest con, although the con may be on him.

6:15 p.m.: “Films by Kerry Laitala
Journey into Darkness
A Fragment from a Lost Film
Orbit
Out of the Ether
The Adventure Parade
Hallowed
Secure the Shadow…’Ere the Substance Fade
Grimm Enchantment
Conquered
Transfixed

6:15 p.m.: “Films by Tony Conrad”
Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals
4-X Attack
Curried 7302 – 7302 Creole – Boiled Shadow
Straight and Narrow
Cycles of 3’s and 7’s
Introduction à l’usure: R10
Egypt 2000
Tony’s Oscular Pets

6:15 p.m.: Until the Light Takes Us, dir. Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell. A documentary on the history and philosophy of Norwegian death metal.

6:15 p.m.: Georgette Meunier, dir. Tania Stöcklin and Cyrille Rey-Coquais. A woman who accidentally killed her husband is released from prison only to lure single men to their deaths.

6:15 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

6:15 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

8:30 p.m.: Cinema pour l’oreille (piece sonore), performed by Simon Grab and Patricia Bosshard

8:30 p.m.: Bloodlust, dir. Marijan Vajda. A mute man breaks into mortuaries at night to fondle the female corpses and drain their blood. Based on a true story.

8:15 p.m.:
The Great Divide, dir. Bryan Besant
Obscure: Le cathodator, dir. Shantidas Riedacker and Matthieu Canaguier
Tunnel Canary, dir. Eric Lohrenz
Wound Footage, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Introduction à l’usure: R10, dir. Pierre-Luc Gouin

8:30 p.m.: “Films by Jack Smith
Flaming Creatures
Scotch Tape
Chumlum

8:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

8:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

10:30 p.m.: “Propaganda Short Films”
Communism Comes to China
Survival Under Atomic Attack
Red Nightmare
Germany: Red Spy Target

10:30 p.m.: The Hagstone Demon, dir. Jon Springer. An alcoholic finds his urban brownstone is filling up with dead bodies and suspects a homeless woman of being the murderer.

10:30 p.m.: “Films by Peter Liechti”
Senkrecht/Waagrecht
Théâtre de l’esperance
Kick That Habit

10:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

10:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

Oct. 16

2:30 p.m.: “Films by Tony Conrad”
Articulation of Boolean Algebra for Film Opticals
4-X Attack
Curried 7302 – 7302 Creole – Boiled Shadow
Straight and Narrow
Cycles of 3’s and 7’s
Introduction à l’usure: R10
Egypt 2000
Tony’s Oscular Pets

4:30 p.m.: “Propaganda Short Films”
Communism Comes to China
Survival Under Atomic Attack
Red Nightmare
Germany: Red Spy Target

4:30 p.m.: Idiots and Angels, dir. Bill Plympton. A cruel drunkard wakes up one day to find a pair of wings growing out of his back. Although the wings allow him to begin doing good deeds, he is also easily a target for those who want to exploit him and his gift.

6:15 p.m.:
My Grandma, dir. Sumingyen
Fawn, dir. Christopher Rainer
Zeitriss, dir. Quimu Casalprim i Suàrez
Alone, dir. Gerard Freixes Ribera
Telemaco, dir. Jorge M. Rodrigo
Smooth, dir. Catherine Corringer
The Cheating, dir. German Scelso
Hydro-Levesque, dir. Mathew Rankin
La recherche de la vérité par la critique de textes et de d…, dir. Fabien Rennet
I Just kept Running, dir. Chen Hsin Wei

6:15 p.m.: “Films by Tony Conrad”
Tony Conrad, Dreaminalist, dir. Marie Losier
Tuxedomoon/Seismic Riffs, dir. Merrill Aldighieri

6:15 p.m.: “Films by Jack Smith
Overstimulated
No President
I Was a Male Yvonne De Carlo

6:15 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

6:15 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

6:30 p.m.: “Films by Kerry Laitala”
Coming Attractions
Muse of Cinema
Terra Firma
Retrospectroscope
Spectrology (Read the review)
Phantogram
Auld Lang Syne
Legerdemain
Flicker of Life
Chromatic Cocktail / 3D
Pin-up in 3-D
Sparkle Plenty / 3D

8:15 p.m.: Embodiment of Evil, dir. Jose Mojica Marins. Coffin Joe is back! And this time he’s in search of the perfect woman to bear his evil offspring while avoiding his enemies who want to kill him once and for all.

8:15 p.m.:
In Between the Notes, dir. William Farley
Mellodrama, dir. Dianna Dilworth

8:30 p.m.: Cinema pour l’oreille (piece sonore), performed by Simon Grab and Patricia Bosshard

8:30 p.m.: JO, performed by Cameron Jamie & Keiji Haino

8:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

8:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

10:15 p.m.: Zuri brannt, dir. Collectif Videoladen

10:30 p.m.: “Films by Ken Jacobs of Jack Smith
Blonde Cobra
Little Stabs at Happiness
The Whirled (aka Four Shorts of Jack Smith)

10:30 p.m.: Amer, dir. Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani. A woman is defined by three bizarre and sensual memories.

10:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

10:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

Oct. 17

2:30 p.m.: Bloodlust, dir. Marijan Vajda. A mute man breaks into mortuaries at night to fondle the female corpses and drain their blood. Based on a true story.

2:30 p.m.: Embodiment of Evil, dir. Jose Mojica Marins. Coffin Joe is back! And this time he’s in search of the perfect woman to bear his evil offspring while avoiding his enemies who want to kill him once and for all.

2:00 p.m.: “Cult of Camp”
Sweet Hawaiian Dreams
Untitled Hawaiian Soundie
Babaloo
I Changed My Sex
Maria Montez
Catwoman: Dressed To Kill
Eclipse of the Sun Virgin

4:30 p.m.: “Films by Kerry Laitala
Journey into Darkness
A Fragment from a Lost Film
Orbit
Out of the Ether
The Adventure Parade
Hallowed
Secure the Shadow…’Ere the Substance Fade
Grimm Enchantment
Conquered
Transfixed

4:30 p.m.: Amer, dir. Helene Cattet & Bruno Forzani. A woman is defined by three bizarre and sensual memories.

4:30 p.m.: Until the Light Takes Us, dir. Aaron Aites & Audrey Ewell. A documentary on the history and philosophy of Norwegian death metal.

4:45 p.m.: L’Araignee noire (Die schwarze Spinne), dir. Mark M. Rissi

6:30 p.m.: Red Planet Mars, dir. Kerry Laitala

6:30 p.m.: The Hagstone Demon, dir. Jon Springer. An alcoholic finds his urban brownstone is filling up with dead bodies and suspects a homeless woman of being the murderer.

6:15 p.m.:
The Great Divide, dir. Bryan Besant
Obscure : Le cathodator, dir. Shantidas Riedacker and Matthieu Canaguier
Tunnel Canary, dir. Eric Lohrenz
Wound Footage, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Introduction à l’usure: R10, dir. Pierre-Luc Gouin

6:45 p.m.: “Films by Cameron Jamie”
BB
Spook House
Kranky Klaus

6:15 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

6:15 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

8:30 p.m.: Cinema pour l’oreille (piece sonore), performed by Simon Grab and Patricia Bosshard

8:30 p.m.:
Santa: The Fascist Years, dir. Bill Plympton
Purgatory, dir. Eric Falardeau
Substance of Use, dir. Burke Roberts
Treevenge, dir. Jason Eisener (Watch online)
Scissu, dir. Tom Bewilogua
The Killer Bra, dir. Yakov Levy

8:30 p.m.: Otto; Or, Up with Dead People, dir. Bruce LaBruce

8:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

8:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

10:30 p.m.: “Films of J.X. Williams”
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #306
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #427
Sex Crimes of the 21st Century
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #308
The 400 Blow Jobs
J.X. Williams’ L.A., dir. Noel Lawrence & Chris Manz

10:45 p.m.: “Erotic Home Movies”
A Day at the Beach
Cosmetics Sales Lady Comes a Calling
A Gift for Santa
Pumpkin at the Halloween Party

10:45 p.m.: Camp, dir. Andy Warhol

10:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

10:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

Oct. 18

4:30 p.m.: Red Planet Mars, dir. Kerry Laitala

4:30 p.m.: Wellness, dir. Jake Mahaffy. A businessman who specializes in pyramid schemes works his latest con, although the con may be on him.

4:30 p.m.:
Tony Conrad, Dreaminalist, dir. Marie Losier
Tuxedomoon/Seismic Riffs, dir. Merrill Aldighieri

6:15 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

6:15 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

6:30 p.m.: “Films of J.X. Williams”
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #306
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #427
Sex Crimes of the 21st Century
Fragment d’un film non identifié de JX Williams, article #308
The 400 Blow Jobs
J.X. Williams’ L.A., dir. Noel Lawrence & Chris Manz

6:30 p.m.: “Films by Kerry Laitala
Journey into Darkness
A Fragment from a Lost Film
Orbit
Out of the Ether
The Adventure Parade
Hallowed
Secure the Shadow…’Ere the Substance Fade
Grimm Enchantment
Conquered
Transfixed

6:30 p.m.:
My Grandma, dir. Sumingyen
Fawn, dir. Christopher Rainer
Zeitriss, dir. Quimu Casalprim i Suàrez
Alone, dir. Gerard Freixes Ribera
Telemaco, dir. Jorge M. Rodrigo
Smooth, dir. Catherine Corringer
The Cheating, dir. German Scelso
Hydro-Levesque, dir. Mathew Rankin
La recherche de la vérité par la critique de textes et de d…, dir. Fabien Rennet
I Just kept Running, dir. Chen Hsin Wei

8:30 p.m.: Cinema pour l’oreille (piece sonore), performed by Simon Grab and Patricia Bosshard

8:30 p.m.: “Erotic Home Movies”
A Day at the Beach
Cosmetics Sales Lady Comes a Calling
A Gift for Santa
Pumpkin at the Halloween Party

8:30 p.m.:
In Between the Notes, dir. William Farley
Mellodrama, dir. Dianna Dilworth

8:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

8:30 p.m.: The House on the Hill, dir. Eloise de Breteuil. Nine bands converge on a mansion to record music and to talk about their passions.
Screening with Some of My Best Friends, dir. Luigi Archetti and Bo Wiget

10:30 p.m.:
Leave All Shiny Objects Behind, You Won’t Need Them Where We, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Lines of Supply, dir. Thierry Kupferschmid
Hanna Krank. Ice Cream and Napalm at the Beach, dir. Michel Teuber
Lolas Beichtstuhl (La chaise en tôle de Lola), dir. Michel Teuber
Water in Milk Exists, dir. Lawrence Weiner

10:30 p.m.: Retourne-toi, dir. Marc Decosterd

For more info, please visit the official LUFF website.


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