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2010 Portland Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

Film festival poster featuring a man sitting in his car and smoking

The 6th annual Portland Underground Film Festival is ready to once again take over the historic Clinton St. Theater for four straight nights of demented and deranged movies on June 10-13.

The big highlight of the event — from the Underground Film Journal’s perspective — is the closing night film: The touching and heartwarming story of a man who became a beloved alien, clown and, most importantly, a vampire. That’s right, it’s Every Other Day Is Halloween, the documentary portrait of Dick Dyzel, who transformed himself into Bozo, Captain 20 and Count Gore DeVol on local Washington, D.C. TV.

As for the rest of the fest, there’s the always popular “Bike Porn” short film program; the made-in-Oregon feature The Corners; the Jaws documentary The Shark Is Still Working and more. Plus, don’t miss the short film program that includes Spree All the Way to Mexico, made by one of the Underground Film Journal’s favorite filmmakers, Bob Moricz.

For more info on the fest, please visit the official Portland Underground Film Festival website. However, below is the full lineup of what they’re screening:

June 10

8:00 p.m.: The Corners, dir. Keith Apland. The lives of several strangers intersect after a brutal Thanksgiving day shoot-out.

June 11

7:00 p.m.: “Bike Porn 4Play”

9:30 p.m.: “Bike Porn 4Play”

June 12

5:30 p.m.: Heart Garden, dir. Kristopher Sundholm. A woman on the verge of death may be saved when her son discovers an unusual garden.

7:00 p.m.: The Shark Is Still Working, dir. Erik Hollander. This documentary examines the Jaws phenomenon in depth. Narrated by Roy Scheider.

9:10 p.m.: “PUFF Short Films”
Devil Town, dir. Victoria Cook
Regular People, dir. Amber Nelson, Colleen Frakes, and Timothy David Orme
69:, dir. Ben Popp
Bif Vs. Bam, dir. Ben Popp
Back When I Was 4, dir. Donna-Rose Garrett
Shut Up and Ride, dir. by Andrew Michaan and Mikey Kampman
Crossing Amber, dir. DJ Hupp
Spree All the Way to Mexico, dir. Bob Moricz
The Tell, dir. Devon Lyon
Woke Up Ugly, dir. Ryan Parker
Kiddie Bike Porn, dir. Sloppo

June 13

3:00 p.m.: Buzzkill, dir. Steven Kampmann. A writer becomes famous after a serial killer steals his car.

5:00 p.m.: Automorphosis, dir. Harrod Blank. This documentary profiles several creative individuals who have transformed their cars into works of art.

7:00 p.m.: The Taint, dir. Dan Nelson and Drew Bolduc. Two sane people must navigate a crazed world where everybody else on the planet has been transformed into brutal, murderous savages. (Read the review)

9:00 p.m.: Every Other Day Is Halloween, dir. C.W. Prather. This documentary profiles Count Gore DeVol, Washington, D.C.’s beloved horror TV host who became a worldwide phenomenon after taking his act to the Internet. (Read the review)


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