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2011 TromaDance: Official Selections

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On April 22-23, Asbury Park, NJ will once again be taken over by the most toxic film festival in the world! (That’s a good thing.) The 12th annual Tromadance is two days and nights filled with depraved cinematic abuses that will leave you a shattered, emotional wreck. (That’s a good thing, too.)

This year, the fest will screen three feature films, a buttload of shorts, plus two mini-retrospectives.

The features are: 1. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson‘s gonzo The Taint, a social satire filled with so much gore and sexual degeneracy you might want to wear a raincoat to the screening; 2. Joshua Grannell‘s horror spoof All About Evil, starring Natasha Lyonne and Cassandra Peterson about a psychotic film auteur who kills people on camera; 3. Miguel Angel Vivas’ brutal assault film Kidnapped.

Some of the short film highlights include Victoria Cook‘s triumphant return to Tromadance with Devil Town; one of Dean Packis’ far-out and twisted animated webisodes Rats on Cocaine in “Fight”; and T. Arthur Cottam‘s appropriately titled 52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs.

The two retrospectives held this year are animated in nature. First, Marc M. of Sick Animation shows off exactly why that company title fits his work to a T with four crass cartoons. Then, animation legend Bill Plympton will screen three of his new films, including his much anticipated Guard Dog Global Jam!, in which numerous artists re-interpret one of his most famous shorts.

The full list of Tromadance films is below. But, check out the fest’s official website for the screening schedule and location.

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

All About Evil, dir. Joshua Grannell. A mousy librarian inherits a failing movie house and her plan to save it involves showing the most brutally realistic horror movies ever made. But, the reason those movies are so realistic? She actually kills people on camera.

Kidnapped, dir. Miguel Angel Vivas. A married couple and their daughter are held hostage by three hooded men who break into their brand new home.

Short Films
Krawll, dir. Matthew Wade
Menstrual Cramps, dir. Bunny Williams
Pink Sock, dir. Josh Schneider
Toothless, dir. Steven Dorrington
Betongbarnet (Concrete Baby), dir. Mattias Silva and Piotr Marciniak
Dog Eat Dog, dir. Curtis Jensen
Alice Jacobs Is Dead, dir. Alex Horwitz
Domestic Disturbing, dir. Gary Weeks
Waffle, dir. Rafael DeLeon Jr.
I Chopped Her Up, dir. Divian Ladwa
Return of Ghost Tank, dir. John E. Goras
Arsy-Versy, dir. Miro Remo
36eme Sous (36th Underground), dir. PH Debies
Getting Dicked, dir. Rogin Kim
App, dir. Kyle Corwin
Mommy’s Boy, dir. Hans Montelius
Devil Town, dir. Victoria Cook
Dr. Sausage Fingers, dir. Richard Taylor and Zack Beins
Atrophy, dir. Derek Carter
Dogsitter, dir. Adam Reider
Pizzangrillo, dir. Marco Gianfreda
Torture Porn, dir. Patrick Rea
Get Off My Porch, dir. Patrick Rea
52 Takes of the Same Thing, Then Boobs, dir. T. Arthur Cottam
Rats on Cocaine in “Fight”, dir. Dean Packis
Failure Means a Drowning Death, dir. J.P. DiSciscio
Birdboy, dir. Alberto Vasquez and Pedro Rivera
Brutal Relax, dir. David Munoz, Adrian Cardona, and Rafa Dengra

Marc M. Retrospective:
Saved By, dir. Marc M.
Crippled Horse Energy Drink, dir. Marc M.
Beasts Of War, dir. Marc M.
Big Ass Bear, dir. Marc M.

Billy Plympton: New Films:
Flying House, dir. Bill Plympton and Winsor McCay
The Cow Who Wanted to be a Hamburger, dir. Bill Plympton
Guard Dog Global Jam!, dir. Bill Plympton


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