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2012 Portland Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The 8th annual Portland Underground Film Festival is back with a vengeance and under new management! Superstar Portland filmmaker Bob Moricz has assumed total control of PUFF and promises to keep the fest’s traditional raucous spirit, but covered with a more artful sheen. The shenanigans will once again take place at PUFF’s beloved home, the Clinton Street Theater.

Things kick off on June 29 with a live Skype appearance by none other than sex guru Annie Sprinkle as part of the “Ecosex Symposium,” a frank celebration of sex in the natural world. This will be followed with the traditional “Bike Smut” program of short films celebrating the power and the glory of the bicycle.

Then, on June 30, there will be a selection of short films by some of the most notorious names in underground film today, including Carey Burtt, Neil Ira Needleman, Greg Hanson and Jim Haverkamp, plus filmmakers Jenn Keyser, Karl Lind, Sean Ferris and Dina Fiasconaro. Following that will be a screening of Damon Packard‘s insane sci-fi meta blender of a movie, SpaceDisco One, a work of immensely deranged genius that needs to be seen to be believed. (Read the underground movie review of SpaceDisco One.)

Finally, the fest will close on July 1, with a pair of feature films by local filmmakers. First, there’s Jon Garcia’s romantic comedy Tandem Hearts, followed by Bob Moricz‘s own expose on the empowered female teen psyche, Bumps. (Read the underground movie review of Bumps.)

The full lineup for the festival is below:

June 29

7:00 p.m.: “Ecosex Symposium”
A discussion of sexuality “inspired by nature, as a part of nature, or actually having sex with nature.”

9:15 p.m.: “Bike Smut”
Crash Into Me, dir. Courtney Trouble, Bianca Stone and Arabelle Raphael
Saddle Sore, dir. Pandora Blake
PUMP!, dir. Rev Mook
Bike Maintenance, dir. Adrian
The Bike Wizard, dir. Jessie Sparkles
Fixed Gears and Fast Girl (Excerpt), dir. Madison Young

11:15 p.m.: “Bike Smut”
Crash Into Me, dir. Courtney Trouble, Bianca Stone and Arabelle Raphael
Saddle Sore, dir. Pandora Blake
PUMP!, dir. Rev Mook
Bike Maintenance, dir. Adrian
The Bike Wizard, dir. Jessie Sparkles
Fixed Gears and Fast Girl (Excerpt), dir. Madison Young

June 30

7:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Preceeding Darkness, dir. Lili White
Helping With Travis, dir. Carey Burtt
Meditating With Angels, dir. Jenn Keyser and Karl Lind
Everyday Today, dir. Sean Ferris
Prelude & ErotiLoop, dir. Neil Ira Needleman
I See a Darkness, dir. Dina Fiasconaro
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, dir. Jim Haverkamp
Good Taste, dir. Greg Hanson

9:00 p.m.: SpaceDisco One, dir. Damon Packard. Two sci-fi worlds collide when the daughters of Logan Five and Francis Seven (both from Logan’s Run) run into an emotionally and intellectually beaten-down Winston Smith (from Orwell’s 1984). (Read the underground movie review.)
Screening with:
Principia, dir. Jeff Guay
I’m Sorry I’ve Kept You Waiting, dir. Mike Grossman and John Allen
Deserted Film, dir. Ian Sundahl

July 1

7:00 p.m.: Tandem Hearts, dir. Jon Garcia. A music-making romantic couple start to drift apart when one of them hooks into a new social circle.

9:00 p.m.: Bumps, dir. Bob Moricz. A gang of six rambunctious high school girls conspire to become pregnant all at the same time and raise their babies without the fathers. Based on the allegedly true story. (Read the underground movie review.)


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