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2013 Montreal Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

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The 8th annual Montreal Underground Film Festival is a jam-packed weekend of short experimental films running on May 24-26.

A film to really look out for at the fest is Jaimz Asmundson’s visually spectacular The Magus, an art magick ritual starring Asmundson’s father C. Graham Asmundson that was one of the runners up for the Underground Film Journal’s 2011 Movie of the Year. The film screens during the first program, “SatNav” at 4:00 p.m. on May 25.

Other filmmakers to look out for include Winnipeg’s Aaron Zeghers, Toronto’s Leslie Supnet and Chicago’s Lori Felker. But, there’s also a ton of awesome short films to check out, so go to the fest and pig out on some extreme visual wonderment.

The full lineup is below. Please visit the official Montreal Underground Film Festival website for more info.

May 24

8:00 p.m.: “Opening Night”
Framestorm, dir. James Pomeroy
Bang Bang, dir. Mihee-Nathalie Lemoine
Hermeneutics, dir. Alexei Dmitriev
O Leonardo, dir. Bob Paris
Girl Friday, dir. Kim Kielhofner
Les Bijoux, dir. Eugénie Cliche
Untitled (Bernard de Miami), dir. Kandis Friesen
Frobisher Bay, dir. Steven Woloshen
Apprendre L’Harmonica, dir. Lamatilde
Song for Elliot Jacques, dir. Tommy Becker
L’éternal Retour, dir. Pascale Lièvre
Bernard Gaspé, dir. Lindsay McIntyre
St. Sputnik, dir. Allan Brown
The Pond, dir. Laughing Horses Orifice

May 25

4:00 p.m.: “SatNav”
Rehearsal, dir. Kim Kielhofner
The Magus, dir. Jaimz Asmundson
Peindre Avec Des Pastels, dir. Karen Trask
Tape #158, dir. Kandis Friesen & Nahed Mansour
Salguod Selyorb, dir. Jolene Moke
Across & Down, dir. Lori Felker

6:00 p.m.: “Squirrels”
Descending into Las Vegas, dir. William A. Brown
Food City, dir. Dan Anderson
Songs for Bobby XP1, dir. Tommy Becker
Red Green Totem, dir. Paul O’Donoghue
Bécyk, dir. Simon Lacroix
Vengeance de los Muertos, dir. Steven Christopher Wallace
In a Musty, Misty Thicket, dir. Maarit Soumi-Vaananen

8:00 p.m.: “The Shadow at the Bottom of the World: Nature and Industry”
Con Brio, dir. Sandra Eber
Living on the Edge, dir. Aaron Zeghers
Smokestacks, Below, dir. Panu Johansson
Bones, dir. Pixie Cram
Darg: Construction, dir. Lindsay McIntyre
Cells and Stalks, dir. Herb Theriault
Locale, dir. Zohar Kfir
Friday Vacation (Trailer), dir. Kim Kielhofner
7246 120’ WE, dir. John Woods
Abertura Para Um Sentimento 1 (Overture for a Sentiment 1), dir. Carlos Manuel
Castaway, dir. Isabelle Hayeur

10:00 p.m.: “Sex Is for Suckers”
Osceno (Obscene), dir. Giuseppe Boccassini
In My Room, dir. Chance Taylor
Activated Memory II, dir. Sabrina Ratté
2 Prostitutas/2 Rapazes, dir. Filipe Afonso
Braise, dir. Maxime Paramo
Micro-Celluloid Incidents in 4 Santas, dir. Janis Crystal Lipzin
Déraciné, dir. Isabelle Hayeur
Le Terrier (II), dir. Elsa Fauconnet
Scarlet, dir. Sharon A. Mooney

11:30 p.m.: “Midnight Dread”
Sons of Atom, dir. Adam Butcher
Radiographie D’une Prévision, dir. Raphaël Lorand
Soul Chamber, dir. Mark G. E.
Cut the Gum, dir. Michael Davis
The Soft Giraffe, dir. Guillaume Vallée
Exit, dir. Livia Rubiolini
Binding, dir. Katarzyna Plazinska

May 26

5:00 p.m.: “Dear Diary: Il etait une fois…”
Something’s Been Answered, dir. Frédérick A. Belzile
Gains & Losses, dir. Leslie Supnet
Blind Spots, dir. Amanda Thomson
Reminiscences, dir. Petunia Alves
Flexing Muscles, dir. Charles Fairbanks
Verheisung der Bilder (Promise of Images), dir. Bernie Roddy
Charles, dir. Monique Moumblow

7:00 p.m.: “Caffeinated Jitterbugs”
((in stasis)), dir. Aaron Zeghers
Abstract?, dir. Alexei Dmitriev
Tricks Are for Kiddo, dir. R. Vermette
Dancing Glitch, dir. Michael Betancourt
Caffenol, dir. Haruka Mitani
Arrest, dir. Victoria Stanton & Christian Richer
Metamorphose, dir. Haruka Mitani
14 x 14, dir. Alberto Cabrera Bernal & Albert Alcoz
Salt Lines, dir. Cade Bursell
J. Werier, dir. R. Vermette
Places With Meaning, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
Smell of Oil & Cheap Perfume, dir. Allan Brown