The second annual Chicago Underground Film Festival was held in 1995, at multiple locations in the city, from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23. The festival opened on July 20th at the International Cinema Museum with the film What About Me?, directed by Rachel Amodeo. Other highlights included a retrospective of the work of
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Red Spirit Lake is psychotronic filmmaker Charles Pinion’s second feature film, shot entirely on video in the early ’90s and featuring several superstars of the Cinema of Transgression movement, such as Richard Kern and Tessa Hughes-Freeland. The film — available on DVD from the filmmaker — is a wildly evolutionary step up from Pinion’s first
In Part Four of this epic chat, filmmaker Charles Pinion discusses his uncompleted second feature, Killbillies, that starred and was co-produced by Marina Lutz.
Filmmaker Charles Pinion is most well-known for his garish video splatter movies, like Twisted Issues and We Await. However, embedded above is his one completed foray into working with celluloid, the subdued (for him) fever dream known as Madball. A naive, well-kept young man enters a nightmare world of odd, depraved creatures that make his — and maybe yours — brain bleed.
(In Part One of this interview, we discussed the making of Charles Pinion’s first feature film on video, the skater punk rock splatter movie Twisted Issues. In Part Two below, the Underground Film Journal attempted to discuss his second feature video, Red Spirit Lake, but get diverted into Pinion’s brief foray into film.) Underground Film
This first part of an extensive interview with psychotronic filmmaker Charles Pinion covers the making of his first VHS video feature, the gory and surreal Twisted Issues.
The 7th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival opens with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Dance of Reality, and will screen Don Swaynos’s Pictures of Superheroes, Drew Tobias’s See You Next Tuesday and loads more cinematic oddities.
The Chicago Underground Film Festival celebrates it’s unbelievable 20th anniversary with new films by Jon Moritsugu and Drew Tobia; and classic work by Usama Alshaibi, Matt McCormick and more.