Underground Film Journal

Streaming: iTunes

Great underground films streaming on iTunes.

Signature Move

A Pakistani-American lawyer who lives with her housebound, conservative mother gets involved in the underground scene of masked female wrestling and begins a deep lesbian romance with a Mexican-American woman whose own mother is a retired Luchadora.

Director: Jennifer Reeder

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Dark Souls

A young woman is brutally murdered, only to come back to life. Investigating these strange circumstances, the woman’s father stumbles into a disturbing conspiracy surrounding a malevolent substance infecting the living.

Director: César Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul

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A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

A man goes on a singular journey through three distinct landscapes: In a commune on an Estonian island, across the forests of Northern Finland, and as a member of a black metal band in Norway.

Director: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

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American Arab

Iraqi-American filmmaker Usama Alshaibi explores the nature of his own family’s dual sense of identity, the experiences of other Arab Americans and the depictions of Arabs in mainstream media.

Director: Usama Alshaibi

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White Reindeer

After her husband is murdered just before Christmas, a suburban woman begins a downward spiral into a world of decadence and debauchery, especially when she learns that her dead spouse had been having an affair with an exotic dancer.

Director: Zach Clark

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Plagues & Pleasures On The Salton Sea

This documentary reveals the troubled history of Salton Sea, which was once the site of a wonderful resort in the California desert, but soon turned into a fetid, largely abandoned area. Narrated by John Waters.

Director: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer

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Desperate Living

After killing her husband, a harried housewife goes on the lam and ends up in a village that is is ruled over by an evil queen and is populated solely by degenerates and criminals.

Director: John Waters

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The Exhibitionists

An immoral filmmaker taunts his friends at a New Years Eve party in order to get them to confess their deepest, darkest secrets on camera and to get down and dirty with a faded pop star.

Director: Michael Melamedoff

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Bane

Four amnesiac women wake up in an underground scientific facility where they are stalked by a psychotic killer who carves the time he will kill them into their flesh.

Director: James Eaves

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Our Nixon

The Richard Nixon presidency is seen through home movies taken at the time by three top members of his staff: H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin.

Director: Penny Lane

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