2006 Evil City Film Festival: Official Lineup
Ok, I’m a little late with this one. I’ve been meaning to get to it all week, but never got the time. It sounds like a great little festival showing some cool films, so I wanted to do at least something. And yes it’s yet another film festival held in New York City, the “Evil” is actually reference to East Village and screenings are being held all over that part of the city, at the Pioneer Theater, the KGB Bar, Cinema Classics and other venues.
And an interesting note: Although the festival is only in its second year, it’s picked up two very high profile members for the Board of Directors. First is Morgan Spurlock, whose film SuperSize Me I enjoyed, but whose TV show 30 Days I absolutely love. Everybody should check that out. The first season is on DVD.
But also on the Board of Directors is one of my favorite filmmakers: Mary Harron. Her first feature film, I Shot Andy Warhol, is a masterpiece. But I also love her two following films: American Psycho and The Notorious Bettie Page.
Anyway, this should really be about Evil City. I already noted the opening night film, Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea, directed by Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer, in a post a week ago. That ran on Thursday the 12th and I hope lots of folks attended. And the Friday the 13th screening is just two films, so even though this post is after the 13th, I’ll still put that info in my listings below. As per usual, first up are all the feature film screenings, followed by a list of shorts:
Friday, Oct. 13
Bandidos, dir. Bruno Lévy Hadjadj. A French rogue teams up with a female highway robber on his travels across the desolate backroads of the American desert. Preceded by the short film Chingaso The Clown, dir. Elias Matar, which also played at this year’s Calgary Underground Film Festival (although I didn’t note it at the time).
Saturday, Oct. 14
Plasterhead, dir. Kevin Higgins. On a Spring Break trip, four New Jersey college students run into a bizarre creature in the backwoods of West Virginia: The revenge-minded Plasterhead.
As Smart As They Are: The Author Project, dir. Joe Pacheco. A documentary starring the One Ring Zero Band, who coerces award-winning authors to write their lyrics. (Also played at this year’s Atlanta Underground Film Festival.)
Nubile Nuisance, dir. Carlos Lamontoni. Four elderly New York men hook up with much younger women. Starring Taylor Mead!
6:00 & 7:00 p.m.:
Two hour long films shown back to back: Muggers and Rolling Through The Decades. No other info on the Evil City website as I type this.
Saving CBGB, dir. Pat Byrne. A documentary about the last summer of the legendary CBGB punk bar, which was closed down to make room for a Gap or something.
Sunday, Oct. 15:
Johnny Berlin, dir. Dominic J. DeJoseph. A documentary about an eccentric porter working on a refurbished 1930s luxury train.
The Last White Hope, dir. Kevin Booth. A documentary that looks at the War on Drugs from all angles.
Pizza! The Movie, written & performed by Michael Dorian. I’m not sure why Dorian isn’t listed as director, but this is what the website says. Regardless, this is a documentary about, what else, pizza.
Under The City, dir. Adam Golomb. A thirty-year-old ex-con becomes embroiled in Chicago’s underground sex trade. Preceded by the short Lobster House.
B.I.K.E., dir. Jacob Septimus and Anthony Howard. A profile of the Black Label Bicycle Club, the infamous bike club that believes that the impending apocalypse will render automobiles useless. (Read the underground movie review)
Monday, Oct. 16
Mark of the Ninja, dir. Ethan Minsker. A documentary about a group of East Village artists who formed the Antagonist Movement, which shows its art in unusual locations around the city.
Saturday, Oct. 14
1:00 p.m.: “Experimental Shorts Program”
Lost and Found, dir. Peter Meng
Faceless, dir. B. Jason Roer
La Brilliance, dir. Adrien Faucheux
Broken, dir. Alex Ferrari
The Clean Machine, dir. Yael Shulman
Drug Of Choice, dir. Saman Keshavarz
Pillow Girl, dir. Ronnie Cramer
Ulysses Speaks, dir. Matthew Gordon
3:00 p.m.: “Documentary Program”
Contract of Loneliness, dir. Shari Smith Dunaif
Sex, Lies, and Luigi, dir. Eric Maryea
Squatter Days, dir. James Fattu
RNC2004: The Occupation of NY, dir. Chris Fiore
Brave New York, dir. Richard Sandler (Read the underground movie review)
Aldo Perez, dir. Adrienne Grierson
4:30 p.m.: “Music Videos”
Freedom Is, dir. Jennifer Treuting
Gone, dir. Bill Madden
Everything Is Different Now
Free Speech, dir. Aaron Rosenbloom
Dollar 99 Wine, dir. Farah Kahlid
Anchor (Jigsaw Soul), dir. Christopher Piazza
50 Billion (The Billionaires are in the House)
KUDU, dir. Lenny Tso
FEFU (The Dwarves), dir. Robert Sexton
Shut Me Up (Mindless Self-Indulgence)
5:00 p.m.: “NYC Women In Film”
Carla Cope, dir. Aileen McCormack
Twitch, dir. Leah Meyerhoff (Watch this underground movie streaming online)
Aesop’s Diner, dir. Cara Maria O’Shea
3 in 34, dir. Jae Song
Pet Peeve, dir. Laura Newman
Nuthin’ But the Blues, dir. Rebecca Conroy (Read the underground movie review)
The Visitors, dir. Yael Shulman
Wants, dir. Daedra Kaehler
Sunday, Oct. 15
1:00 p.m.: “Shorts Program”
Kalipolis, dir. Minos Papas
The Grid, dir. James Grayford
Surveillances, dir. Jay Weisman
The Uncertain, dir. Aaron Maurer
Dog, dir. Paul Kwiatkowski
1:00 p.m.: “Shorts”
Homage To A Catalonian Christmas, dir. Greg Wilcox
When Broomsticks Were King, dir. Jason Cusato
Phone Sex Grandma, dir. Jack Truman
Minos, dir. Juan Luis Lopez Fons
3:00 p.m.: “Action! Program”
Nothing But Net, dir. Michael Wingate Jones
Masters Of The Sea, dir. Armen Evrensel
This is the CB Army
3:00 p.m.: “Last Minute Shorts”
Conjuring Elf, dir. Chris Carcich
Alias: The Roughest Cut, dir. Jon Sajetowski
Three-Part-Harmony: Part One: Francis, dir. Kelly Sebastian
An American’s Guide To Kicking Terrorism’s Ass!!!, dir. Amanda Baramki & Yori Tondrowski
The C.O.R.P.S., dir. Adam Wiesner
5:00 p.m.: “Evil City Comedy Shorts Program”
She’s Got an Atomic Bomb, dir. Cihan Kaan
Shackelton: Quest for the Pole, dir. Miska Draskoczy
Phone Call to God, dir. Greg Benson
Pitch, dir. Ian Gelfand
Furious George, dir. Michael Hilf
All Bookies Wear Speedos, dir. Jack Bank
6:00 p.m.: “Animation Program”
What’s He Building?
If I Had A Hammer
Squirrel vs. Marshmallows
Naked Slumber Party
6:30 p.m.: “Evil City Shorts Program”
Nude Descending a Staircase
The Day All Women Loved Me
7:00 p.m.: “Random Shorts”
Hustler WP, dir. Craig Cobb
Secret Liason, dir. Ned Martin
Copperhead Road, dir. Ian Ogden
Raven Gets A Life, dir. Devi Snively
Monday, Oct. 16
Tales of Times Square, dir. Paul Stone
The Evil City awards ceremony will take place at the Anthology Film Archives on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
And, as always, please visit the Evil City Film Festival site for more info.