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2010 Royal Flush Festival: Official Film Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 12, 2010

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From out of the ashes of Evil City (2005-07) rises the Royal Flush Festival, presented in conjunction with Royal Flush magazine. This is a week-long celebration of music, film, art and good times that runs Oct. 11-18 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

Films run Oct. 13-17, beginning with the NYC No Wave documentary Downtown Calling by Shan Nicholson and ends with the raucous Australian underground hit El Monstro Del Mar! by Stuart Simpson, which was recently reviewed on the Underground Film Journal.

In between, they’re also screening the nunsploitation short flick Thy Kill Be Done by Greg Hanson and Casey Regan, also recently reviewed on this site. Plus, there’s more feature films, including The Vinyl Frontier documentary on killer toys, the Prayer to a Vengeful God revenge flick, and newspaper reporter Robert Patton-Spruill desperate attempt to get the Kinks to reunite in the film Do It Again.

If music’s your thing, then there’s live performances by The Growlers, DJ Biz Markie, Rasputina, Seabear and more. Also, Rob Zombie will be holding court at an in-store book and magazine signing at Forbidden Planet. And, don’t forget the plethora of parties and Closing Night awards ceremony on the 18th.

So, lots of fun stuff going on. The full film lineup is below, but if you want more info on them or the fest in general, then please visit the official Royal Flush Festival website.

Oct. 13

7:00 p.m.: Downtown Calling, dir. Shan Nicholson. This documentary examines the rise of the music and art subcultures of NYC in the late ’70s while the city itself was crumbling.

Oct. 14

7:00 p.m.: Prayer to a Vengeful God, dir. Dan Eberle. In this dialogue-free drama, a widower seeks revenge against the man who killed his wife.

Oct. 15

5:00 p.m.: “Shorts Program I”
Sunday Dinner, dir. Jason Cusato
Brothers Three, dir. Sean Smith
Thy Kill Be Done, dir. Greg Hanson & Casey Regan (Watch online)

7:00 p.m.: Coals to Newcastle, The New Mastersounds: From Leeds to New Orleans, dir. Marca Hagenstad and Aaron Dunsay. The New Mastersounds, a British soul band make the trek to Louisana in order to explore the origins of funk.

Oct. 16

1:00 p.m.: Do It Again, dir. Robert Patton-Spruill. An ambitious American newspaper reporter goes on a quest to convince the once insanely popular British rock band the Kinks to reunite.

4:00 p.m.: “Shorts Program II”
The Bedroom Philosopher – Northcote (So Hungover), dir. Craig Melville
Das Paket, dir. Marco Gadge
Two Men, Two Cows, Two Guns, dir. Pardis Parker
Tape Machine, dir. Dan DeGloria
Lunch, dir. Irina Golina-Sagatelian
The Verdict, dir. Juan Reinoso
Feline Frenzy, dir. Jenna Payne
Suicide, dir. Slane Ramon

7:00 p.m.: Do It Again, dir. Robert Patton-Spruill. An ambitious American newspaper reporter goes on a quest to convince the once insanely popular British rock band the Kinks to reunite.

Oct. 17

5:00 p.m.: The Vinyl Frontier, dir. Daniel Zana. This documentary explores the world of collectible vinyl toys and features some of the biggest names in the industry such as Tristan Eaton, Ron English, Joe Ledbetter, Gary Baseman, Bwana Spoons and more.

7:30 p.m.: “Shorts Program III”
Scottish Bob, dir. Darren McFarlane
Natural Plastic, dir. Faiyaz Jafri
Chase Thompson, a film by Chase Thompson, dir. Vincent Lin
Date With a Chicken, dir. Pierre Ayotte
Salut, dir. Jerry Rapp
The Trick, dir. Miska Draskoczy
Skylight, dir. david baas
Radio Girl, dir. Ronni Thomas
I Am a Fat Cat, dir. Alex Brook Lynn
The Lift, dir. Robert Kohr
Stuffer, dir. Nathan Crooker

10:00 p.m.: El Monstro Del Mar!, dir. Stuart Simpson. A trio of sexy gals must do battle with a tentacled monster from the sea. (Read the review)
Screening with:
The Dead Walk in Brooklyn III: The Silent Years, dir. Molly Rydzel