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2011 Atlanta Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 25, 2011

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The Atlanta Underground Film Festival will roll out their 8th annual edition at the Goat Farm Arts Center on Sep. 22-25, taking over two screening rooms with a lineup of feature films, shorts and documentaries.

On the features front, Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson’s hilariously offensive The Taint — about a world taken over by foaming-at-the-mouth misogynists — continues with its international underground takeover with a stop at AUFF for an appropriately late-night screening on the 24th. Read the Underground Film Journal’s review here.

In the short films lineups, be on the lookout for the annual Robot Hand infiltration with Brian Lonano‘s Martian Precursor and Kevin Lonano‘s Carny lurking in the Horror Shorts collection on the 23rd. Plus, scattered throughout the fest are Greg Hanson and Casey Regan‘s immensely fun Thy Kill Be Done, Dean Packis’ grotesque and funny animation Premie Petey in Extreme Makeovary, Lyn Elliot‘s Another Dress, Another Button; plus, shorts by Jennifer Hardacker, Ronnie Cramer and more.

For more info, please visit the official Atlanta Underground Film Festival website. The full lineup is listed below:

Sep. 22

6:00 p.m.: “Experimental Shorts”
The Ord, dir. Enid Baxter Blader
Winged, dir. Jennifer Hardacker
Triboluminescence, dir. Benjamin Ridgway
Celluloid, dir. Ethan Knecht
Almost Human, dir. Abraham Vilchez-Moran
Plural, dir. Dan Inglis
Modern Appetite, dir. by Nathan Honnold
Cantata in C Major, dir. Ronnie Cramer
Horizons, dir. Zlatko Cosic
The Death of Johnny Forceps, dir. Timothy David Orme
Only in Dreams, dir. Adam Badlotto
Suckathumb, dir. by Xstine Cook

7:30 p.m.: “Tough Love Shorts”
The Intimate Subject, dir. Aaron Lehmann
Kissed by the Devil, dir. M. Legend Brown
Nice Guys Finish Last, dir. Kimberly McCullough
Saturn Rising, dir. Garry Bowden
Snapshot, dir. by vatt pictures

9:00 p.m.: “Dating 101 Shorts”
Bathing & the Single Girl, dir. Christine Elise McCarthy
Heart Break, dir. Heather Fink
Kamikire Ichimai (A Piece of Paper), dir. by Momi Yamashita
A Lady Can Live Through Anything, dir. by Justin Miller
Smiley, dir. Carrie Certa
Three, dir. Jonathan Chekroune

10:30 p.m.: “Animation Attack #1”
Adveniat Regnum Meum (My Kingdom Come), dir. Stefanie Katja Ernst
Animeditation, dir. Jonathan Rosen
Another Dress, Another Button, dir. Lyn Elliot
Baron, dir. Scott Renk
Bostle Sleench, dir. Maureen Zent
Dead Technology, dir. Adam Tinius
Golden Ears, dir. Jonathan Rosen
Hello Bambi, dir. Faiyaz Jafri
Libangbang, dir. Chia-Chi Tseng
Pennipotens, dir. Heather Freeman
The Stall King, dir. Jane Garver
Three Ring, dir. James Jandak Wood
Xxzxcuzx Me, dir. Aaron Keuter

Sep. 23

6:00 p.m.: Film, dir. Kerem Topuz. (Turkish w/ English Subtitles.) An aspiring filmmaker comes up with the brilliant plan to stick his childhood friend in his new movie, not realizing that the guy has grown up to be a complete psychopath.

8:00 p.m.: Currency, dir. Brad Rosier. The lives of several people — including a writer, mobsters, a scientist and an old woman — are chronicled over a period of 80 years.

8:30 p.m.: “shit-ton-a-fun: Comedy Shorts ONE”
A Better Mouze Trap, dir. Sean Spain
Employee of the Month, dir. Olivier Beguin
Facing Rupert, dir. Gregory Erdstein
Good Taste, dir. Greg Hanson
Roid Rage, dir. Ryan Lightbourn
Torso Baby, dir. Erik Pagan

10:00 p.m.: Moment of Truth: The Andy Meyers Story, dir. Steven Crowley. A man wants to commit suicide in front of a camera crew and amazingly recruits one to fulfill his wish. But will everybody actually go through with the planned self-execution?

10:00 p.m.: “Animation Attack #2”
Ammut’s Angel, dir. Chris Miller
Giant Squid, dir. Maxwell Perry
The Girl and the Fox, dir. Tyler Kupferer
Good Bot, Bad Bot!, dir. Marcus Ng & Nick Matthews
James and Kyle, dir. Danielle Calvert
Plain Face, dir. Tess Martin
Pork Fist Punch – Episode 4, dir. by John Michaels
Rumbleseat, dir. Michael Roberts
Sneeze Me Away, dir. Ryan Grobins
Surviving Hunger, dir. Balgum Song
What’s the Deals?, dir. Andy Musser
Worlds Apart, dir. Michael Zachary Huber

11:30 p.m.: “Horror Shorts”
Zombies And Assholes, dir. Sean LoGrasso
Tread Darkly, dir. Kyle Laursen
An Evening With My Comatose Mother, dir. Jonathan Martin
The Ride, dir. Marion Pilowsky
Dead Friends, dir. Stephen Martin
Hold the Mayo, dir. Jeffrey Williams
Martian Precursor, dir. Brian Lonano (Watch online)
Carny, dir. Kevin Lonano (Watch online)

11:59 p.m.: Snow on Tha Bluff, dir. Damon Russell. An Atlanta crack dealer steals a video camera during a drug deal and begins documenting his own tragic, crime-filled life.

Sep. 24

4:00 p.m.: “Some Drama For Your Mama: Drama Shorts”
Torn, dir. Chris & Robert Smellin
World Wide Deception, dir. Brent Brooks
Threnody, dir. Sean Buttimer
Dot Got Shot, dir. Honey Lauren& Carlos Ramos Jr.
No Experience Necessary, dir. Brent Brooks
The Magic Man, dir. DC Kasundra

6:00 p.m.: Esposito, dir. Matt Nunn. After uncovering the contents of a cute girl’s storage unit, a romantic man tries to win her heart with that inside information.

8:00 p.m.: Planet World, dir. Doug Manley. Two Hollywood actors are stranded on a dangerous alien planet.

8:30 p.m.: “Warm and Fuzzy: Narrative Shorts”
Adam’s Tallit, dir. Justin Olstein
Captain Fin, dir. Kevin J. O’Neill
FELT, dir. Blaise Cepis & Scott Carlson
The Life Smugglers, dir. David W. Wells
Mr. Whiskers, dir. Elin Gronblom
What You Need, dir. Nickolas Duarte

10:00 p.m.: The Taint, dir. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson. Two sane people must navigate a crazed world where everybody else on the planet has been transformed into brutal, murderous savages. (Read the review)

10:00 p.m.: “Animation Attack #3”
Birdboy, dir. by Pedro Rivero
Budding Love, dir. Michael Tse
Cankered and Cursed, dir. Todd DeJong
Cereal Mascots: Tony the Tiger, dir. Grey S. Wears
Desperate Crossing, dir. MinSeok Jeon
Fisher, dir. Yoram Benz
Holly Hype, dir. Amber Cecil
Lola, dir. by Joey Agbayani
Lost and Found, dir. various AIA students
Murgi Keno Mutant (Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens), dir. Nayeem Mahbub
Premie Petey in Extreme Makeovary, dir. Dean Packis
Sharfik, dir. Karina Gazizova

11:30 p.m.: “more shit-ton-a-fun: Comedy Shorts TWO”
Good News, Oklahoma!, dir. Doug Hannah
The Oblique Sector, dir. Jason M. Reulet
Some Things Are Worse Than Being Gay, dir. Regine Richards
Thy Kill Be Done, dir. Greg Hanson, Casey Regan (Watch online)
Timothy Feathergrass, dir. Jared Gordon

11:59 p.m.: 7 Stories From an Old Stripper, dir. by Jack Truman. For this documentary, the filmmaker interviewed his own mother — a former stripper — on camera to capture her most shocking stories.

Sep. 25

3:00 p.m.: “Documentary Shorts”
Ten Questions for My Mother, dir. Nicole Kemper
Children of Color, dir. Blanca Palomo
Crude Justice, dir. John Ringstad
Figure-Ground, dir. Scott Ligon
Saudade, dir. Samuel Bandeira Bandeira
Twice on Sundays, dir. Frankie Fredericks
What’s Up?, dir. Kim Sheridan

4:30 p.m.: The Global Village Project, dir. David Rey & Ella Jane New. This documentary profiles thirty refugee girls who have come to America and have a better life by studying at the Global Village School in Decatur, Georgia.

6:00 p.m.: Cultures of Resistance, dir. Iara Lee. A documentary that examines the causes of war and conflict all over the world.

7:30 p.m.: Knocking Girls Down, dir. Mike Letcher & Nick Rymer. A documentary on Birmingham, Alabama’s Tragic City Rollers roller derby team.
Screening with: The Sirens Call, dir. Andrea Behring

9:00 p.m.: “Mad Men (and Women): Intense Drama Shorts”
500 mg of Something, dir. Brent Stevens
Bob & Bob, dir. Andrew Alonso
Cry For Me, Sugar, dir. Jeff Wilkins
Folie Imposée, dir. Louis Mansfield
Infection, dir. Todd Lundbohm
Mama, dir. C-ZAR Ursulino

10:30 p.m.: “The Human Connection: Narrative Shorts”
Espérame, dir. Jeffrey de Chausse
Love Letters, dir. Raquelle David
Lover, dir. Roy Hurst
Pinky Swear, dir. Eli Joshua
In the Middle, dir. Thomas Ward
Father’s Day, dir. Trevor Stott