2011 Brisbane Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
On the narrative film front, there’s two mind-blowing American films: Zach Clark‘s wild ’90s indie film throwback comedy Vacation!, about four women who take a disastrous beach holiday; and Usama Alshaibi‘s über-trippy Profane, a moving and powerful portrait of a Muslim sex worker trying to regain her faith in Chicago. Plus, there’s Jason Eisener’s bloody cult flick Hobo With a Shotgun and Terry McMahon’s Charlie Casanova.
On the documentary front, the fest will open the Le Tigre tour film Who Took the Bomp? by Kerthy Fix; then screen festival circuit hits Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods by Patrick Meaney and Shut Up Little Man! by Matthew Bate.
Plus, most film screenings are preceded by a short film.
For more info on the Brisbane Underground Film Festival, please visit the fest’s official website. The full film lineup is below:
7:00 p.m.: Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, dir. Kerthy Fix. This documentary follows the indie feminist electronic group Le Tigre on their 2004-05 international world tour.
9:00 p.m.: Vacation!, dir. Zach Clark. Four urban gals take a trip to the beach, but their weekend of drunken debauchery quickly descends into tragedy. (Read the review)
After the Rainbow, dir. Soda_Jerk
7:00 p.m.: Charlie Casanova, dir. Terry McMahon. A sociopath wrecks havoc at a hotel while his wife and friends are helpless to stop him.
Riding in Between, dir. Gregory Stehle
9:00 p.m.: Profane, dir. Usama Alshaibi. A Muslim sex worker has a devastating spiritual crisis after she believes her “jinn” — an Islamic demon — has been exorcised from her body. (Read the review)
The African Word for Summer, dir. Chris Allery
12:00 p.m.: Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods, dir. Patrick Meaney. This documentary profiles the popular comic book author, writer of such graphic hits like Doom Patrol, Animal Man and Arkham Asylum.
Everything Is Super, dir. Gareth Davis
7:00 p.m.: Shut Up Little Man!, dir. Matthew Bate. This documentary explores the original viral sensation: The hilarious and disturbing audio taped arguments between Peter and Raymond — a gay man and a raging homophobe who lived together.
From Water, dir. Tony Lawrence
9:00 p.m.: Hobo With a Shotgun, dir. Jason Eisener. Rutger Hauer stars as a homeless man sick and tired of the violent gangs that have taken over his city. So, he buys a shotgun and starts cleaning the streets by first filling them up with blood.
Glory Hole, dir. John Barker