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2011 Brisbane Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ October 10, 2011

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The Brisbane Underground Film Festival is a new, scrappy little fest on the scene that will screen several underground hits for three nights on Oct. 13-15 at the Visy Theatre in Brisbane, Australia.

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:

Oct. 13

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)
Screening with:
After the Rainbow, dir. Soda_Jerk

Oct. 14

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.
Screening with:
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)
Screening with:
The African Word for Summer, dir. Chris Allery

Oct. 15

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.
Screening with:
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.
Screening with:
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.
Screening with:
Glory Hole, dir. John Barker

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