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2011 Denver Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 11, 2011

Film festival poster that looks like a map of Denver in the shape of a movie camera

Rescued from the jaws of limbo, the Denver Underground Film Festival comes roaring back to life for three days of short films and one intense feature-length documentary. The fest runs Nov. 11-13 at the Unitarian Society of Denver.

The feature doc screening on the fest’s last night is Iconoclast, Larry Wessel‘s epic profile of musician and artistic rabble-rouser Boyd Rice.

The rest of the fest is an eclectic mix of short films, including programs devoted to contemporary Spanish and Canadian cinema, plus a look back at profiles of Andy Warhol caught on film by Jonas Mekas and Stephen Dwoskin.

Some mind-blowing short films to look out for are Jaimz Asmundson‘s stunning portrait of his artist father, C. Graham Asmundson, The Magus and Greg Hanson & Casey Regan‘s ass-kicking nunsploitation flick, Thy Kill Be Done.

The full lineup of films at the Denver Underground Film Festival is below.

Nov. 11

7:00 p.m.: “A Showcase of Contemporary Spanish Cinema”
Doll Factory, dir. Ainhoa Menéndez
The Cortége, dir. Marina Seresesky
Practical Manual for the Imaginary Friend (Abridged), dir. Ciro Altabás
The Red Curtains, dir. Alain Deymier

8:30 p.m.: “16mm Films”
Beauty Evaporates, dir. June Kyu Park
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1962-1982), dir. Jonas Mekas
Moment, dir. Stephen Dwoskin

9:30 p.m.: “Short Films”
Good Taste, dir. Greg Hanson
Ganga, dir. John Rodgers
Wind, dir. M. Manikandan
Revise / Disguise, dir. Madsen Minax
Red Box Black Ribbon, dir. Stacy Barton

Nov. 12

7:00 p.m.: “Canadian Underground Half Hour of Power”
Death by VHS, dir. Damien Ferland
Laser Doigt, dir. Damien Ferland
Baby Love Hurts, dir. Julia Ryckman
The Magus, dir. Jaimz Asmundson (Watch online)
“Short Films”
Vetro, dir. Valentina Arena
Flora and Dream, dir. Pei-Shih Tu

8:15 p.m.: “16mm Films”
Beauty Evaporates, dir. June Kyu Park
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1962-1982), dir. Jonas Mekas
Moment, dir. Stephen Dwoskin

9:00 p.m.: “Short Films”
Thy Kill Be Done, dir. Greg Hanson and Casey Regan (Watch online)
Frozen Dead Guy Days, dir. S.H. Johnson
Gashbag, dir. Emma Varker
Conatus, dir. Jeanelle Mastema
Shadowcaster: The Alchemical Visions of Zosimos, dir. Justin C. Larwick
Bronze, dir. Stephen Strauss
Nov. 13

7:00 p.m.: Iconoclast, dir. Larry Wessel. An epic documentary in three parts! This film profiles the controversial underground artist, musician and fascist intellectual, Boyd Rice, who has been friends with Charles Manson and pioneered the world of “noise” music. An in-depth exposé of true underground culture.

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