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2012 Atlanta Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ September 11, 2012

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For their 9th annual edition, the Atlanta Underground Film Festival will be assaulting the south from its Goat Farm Arts Center screening center on Sep. 13-16 with four days and nights of independent feature films, shorts and documentaries.

Some of the feature films screening include Lisa Duva’s multi-dimensional Cat Scratch Fever, Jason Lapeyre’s thriller Cold Blooded and Brady Hall‘s hilariously named Hello, My Name Is Dick Licker.

This year’s AUFF is also packed to the gills with short films with multiple blocks of shorts screening per day. Some of the special ones to look out for are Neil Ira Needleman‘s A Few Words in Favor of God, Jim Haverkamp‘s When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl and Mike Salva‘s award-winning animated short Pound Dogs.

The full film lineup is below, but please visit the official Atlanta Underground Film Festival website for more details and to buy advance tickets.

September 13

5:30 p.m.: “Bad Boyz Club”
Where Is Joel Baum, dir. Pearl Gluck
Fight Scene, dir. Jim Ford
Outside Paradise, dir. Preston Geer, Ricardo Perez-Selsky
Anecdote, dir. Ahmed Ziari
Brotherly Love, dir. Choice Skinner
Dolls for Strangers, dir. Ken Cohen
Hellion, dir. Kat Candler

7:30 p.m.: “Girl Troubles”
Caterpillar, dir. David Field
The Strangely Normal, dir. Jerrika Hinton
Chichi no Ko, dir. Momi Yamashita
Elko, dir. Alexander Yan
Porcelana, dir. Thiago Taves Sobreiro
To Beauty, dir. Jess Zakira Wise
Children of the Air, dir. Damian Horan
Bridges, dir. Christopher Bell
Residuum, dir. Niav Conty

9:00 p.m.: Highland Fling, dir. Adam Boyer. Sparks fly between a Scotsman and a southern belle at a Scottish Highland Festival being held in a small American town and which is the focus of a reality TV show.

9:30 p.m.: “Locals Shorts Program ONE”
The Underlying, dir. Tommy Wood
A Story of Our Hero (to 1910), dir. Chris Giddens
Chicken Wire Boundaries, dir. Stephen Bise
Imperfect, dir. Robert McKenzie
If I Am Your Mirror, dir. Garrett DeHart
A Gypsy’s Prophecy, dir. Craig Rhee
A Short Film About Money, dir. James Schroeder
A Means to an End, dir. Brad McGaughey

10:30 p.m.: Dreamworld, dir. Ryan Darst. An independent animator goes on a road trip with a beautiful woman in a desperate attempt to land a job at Pixar.

September 14

5:00 p.m.: “Experimental Shorts”
Two Types of Sexism, dir. Ahmed Ziari
A Few Words in Favor of God, dir. Neil Ira Needleman
Aphasia Oceana, dir. Danny Warner
Ode, dir. Dawn Hollison
Vallum, dir. Chase Wright
Puzzleface, dir. Spookey Ruben
The Bone Echo, dir. Jem Goulding
The Hungry Boy, dir. Cem Kurtulus, Jacob Nelson
Love Hitch, dir. Adam Badlotto
Tentaklees, dir. Peter Allen
Hansel and Gretel, dir. Emma Varker
Letter A, dir. David Webber
The Psychological Profile of Ron Higgins, dir. Scott Mallory, Jr.
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, dir. Jim Haverkamp

7:00 p.m.: “Comedy Shorts ONE”
Magnetic, dir. Freddy Rabbath
Y’s Guys, dir. Shane Brolly
About Face, dir. Darren McFarlane
Tennis, dir. Darren Herczeg
Spaghetti für Zwei, dir. Matthias Rosenberger
Laundry Day, dir. Thayer Radic
Donna Must Die!, dir. Ismail Jamaludin, Dragos Dulea

8:30 p.m.: Cold Blooded, dir. Jason Lapeyre. A police officer guarding a dangerous criminal being held in a hospital must uncover the mystery behind the crook’s recent robbery attempt.

8:35 p.m.: “Animation Attack!”
Slushing Brooks: Revised Bus Schedule, dir. Morgan Miller
Madcow, dir. Daniel Augsburger
AmLeftCrap, dir. Mike Stuttman
A History of Animation: Presented by Jeff Twiller and Randy J. Johnson, dir. Morgan Miller
Naked Love: Ea’s Garden, dir. Sara Koppel
Scraps of Paper, dir. Jeremy Rourke
Human Meat Factory, dir. Anna Han
Social Assassin, dir. Michael Scott
Predator!!!, dir. Jilli Rose
The Magical Theater, dir. Jovanna Tosello
Animalario, dir. Sergio Mejía Forero
The Game, dir. Marcin Janiec
Pound Dogs, dir. Mike Salva
A Short Film About Money, dir. James Schroeder
The Mark, dir. Lucius Dechausay
When CEOs Attack, dir. Brian Pisani
Choreography for Plastic Army Men, dir. David Fain

10:15 p.m.: El Lenguaje del Tiempo (The Language of Time), dir. Sebastian Araya Serrano Araya. A couple who have separated following a painful incident try to rekindle their faded romance.

10:40 p.m.: Cat Scratch Fever, dir. Lisa Duva. Two nosy girls decide to spy on their alternate realities living in other dimensions.

September 15

12:30 p.m.: “It’s In Your Head”
Katieland, dir. Jeremy Santi
The Crimson Room, dir. Martin Sharpe
Pillow, dir. Joshua Miller, Miles B. Miller
Sombras Nada Más (Nothing But Shadows), dir. Max Valverde
Calling Charlie, dir. Michael Clark
Grow the Fuck Up!, dir. Chris Griffin

2:30 p.m.: Video Stop, dir. Adam Newell. A young slacker deals with various nutty co-workers and customers while working in a video store and trying to figure out what he wants to do with his life.

4:30 p.m.: “Locals shorts program TWO”
Reign, dir. Sam Hargrave
All We Sheep Have Gone Astray, dir. Andrew Schwab
The Rubicon, dir. Stephen Sherwood
Spider in the Drain, dir. Jeffrey Morrow
The Interview, dir. Field Humphrey
The Tortured, dir. Keith Hodder, Nick Laurant
Company, dir. Zachary Vaudo
Rearview, dir. Wesley Caldwell
The Wolf, dir. Jay Carver

7:00 p.m.: Transmigration, dir. Sheldon Schiffer. An adventurous American and his estranged brother get lost in the Amazon and are kidnapped by a tribe of gorgeous Amazonian women.

9:00 p.m.: “Comedy Shorts TWO”
Distance, dir. Sang Joon Kim
Swap, dir. Tom McCaffrey
Doctor Glamour, dir. Andrew Jones
Woody the Redneck, dir. Jack Truman
Health Glow, dir. Sandor Weiner
Vaudeville Summer, dir. Graham Goodman
Goodbye, Cruel World, dir. Adrian McFarlane

9:00 p.m.: True Bromance, dir. Sebastian Doggart. A delusional young man criss-crosses the country asking for people for advice on how he can win the heart of Dr. Condoleeza Rice.

10:30 p.m.: Holiday Road, dir. Todd Berger, Bill Palmer, Bobby Miller, Daron Nefcy, Benny Grinnell, Ian Eastin, Marcy McIlwain, Aaron Arendt, Michael Suter, Dee Robertson, Doug Manley, Helena Wei and Andrew Putschoegl. This anthology film takes a fun an unusual look at America’s 12 biggest holidays.

10:45 p.m.: “Horror Shorts”
Truck, dir. Brian Vidal
Muertas de Asco (Sick Dead), dir. Miguel G. Catalan
Profile, dir. Timo Pierre Rositzki
Desideratum, dir. Maikel Nijnuis
Other, dir. Daniel DelPurgatorio
Whom God Helps, dir. Louis Mansfield

September 16

5:00 p.m.: “Documentary Shorts”
Chicken and Zoe, dir. Yael Bridge
Blighted Beauty, dir. Joe Brown
??????? (Red), dir. Maxim Suhaguzov
Fish Meat: Choose Your Farm Wisely, dir. Joe Cunningham
58th and 5th, dir. Thomas Davisson
Assumed Identity: The Art of Susan Sponsler, dir. John Carstarphen
No Gano (You Can’t Win), dir. Jorge Torres

7:00 p.m.: A Sister’s Call, dir. Kyle Tekiela. A woman born into a rich family goes in search of her estranged brother who suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and lives as a homeless beggar.

8:30 p.m.: Hello, My Name Is Dick Licker, dir. Brady Hall. Teenaged Richard “Dick” Winthrop attempts to ruin his single mom’s new marriage to a man named Russ Licker so that he won’t have to live with the unfortunate name of “Dick Licker.”

9:00 p.m.: Non Compos Mentis: or Jerry Powell & the Delusions of Grandeur, dir. Mike Cuenca. A low-level crook is pursued by gangsters after he’s hired by a money-launderer to deliver a mysterious package.

10:00 p.m.: Zeus, dir. Jeremy Hurlburt. An aspiring Hollywood screenwriter returns home to comfort his best friend who mourns the loss of their teenage mentor: Their high school gym teacher named Zeus.