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2013 Brisbane Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ November 4, 2013

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The 4th annual Brisbane Underground Film Festival will take place on three nights — and one afternoon screening — on Nov. 21-23 at the Brisbane Powerhouse arts center.

The fest opens on the 21st with two documentaries about two iconic performers. First up is Jeffrey Schwarz‘s hit I Am Divine, about the legendary actress and drag queen; followed by the performance film Peaches Does Herself.

Screenings at the rest of the fest include Drew Tobia‘s outrageous debut feature See You Next Tuesday, which has been tearing up the underground circuit; Zach Clark’s holiday dark comedy White Reindeer; transgressive filmmaker Jon Moritsugu’s return to the cinema, Pig Death Machine; the graffiti art documentary Vigilante Vigilante by Max Good and more. Each feature film is preceded by a short film, as well.

The full film lineup for the 2013 Brisbane Underground Film Festival is below. But, please visit the fest’s official website for more info and to buy tickets.

November 21

7:00 p.m.: I Am Divine, dir. Jeffrey Schwarz. This documentary profiles the most notorious actress in film history, Harris Glenn Milstead aka Divine, who starred in numerous John Waters films and was on the verge of finding mainstream fame just before she died tragically. (Watch Online)
Screening with: Aquaporko!, dir. Kelli Jean Drinkwater

9:00 p.m.: Peaches Does Herself, dir. Peaches. This documentary captures the controversial music performer Peaches during a performance of her autobiographical rock opera in Berlin.
Screening with: White Russian, dir. Emma Varker

November 22

7:00 p.m.: It Felt Like Love, dir. Eliza Hittman. A lonely teenage girl invents a relationship with a local thug until her lies eventually catch up to her.
Screening with: Fruit, dir. Madeleine Parker

9:00 p.m.: See You Next Tuesday, dir. Drew Tobia. A pregnant young woman with a loose grip on reality involves her alcoholic mother and “party girl” sister into her increasingly chaotic life. (Watch Online)
Screening with: Heart Shaped Bruises, dir. Diego Ramirez

November 23

12:00 p.m.: Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle for Expression, dir. Max Good. This documentary explores the world of graffiti art, from those who put it up to those who hope to permanently cover it up.
Screening with: Weathered, dir. Shaun Burke

7:00 p.m.: White Reindeer, dir. Zach Clark. A young widow spends the Christmas season befriending the stripper her dead husband was having an affair with. (Watch Online)
Screening with: Boo!, dir. Rupert Reid

9:00 p.m.: Pig Death Machine, dir. Jon Moritsugu & Amy Davis. The first film by underground film legend Moritsugu in a decade! A dim-witted brunette suddenly becomes a genius while a punk rock botanist develops the ability to actually communicate with plants.
Screening with: Cinamnesia, dir. Nicola Walkerden