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2006 Twin Cities Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 9, 2006

Movie poster featuring a cheap B-movie monster costume

People in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are about to be pounded hard by an avalanche of short films at the three day Twin Cities Underground Film Festival (Sept. 1-3) held at the Hotel Sofitel Minneapolis in Bloomington, MN, which is conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Mall of America if you need to get some shopping done as well.

A few features will be shown, and they are:

Friday, Sept. 1:
3:30 p.m.: All Is Normal, dir. Todd G. Bieber and Juliana Brafa. A young woman hides out in a secluded Appalacian home to escape her sadistic boyfriend. Co-starring Linda Blair!

Saturday, Sept. 2:
12:00 p.m.: The Trouble With Dee Dee, dir. Mike Meiners. An eccentric socialite continues to look on the bright side of life after being disowned by her millionaire father and abandoned by her disproving son. Co-starring Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show)!

7:00 p.m.: The Monster of Phantom Lake, dir. Christopher R. Mihm. A locally-produced tribute to the great B Movies of the 1950s. A scientist and a group of swingin’ teens must stop a rampaging monster made of lake-algae.

Sunday, Sept. 3:
12:05 p.m.: License to Play, dir. Ann Rose. A documentary following 5 veteran performers as they teach the next generation of clowns at one of the last clown colleges in existence.

3:00 p.m.: Wally, dir. Bob Fink. A documentary about a 56-year-old disabled man who moves into his sister and brother-in-law’s home after their parents die, which drives the married couple to the brink of divorce.

The rest of the festival is made up of 55 short films broken up into themed blocks of Animation, Experimental, Dramatic, Horror/Thriller, Comedy, Alternate Reality/Sci-Fi and Documentary.

And remember:

Entertainment value is key! We’ve specifically selected films that entertain regardless of their production or artistic value. No pretension, nepotism or misguided “art for art’s sake,” just sheer, raw entertainment!