The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) have launched their 2013 programme and tickets are now on sale. This year sees another fantastic mix of the weird and wacky, with even a Cannes title or two thrown in.
The festival opens with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s and his long-awaited film (by long, we mean 23 years) The Dance of Reality, followed by a party, SUFF-styles. The jam-packed weekend of awesome will close on the Sunday evening with the Australian première of The Canyons, a slick, seething, sexually-charged ride through the minds of writer Bret Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader.
Also playing at the festival, Drug-thriller Magic Magic starring Michael Cera, Emily Browning and Juno Temple; Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary on the character actor with more than 200 acting credits to his name; and the Australian première of the Canadian sleeper hit Anitsocial, which looks like a thrilling mind-meld.
Of course it wouldn’t be SUFF if there wasn’t just a wee bit of weird. Birdemic and the sequel no one asked for, but many secretly wanted Birdemic 2: The Resurrection look to amuse rather than scare. Documentary The Final Member looks at a penis museum and the men who volunteer to give it its first human specimen; and as always, you can always check out a fantastic and nutty array of Australian and International shorts at SUFF.
Tickets are on sale now and start $14 per adult/$12 conc for a single session – all the way through to $120 for a pass for the entire festival.
SUFF2013 will take place Thurs 5 Sept – Sunday 8 September at The Factory Theatre in Marrackville. Check out the full programme and buy tickets @ http://suff.com.au/