SUFF Diary: Day 4

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Sep 132013

The final say of SUFF saw the temperature drop and Sydney and made me wish that there was a coffee cart at the festival (that’s my #1 wishlist item for next year). However since I had four films back-to-back, there wasn’t a lot of time out of the cinema. After the jump check out my thoughts on A Band Called Death, Unlawful Killing, The Final Member and The Canyons.

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SUFF Diary: Day 3

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Sep 092013


Saturday saw temperatures of almost 30C in Sydney, which was ideal for enjoying beers between films on day 3 of the Sydney Underground Film Festival. I caught three films on day 3 – Documentaries Unhung Hero and Adjust Your Tracking and Birdemic: Shock and Terror, which was accompanied by a game of ‘best worst movie bingo’. My thoughts on all 3 films, after the jump.

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SUFF Diary: Day 1 & Day 2

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Sep 072013

The Sydney Underground Film Festival is a fantastic event which brings weird, wonderful, challenging and sometimes controversial cinema to Sydney’s inner west. This year I plan on checking out 10 films + enjoying some of the food, drink and entertainment that comes along with the fest. I’ve decided to record my thoughts on the films and the festival in a 3-part diary – Days 1&2, Day 3 and Day 4. Check out the first entry after the jump.

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SUFF 2013 Programme Launched

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Aug 012013

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 @