Aug 022014
 

housebound

After a Pozible campaign successfully raised the $8500 that the festival needed, the Sydney Underground Film Festival is back for another crazy few days 4-7 September at The Factory Theatre in Marrackville.

Opening with New Zealand [comedy] horror Housbound and closing with out-there German film Wetlands, the festival packs a selection of bonkers, thought-provoking, edgy and interesting  features, shorts and docos in between.

The festival programs unique, quality independent films that transgress the status quo and challenge the conservative conventions of filmmaking. The festival is devoted to renewing local interest in independent and experimental film as part of an international underground film culture and aims to change an ingrained culture of cinematic complacency and revitalise an enthusiasm for cinema.

Highlights from the programme include

Super Duper Alice Cooper (Sam Dunn, Reginald Harkema, Scot McFadyen – 2014)
I love a good music doco and this one has a crazy subject, quite suitable for SUFF really. The documentary dissection of his crazy life matches the fame and frenzy that followed in his wake, sex, drugs and music is just the start of it.

Mr Leos caraX (Tessa Louise-Salomé – 2014)
The man behind Holy Motors! Of course I want to get an insight into the way he works. Featuring interviews with his former cast members and crew, reflections from critics, time spent with his favourite leading man, and audio of the elusive figure himself, Mr Leos caraX is the insight into his oeuvre befitting his awe-inspiring impact.

Teenage (Matt Wolf – 2013)
In a year that brought us Boyhood, Teenage is quite appropriate. This film focuses on the concept of a new generation and the culture that sprung up among those older than children, but not yet adults. “Teenagers.”A hypnotic rumination on the genesis of youth culture from the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th, Teenage is a living collage of rare archival material, filmed portraits, and diary entries read by Jena Malone, Ben Whishaw, and others.
 

What: The 8th Sydney Underground Film Festival
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrackville
When: 4-7 September, 2014
Tickets & Full Programme: http://suff.com.au/

May 232014
 

suff

The Sydney Underground Film Festival is one of my favourite festival experiences. The SUFF team bring together the weird, the wacky, the controversial, the erotic and the just plain crazy, for a festival quite like no other. SUFF is a non-for-profit festival, with all the funds going back into festival. This year they have launched a Pozible campaign to make sure the 2014 edition of the festival is the best yet.

From the SUFF team:

As the 2014 festival approaches, we are pretty darn motivated and excited about what the year has in store – but we are a not-for-profit endeavour. We work for the love of independent cinema, and we always seek to deliver the best festival we can. This year, we are asking for your assistance to do just that. This Pozible campaign will enable us create the greatest festival yet, and have a little more freedom than we are used to.

Last year at SUFF I saw one of the best films of the year (A Band Called Death), one of the weirdest films of my life (The Dance of Reality) and I had a great time drinking beers and chatting all things film with friends between sessions. I don’t usually push campaigns (there are just so many out there!) but I honestly think this is a worthy group to give some cash to.

Support the 2014 Sydney Underground Film Festival Pozible campaign here