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Watch: Trailer For 'The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye' The Fascinating True Story Of Psychic TV Founder Genesis P-Orridge

22 December 2011 10:53 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Love can devour, enrapture, overtake and consume you, and while those are usually sentiments left to emotional descriptions of a relationship, the forthcoming documentary "The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye" finds the passion between a couple going to bizarre and oddly touching physical realms. The documentary follows Genesis P-Orridge, Throbbing Gristle member and Psychic TV founder whose relationship to his partner Lady Jaye goes in directions that pushes more boundaries than anything he created musically. Starting in 2000, he began a number of sex change operations in order to more closely resemble Jaye, but that's not all. The act itself became a giant performance piece of sorts called "Creating the Pandrogyne" in which Geneis and Jaye gave up their own identities to create what they called a third identity. It's the kind of gender theory stuff we remember reading circa university/college but made very, very real. This one has been doing the. »

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The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye To Open In New York March 8

22 December 2011 3:17 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The documentary “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” will be coming to New York for a limited release. The film, directed by Marie Losier, will be open March 8 of next year. If you manage to catch “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” next year, you’re sure to be in for a treat, since the film has won numerous accolades from the indie film circuit, including being the Official Selection of the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival, the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2011 San Francisco International Film Festival. Below is the synopsis of the film as well as a trailer. “Genesis »

- monique

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Cork Film Festival Prog Sat 12th

11 November 2011 12:12 PM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Sat 12th Nov Cork Opera House | 11:30am International Shorts Programme 8 more info »buy tickets Gate Multiplex | 12:00pm Ballymun Lullaby more info »buy tickets Cork Opera House | 2:00pm Irish Shorts Programme 4 more info »buy tickets Gate Multiplex | 2:30pm Bernadette: Notes On A Political Journey more info »buy tickets Triskel Christchurch | 4:00pm The Ballad Of Genesis And Lady Jaye more info »buy tickets Cork Opera House | 4:00pm Irish Film Board Premieres more info »buy tickets Gate Multiplex | 5:00pm The Other Side Of Sleep more info »buy tickets National Sculpture Factory | from 5pm The Struggle Against Ourselves more info » Cork Opera House | 6:00pm Miss Bala more info »buy tickets Triskel Christchurch | 6:30pm Married In Spandex more info »buy tickets Gate Multiplex | 7:00pm ...

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- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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2011 Lausanne Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

13 October 2011 12:03 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 10th annual Lausanne Underground Film Festival is a truly epic film event with an immense lineup of the strangest, sexiest, most grotesque, oddball and downright freakish movies from all over the world — from modern underground treats to classic cult movies of yesteryear.

The fest officially begins on Oct. 15 with a special live performance by the legendary Diamanda Galas. But the film festivities run from Oct. 17-23, starting with the grand opening of an exhibition and retrospective of the films by Ericka Beckman.

The full film lineup, which is presented below, is a massive mix of underground greatness, but here are some of the highlights:

Gross-Out Flicks:

Chop, dir. Trent Haaga.

The Taint, dir. Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson.

Calibre 9, dir. Jean-Christian Tassy.

The Bunny Game, dir. Adam Rehmeier

Trippy Movies:

Profane, dir. Usama Alshaibi

The Oregonian, dir. Calvin Lee Reeder

Hellacious Acres: The Case of John Glass, dir. »

- Mike Everleth

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2011 Antimatter Film Festival: Official Lineup

12 October 2011 12:33 PM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 14th annual Antimatter Film Festival in Vancouver, BC, Canada is an epic 9-day event of expanded cinema performances, feature-length documentaries an a ton of experimental short films and festivals.

There are seven feature documentaries screening including Marie Losier‘s hit The Ballad of Genesis & Lady Jaye, a profile of the pandrogenous entity, Breyer P-Orridge; and Chris Metzler & Lev Kalman’s popular Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone, about the legendary ska punk band. Plus, there’s Adele Horne’s And Again and more.

On the expanded cinema front, Antimatter welcomes retrospectives of Kerry Laitala, who will be presenting a selection of her 3D light and motion experiments; and Roger Beebe will screen a series of multi-projector performances.

As for the short films, the real highlight of the fest is a screening of Jaimz Asmundson‘s trippy and powerful The Magus, a fictional/documentary hybrid of his father’s Satanic painting process. »

- Mike Everleth

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40th Fnc: Shame, Snowtown, Faust, A Separation and Guilty of Romance Among Festival Selections

27 September 2011 1:10 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Breaking out around the time where Nyff is on its last legs, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (October 12 to 23) kicks in with about four times the size in volume, and obviously more of an eclectic range. This year is the festival's big 40 - and for the occasion they've commissioned some of the names who've been a part of the festival to each contribute a short film in the context of what is being called the "Cartes Blanches" series. Denis Côté, Deco Dawson, Sophie Deraspe, Rodrigue Jean, Zacharias Kunuk, Marie Losier, Catherine Martin, Bruce McDonald, Théodore Ushev and Denis Villeneuve will each submit a four minute short. For their opening and closing festival items they've got the distinction of showing off Foreign Film Oscar selected items in Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar and selected as the opener well before it was announced as France's submission for Oscar is Declaration of War by Valérie Donzelli. »

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Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma Reveals Its Line-Up

27 September 2011 12:25 PM, PDT | The Cultural Post | See recent The Cultural Post news »

Today, Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma (Fnc), which will take place between October 12 to 23. Here's the complete line-up of feature films according to the press release we received.

Opening and closing

The 40th edition of the Fnc kicks off on Wednesday, October 12, with Declaration of War by Valérie Donzelli (France) at Cinéma Impérial (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon). This critically-acclaimed second feature by Valérie Donzelli (The Queen of Hearts) tells the love story of Roméo and Juliette who are battling to save their sick child. The director and her producer Edouard Weil will be in attendance.

Ten days later, on Saturday, October 22, Monsieur Lazhar (Quebec/Canada) by Philippe Falardeau will close the Festival. Selected to represent Canada at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lahzar shows the efforts of an Algerian schoolteacher to help his Grade 6 students come to terms with their teacher’s death. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Anh Khoi Do)

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The Festival du nouveau cinéma at 40 …like a vintage ruby-red wine, announces their 2011 line-up

27 September 2011 11:56 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

 

I will soon post a list of films I have already seen that I highly recommend as well as a list of my most anticipated films screening at this year’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema. For now here is the press release from the festival. Make sure you read carefully because there are a ton of great films to check out.

Montreal, Tuesday September 27, 2011– Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma will be celebrating its 40th edition from October 12 to 23. For the past 40 years, Canada’s oldest film festival has offered film buffs a selection of the year’s most exciting new films — a bold lineup with plenty of whimsical and surprising elements, but one that also turns its lens on social realities and the evolution of film and new technologies. Over the course of this year’s 11-day Festival, audiences of all ages can take in features and shorts, fiction films and documentaries, »

- Ricky

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Jeff Lipsky and Cycling Film King Tim Grady Form Distributor Adopt Films

7 September 2011 8:09 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

October Films co-founder Jeff Lipsky is once again a distributor, teaming with cycling film magnate Tim Grady to form Adopt Films. Their first title will be Marie Losier’s award-winning documentary “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,” slated for a U.S. release in first-quarter 2012. Adopt is based in New York. Lipsky also owned and operated distributor Lot 47, but in recent years has devoted more time to filmmaking as »

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Adopt Films Announces First Acquisition, 'The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye'

7 September 2011 7:46 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adopt Films, a new independent distribution company formed by October Films co-founder Jeff Lipsky and former exhibitor Tim Grady, have announced their first acquisition, the award-winning documentary "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye." The company plans to release French-American filmmaker Marie Losier’s film in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2012. Adopt Films, which will be based in New York, plans to acquire independent English-language films, both narrative and documentary, as well as foreign language films. "I truly feel this might be the single best time to launch a new independent »

- Tim Molloy

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2011 Sydney Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

9 August 2011 8:42 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

For their 5th annual event, which is set to run Sept. 8-11, the Sydney Underground Film Festival is looking a little more demented than ever. And that’s saying a lot for this scrappy, still relatively young fest, which typically offers ample twisted cinematic offerings.

The fun kicks off with the Opening Night film, the demented superhero comedy Super, written and directed by former Troma go-to screenwriter James Gunn (Tromeo & Juliet); then ends with the Closing Night wallowing in Sydney’s seedy underbelly, X, by homegrown filmmaker Jon Hewitt.

Crammed between these two excursions into violence and depravity is a lineup filled with perverse visions, scandalous public figures, sickening horror, experimental pop culture remixes and more.

For Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film, the highlight of the fest is Usama Alshaibi‘s Profane, a complex psychological, psychosexual, spiritual morality play about a Muslim sex worker who endures a “reverse »

- Mike Everleth

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Underground Film Links: July 17, 2011

17 July 2011 5:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

This week’s Must Read: The Brooklyn Rail offers up a eulogy for Adolfas Mekas by gathering comments from the likes of P. Adams Sitney, Peggy Ahwesh, Ken Jacobs and other colleagues/contemporaries. Mekas passed away in May.The Guardian got a rare interview with Jean-Luc Godard who has declared that we are all auteurs now. Good.If you hadn’t heard, structural film pioneer Owen Land passed away last month, but news of his passing only came late last week. I think Lux has the best, most detailed obit for him. Although, the Office Baroque Gallery has a very passionate one — and I think initial word of Land’s death came from them.More Land: Making Light of It posts a scan of an interview with him conducted by P. Adams Sitney from Film Culture. (I actually happen to own two issues of Film Culture, one of which includes this great interview. »

- Mike Everleth

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BAMcinemaFEST 2011

26 June 2011 2:40 PM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Updated through 6/26.

"The golden age of New York moviegoing is now," argues Ao Scott in the New York Times. "Two events in the coming days offer confirmation of this hunch." Tonight "in Brooklyn the BAMcinemaFest opens with Weekend, Andrew Haigh's bracing, present-tense exploration of sex, intimacy and love, the first of 26 features that will play, along with 24 short films, over the next 10 days. And Friday is the official opening night of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, a charming two-screen jewel box carved (by the architect David Rockwell) out of garage and office space at Lincoln Center." He touches on the Museum of the Moving Image and the reRun Gastropub Theater as well, before returning to BAMcinemaFEST: "Not everything in the lineup is quite so perfectly realized as Weekend, but the range and generosity of the sampling make it hard to go wrong. Even the misfires and train wrecks are interesting, »

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The best of Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011

17 June 2011 5:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

From Morgan Spurlock to gripping portraits of activism, documentary has made a thrilling show of itself this year. Danny Leigh has the festival highlights

The first stroke of genius at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest was obvious every time you set foot outside – its relocation from November to June. With the evenings instantly lengthened and the sun dappling the Yorkshire rooftops, it felt like the cosmos was smiling on an event that, at a time of cash-strapped tension for much of the film industry, had a hugely upbeat atmosphere.

There were the obligatory star cameos (Albert Maysles, Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield) – but such illuminations felt like adjuncts rather than the whole point of a festival on the up. If the countless TV execs had been buoyed by the BBC's recent hymn to non-fiction of "quality and complexity", then film-makers and the zesty young filmgoers who crowded the Showroom cinema also »

- Danny Leigh

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The best of this year's fest

17 June 2011 5:54 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From Morgan Spurlock to gripping portraits of activism, documentary has made a thrilling show of itself this year. Danny Leigh has the festival highlights

The first stroke of genius at this year's Sheffield Doc/Fest was obvious every time you set foot outside – its relocation from November to June. With the evenings instantly lengthened and the sun dappling the Yorkshire rooftops, it felt like the cosmos was smiling on an event that, at a time of cash-strapped tension for much of the film industry, had a hugely upbeat atmosphere.

There were the obligatory star cameos (Albert Maysles, Morgan Spurlock, Nick Broomfield) – but such illuminations felt like adjuncts rather than the whole point of a festival on the up. If the countless TV execs had been buoyed by the BBC's recent hymn to non-fiction of "quality and complexity", then film-makers and the zesty young filmgoers who crowded the Showroom cinema also »

- Danny Leigh

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2011 Revelation Perth International Film Festival: Official Lineup

17 June 2011 1:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 14th annual Revelation Perth International Film Festival is, once again, packed to the gills with worldwide wonderful, weird and revelatory filmmaking. The fest runs this year on July 14-24.

The highlight of the festival is the once-in-a-lifetime live performance of Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, which will be performed on July 17 at 7:15 p.m. American animator Brent Green will be traveling Down Under to provide the live musical score and narration for his emotional, live-action animated tale about undying love and creation. He will also be accompanied by band mates and foley artists, Mike McGinley, John Swartz, Donna K and Drew Henkles.

Some other films to look out for at the fest will be the Australian premiere of Zach Clark‘s terminally twisted Vacation!, a black comedy about four girls on a debauched weekend of drinking and drugging that ends horribly for all involved; Marie Losier’s acclaimed »

- Mike Everleth

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2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Opening Night!

2 June 2011 6:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

Tonight marks the opening of the 18th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival. The fest is kicking off this year with the transcendental comedy debut feature by Jerzy Rose, Some Girls Never Learn.

The film chronicles several coincidental paranormal discoveries, including the unearthing of Amelia Earhart’s leg bone, the spontaneous gatherings of wildlife into concentric circles, the loss of helium into the luminiferous aether, and the journey a high school science teacher takes to the underworld to find his girlfriend.

The film screens tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Watch the trailer below.

Cuff will then continue every night until June 9. Some other highlights of the fest include Usama Alshaibi’s Profane, Marie Losier‘s The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye, Jeff Krulik & John Heyn’s Heavy Metal Parking Lot and Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley‘s Battle of Brooklyn.

Check out the full lineup here. »

- Mike Everleth

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2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup

13 May 2011 4:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 18th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival is ready to have another monumental year at the Gene Siskel Film Center on June 2-9, featuring a killer lineup with new films from some true underground legends.

First, Usama Alshaibi will screen his latest, most visually stunning and conceptually innovative feature Profane, about a spiritually confused Muslim sex worker trying to recapture her lost jinn — a demon of smokeless fire — on streets of the Windy City.

Then, documentary filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn return to their hard rockin’ roots with Heavy Metal Picnic, which relives one of the most notorious ’80s weekend parties in the history of Maryland and the world — the Full Moon Jamboree, which if you can remember it means you weren’t there. Plus, Hmp will be screened with Heyn and Krulik’s underground classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot.

Also in the documentary vein, are Marie Losier‘s »

- Mike Everleth

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Toronto Gets Documentary Fever as Hot Docs Kicks off its 19 Edition

28 April 2011 9:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Torontonians love their film festivals. In September, they love star-gazing, and voting on the movies that are most likely to - and usually do - go on to win Oscar gold. They love waiting in line in the sun all day for tickets, and standing in rush lines, and charting their 5-films-a-day schedules on carefully calculated spreadsheets. And in May, they love watching documentaries: docs that you've never heard of and will never hear from again; docs that played and won awards in Sundance and South by Southwest; docs about obscure Canadian things like curling, Alan Zweig, and longboarding on the highway. The city arguably gets more up-in-arms about Hot Docs than they do about Tiff, opting for the more quaint venues that aren't bombarded by outsiders and celebrities. It's a great mix of films, and they can be viewed in theatres full of eclectic audiences. This week I'll be »

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Underground Film Links: April 17, 2011

17 April 2011 3:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

This week’s Absolute Must Read: Ian Olds has a long and touching remembrance of helping the late Garrett Scott make the documentary Cul de Sac, one of the greatest, little-seen documentaries ever made. Read and learn how genius comes together. It’s not an easy or pretty process.The second Absolute Must Read: Filmmaker Jennifer Reeves is thankful to be alive and ambulatory after being struck by a car. Send good wishes her way.Simple, but really cool: Phil Solomon posts up a film loop of about 4 frames that Stan Brakhage once gave him. Click Phil’s tiny image to get the embiggened version, which is quite astounding looking.The S.F. Weekly has a brief preview of this week’s Ata Film & Video Festival retrospective at the Roxie. The Weekly calls it “a killer selection of experimental works,” with which I have to agree!While the 2011 San Francisco »

- Mike Everleth

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