7:30PM, Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
This screening series showcases the best new underground, surreal, crazy, experimental, obscene, absurd, rule-breaking and outlaw films from around the world. Mondo screens the brand-new films that have trouble fitting into any one genre, that have trouble finding a home in mainstream film festivals and that leave audiences' minds blown. It's the 21st century and the definitions of "art" and "cinema" no longer have to be inaccessible or pretentious - Mondo Cult Film Variety Showcase makes a statement that art has no rules, film is art and anyone with talent is deserving of being celebrated even if they fail to conform to the rules of mainstream cinema.
This month's films include:
“Dirty Secrets” (USA, 4 min. Dir. Laura Moss) Porn, without sex.
“Death Metal” (USA, 5 min. Dir. Chris McInroy) A metalhead gets passed down a satanic guitar that riffs to shreds.
“Butter” (USA, 4 min. Dir. Jessica Janos) An exploration of the challenge, power and purpose of our own body fat, the beauty, sexuality and suffering of women.
“Baphomet High” (USA, 7 min. Dir. Rebecca Raymond) Ellie is invited to join her elite school math club, but gets more than she bargained for after discovering the club is a satanic cult.
“Mallory of Pupaville” (USA, 6 min. Dir. Kristi Delasia) Mallory, a rebellious teenage puppet, finds herself on a journey of sexual discovery when she breaks the rules governing sex in Pupaville.
“Comme tous les Matins” (France, 18 min. Dir. Cédric Dupuis) A man's ordinary day gets really, really screwed up.
“The Spares” (New Zealand, 5 min. Dir. David Searle) Three “spare” animals from Noah’s Ark struggle in the new world.
“Teaser” (USA, 6 min. Dir. Dayna Noffke ) Death is a dance.
“Satanica” (USA, 9 min. Dir. Vivienne Vaughn) Abigail Fortuna was once a famed singer, notorious for disappearing from the public eye at the height of her stardom.
“Cecilia” (USA, 10 min. Dir. Liz Tabish) Cecilia is a young woman wrongly accused of witchcraft, but her thrilling and bizarre psychic visions will blow your mind.
“Queen Kong” (Italy, 20 min. Dir. Monica Strambini) A sexual interlude goes unconsummated, until Queen Kong steps in.
Discussion following with filmmakers in attendance.