(85m, U S A) dir. by Robert Nazar Arjoyan
Documentary Feature / Watch trailer and visit film website
'When My Sorrow Died' tells the incredibly moving, entertaining, and revealing story of Theremin master Armen Ra's extraordinary origins. A truly remarkable being, Armen tells his life stories, which read like mythology, yet are painfully true, with the sharpest of wit, a cutting sense of humor, and deep sincerity. His story is encouraging to the discouraged, his music is the soother of the sad, and his mission is to bring beauty and compassion into a world in chaos. Armen tells of surviving exile, dealing with systematic bullying while staying true to yourself, understanding the power of image and capturing the eyes and ears of the underground of 1980s New York with beauty, both with stunning drag performances and his personality to command the spotlight in the scene. His descent into the darkness of New York's underbelly was intercepted luckily by the Theremin, the first electronic instrument ever invented. Operated somewhat magically without touch, like a magician, Armen Ra pulled himself out of that darkness, addiction, and fear by pulling ethereal music out of thin air. Glamorously eccentric and enigmatic, this life-spanning documentary mixes rare concert performances, candid interviews, and archive material with the magical power of music that alchemizes ancient sorrow into timeless beauty with such grace that it has to be seen and heard to be believed.
A Life with Asperger's
(4m, U S A) dir. by Jaime Ekkens / Documentary Short
'A Live with Aspberger's' is an animated documentary that explores the challengers of growing up and living with Asperger's Syndrome. It is a voice over narrative that demonstrates that Asperger's is not simply 'being a little awkward', rather it is about adapting to one's limitations in the face of anxiety and isolation. The technique is a collage of photography, rotoscope, animated characters and live action footage.
(6m, U S A) dir. by Joe Zohar
An abused southern housewife has a unique way of dealing with her abuse.
(3m, U S A) dir. by Christian Juru
The story of two childhood friends who awaken dormant feelings after one falls in a deep slumber caused by a shocking 'heartbreak.'
(8m, Australia) dir. by Angus Ware
A young man, determined to recreate a catalog photo of the perfect apartment, turns to prostitution to get the cash. But there's more to the photo than he knows. What would you do for the perfect apartment?
(4m, U S A) dir. by Gordy Hoffman
Halloween Judge is always there to advise, correct, direct and explain your Halloween.
Drops of Smoke
(16m, U S A) dir. by Matthew Graves
On a dark and stormy night, a disgruntled funeral home director is visited by an odd group with a simple request.
(7m, U S A) dir. by Lexi Lefkowitz
Violet is an isolated, but spunky, 7-year-old trying to fit into a world she doesn't quite understand.
(6m, U SA) dir. by G Curtis Wilson
An accident, a gun, and a moment in time
creates an opportunity for a woman to end her abusive relationship forever. Will she take it?
(3m, U S A) dir. by Brenda Norbeck
Riveting post divorce audio culled from home answering machine tapes circa 1984 provide the always present reality that propels the girl into a lyrical world of sidewalk chalk drawings, spiders and stray cats.
Join us for the 11th Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival held
October 9 - 11, 2014 at the dooGallery in Atlanta, Georgia.
oct 9 - 10, 2015
Schedule TBA. Check back before show for an updated list of films added to this program.
(43m, U S A) dir. by Dominic Polcino
Animated Feature / View Film Website
In a world where jobs are scarce, the environment is in decline, and war is everywhere … in a world where self-help has replaced help… where the closest thing to intimacy is an emoticon in a text message on a facebook twit post… …there is one question that rises above all others…. “How do I get a girlfriend? “Lovesick Fool – Love in the Age of Like” stars comedic maestros Janeane Garofalo, Fred Willard, and Lisa Kudrow. It’s an animated film that is adult, funny, poetic and poignant.
The Blobby Boys
(4m, U S A) dir. by Alex Schubert
Slime monsters form a punk band.
How to Avoid Annoying People
(6m, U S A) dir. by Ariel Nasser
Enjoy over-the-top harassment endured by a plane traveler as he thwarts the constant verbal barrage from a fellow passenger.
(2m, U S A) dir. by David Hixon
A lost light ray must look for a place to stay and light up for the night.
(1m, U S A) dir. by Raymond McCoy-Sanders
An explorer comes across an uncharted planet covered with huge mushroom trees. A hostile creature attacks and he is knocked back to his original identity.
I Need My Monster
(11m, U S A) dir. by Stephen Baker
When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: 'Gone fishing. Back in a week.' - Gabe'
Narrative Feature / View Film Trailer
In a sleepy apartment building, three 20-something roommates discover their scientist neighbor dead. Within his apartment they find a giant experimental machine that takes pictures 24 hours into the future. The camera is aimed into the trio's apartment, continuing to run and showing glimpses of their life a day in advance.
Armed with this revelation, the three conspire to exploit the machine's abilities. After enjoying the power of being one step ahead in life, disturbing images begin to arrive. A tense love-triangle emerges, and a sinister enemy begins sniffing around. The relationships begin to unravel and the trio descends into a dark future they no longer have control of.
(12m, Sri Lanka) dir. by Ilango Ramanathan
An innocent father and his blind daughter with a doll spend their days within the walls of a bunker during the final stages of civil war in Sri Lanka
(14m, U S A) dir. by Charles Griffin Gibson
The meteor that hit the United States in 2014 caused unbelievable damage to the nation. This film is an exploration of the strange aftermath.
(7m, Colombia, U S A) dir. by Esteban Uribe
Olav Zanger is a solitary fisherman that seeks revenge on the 'Dimpled Chin Schlock Fish', a psychopath creature that leaps out of water and rips his eyeball off.
He Loves Her, She Loves Cake
(8m, Australia) dir. by Melissa Smith
A deliciously classic tale of a woman, a man and dealing with love handles.
(13m, U S A) dir. by Richard Tavernaro
A young soldier is lost and cut off behind enemy lines until a stranger arrives and promises to get him home 'safe and sound'.
(9m, U S A) dir. by Adam Petke
A man and woman struggles with ascension to the heavens when the creature the summon is less than they expected.
(8m, U S A) dir. by Charles Quinn Frutos
Deep in the dark woods, a girl in a cage is being held captive by a man with a knife.
(8m, U S A) dir. by Ashley Foxx
After finally getting a date with her crush, Natalie
looks forward to a night that will hopefully end with her first kiss...
What If I Told You...
(5m, U S A) dir. by Kristofer Seppala
A man gets caught up in a love triangle among his
friends and will do whatever it takes to get the one he loves.
"Midnight" by Ships Have Sailed
(4m, U S A) dir. by James R.W. Hiatt
In the magical world of a traveling circus, a clown
falls in love with his adagio partner, who is seduced by the smarmy ringmaster.
(11m, Australia) dir. by Ryan O'Donnell
Three trash bags. Two brothers. One epic quest.
The Grey Matter
(9m, U S A) dir. by Terry Hill
In Grey Matter a Black suburbanite is confronted with
his more 'urban' alter ego.
(11m, U S A) dir. by Moses Jones
When Tiggy gets caught up in an unfortunate situation,
he's forced into a predicament that leaves him looking for a way out before his time's up
(7m, U S A) dir. by Jamie Olmstead
Feeling out of place at an upper class Christmas party,
a pair of bleak, pretentious musicians berate the host's choice of music to an inebriated guest, all the while discordantly explaining and shamelessly praising their own work.
The Mistor System
(3m, U SA) dir. by Tim Farrell
Mistor wants to teach man losers how to get sensual lady handshakes.
(3m, U S A) dir. by Carmen Tiffany
This animation features characters traveling through
themes of loneliness and addiction. All is fine until a tall drink of water with pink hair crashes the party.
(3m, U S A) dir. by Ty Coyle
Baxter the raccoon makes his way into Granny's Sweet Shop, but upon entering he gets so obsessed with the candy that he creates his own downfall.
(1m, U S A) dir. by Andre Silva
A digital brain attempts to understand the two primal opposites from a survey of human opinions.
(4m, U S A) dir. by Tamarind King, Shir
Wen Sun, Marisa Tontaveetong, Yu Ueda
A feral cat explores the bizarre landscape of the last drive-in theater in Atlanta, GA.
(93m, U S A) dir. by Will Dove
Narrative Feature / View Film Website
Answering life's hard knocks.
Dan Wood has lost everything, his stable job, his long-time girlfriend, and even his apartment and car. After moving back home with his mom, Dan quickly finds a job as a door to door salesmen. Here he befriends his young, rambunctious co-workers that have a fresher view on life. They teach him the hope of following his dreams again as Dan teaches them responsibility.
(25m,Germany) dir. by Elmar Freels
When eight year old Maria's violent stepfather is hospitalized after a heart attack, Maria' s mother is unable to cope, and Maria starts praying. An apparition brings her an ally, or is it just a delusion?
The Foot Job
(7m, U S A) dir. by Brian Pracht
A masseuse gives her client the massage of his life.
(14m, U S A) dir. by Wes Halula
A simple Midwestern mom scours Las Vegas looking for
her young daughter and some guy named 'Kyle.' When she coaxes an irritated bar owner into helping, they discover the girl has to get out of Vegas now or risk being lost forever.
(14m, U SA) dir. by Chad Fisher
The story of a man's journey to raise money for a penis enlargement surgery after being dumped by his girlfriend.