Genre film fans are being encouraged to break the rules again with the new Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase. With the monthly screening series set to launch on Friday, August 17 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, the California-based programs will feature best new underground, surreal, experimental, obscene, absurd and outlaw movies from around the world. With the first edition of the showcase set to debut next month, Shockya is exclusively announcing the lineup of films that will be shown.
The Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase is being presented by the team behind the Etheria Film Night. The new showcase will combine the ideas behind Etheria Film Night’s short film series, ‘Women Underground,’ and Mondo film fan staple, Mondo Cult Magazine. The first Mondo Cult Film Showcase, which will begin at 7:30pm PT, will be brought to audiences by Big Game “Liquid Slam,” Red Lobster and Chesterfield Cigarettes.
The following schedule for the first Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase edition, which has a total run time of 1 Hour and 27 minutes, is below:
‘Allen Anders – Live at the Comedy Castle – Circa 1987′
Laura Moss, USA, 7:05
Found footage of Anders’ famed 1987 performance at New York City’s Comedy Castle offers a revealing window into the troubled comedian’s psyche. This existential time loop nightmare premiered at South by Southwest 2018.
‘I Can’t Be Your Superman’
Maegan Houang, USA, 4:21 (local)
Vietnamese gangsters, bleach and ammonia don’t mix well.
‘Call of Cuteness’
Brenda Lien, Germany, 4:05
An exquisitely expressionist animated short that begins as a cute ode to cats on the Internet but becomes a terrifying allegory about the fear of pain being stronger than the longing for freedom. This disturbing barrage of images won Best Short at the Aspen Shortfest.
‘Le Chat Est Mort’
Lynne Moses, USA, 10:40 (local)
To what extreme would the death of your beloved pussy drive you?
Jim McDonough, USA, 5:07
Twin brothers have a heart to heart about life, the universe and the ethics of making tiny clones of yourself.
‘Banned 90s Commercial’
Dez Dolly, USA, 2:12 (local)
Liquid Slam’s ad campaign for their “Big Game” line of snacks and sugary beverages was pulled almost immediately. This director’s cut of the infamous 1990s commercial is shown on the big screen for the first time.
Daniel Vogelmann, Germany, 33:07
There’s no love left in this world. No honesty, no justice. People who do good and follow their hearts get punished, while others with no heart at all get away with anything. That’s because of people like you.
Brian Lonano, USA, 13:24
Three beautiful Japanese superheroes fight the evil Fabuloso Doom to prevent him from drinking your period blood.
Robin Comisar, USA, 7:21
A woman becomes stuck in a Red Lobster commercial.
There are no qualifying restrictions for filmmakers who want to submit their movies for upcoming editions of the Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase, other than submitted movies must have been made in 2017 or later. This is a screening series for the best new avant-garde and innovative filmmakers in the world. Features, mid-length and short films are all welcome. Music videos, documentaries and animation will be considered, in addition to live narrative.
The Mondo Cult Variety Film Showcase will screen movies every month at the Egyptian Theatre, as well as at the Screenland Armour in Kansas City, Missouri. All film screenings will be scheduled two months in advance, usually on the last weekend of each month. Filmmakers who wish to submit their projects, and for anyone who wishes to receive more information about the showcase, can visit its website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.