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Winnipeg Underground Film Festival
June 1 to 4th, 2017

WUFF 4 closes with a series of ten outliers and eccentricities: some of the strangest work from our open call and around the world. Chemtrails, deli meat, the Islamic State, and biblical incest are just a handful of the reference points on this trip. Mature content warning; new work from Canada, Germany, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
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Cup of Stars dirs. Ryan Betschart + Tyler Betschart
2015 | US | 3.5 | 16mm
A vivid tableau of tenderness, Cup of Stars finds two brothers under a cool night sky, fishing for stars and supernovas. Using dream logic under their own bizarre terms, The Betschart Bros. subtly express through a smearing of light and the telling of folk tales, ideas of growing up as siblings in Southern California. -RB

The Panty Symphonic dir. Zach Strum
2016 | US | 11 | video
A Great man passes away before be can finish writing his will. After his grand death there is fighting over his possessions. Nothing is more coveted then the panties that inspired it all. -ZS

Still Life dir. Kevin Eskew
2015 | US | 3.5 | video
Et tu doggy? -KE

Xylophone dir. Jennifer Levonian
2016 | US | 9 | video
When a woman impulsively steals a goat from a petting zoo, her morning routine turns into a madcap romp through her neighborhood. -JL

Sleep of Reason dir. Lansing Bruce Robertson

2016 | CA | 3 | video
According to Goya: "The Sleep of Reason Begets Monsters"; Staring at the TV probably doesn't help either. A short animated film about "us" and "them", media, and the contemporary Middle East. Sounds serious! -LBR

Route of All Evil dir. Molly Brown

2015 | UK | 5 | video
Animated mockumentary in which different narrators relate conflicting versions of the urban legends surrounding a particular road. -MB

KING JAMES VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN dir. Martin Sulzer

2015 | DE | 8 | video
Genesis 19, or "Sodom and Gomorrah" - not only in the bible but also in the Quran and the Torah - marks a foundation for attitudes towards homosexuality historically and to vast geographical expanses. An elemental challenge for all religions, nonetheless, is that of interpretation: how can religious stories be read and retold without affecting the authentic godly word through human interpretation? -MS

Meat Spa dir. Alyssa Bornn

2015 | CA | 3 | super 8mm on video
Beauty routines meet butchery. -AB

Void X dir. Alexander Isaenko

2014 | UA | 10 | video
In the virtual corridors of houses and flats, beside kips and crumpled bed, empty seats and chairs created the fictitious space of users and their communications. The basis for the project became the capture webcams social network, and the men of different nationalities, geographical and age category. Is it possible to be alone or just to appear this way? -AI

Fabian swims the red river or assiniboine i can't remember which one dir. Milos Mitrovic

2015 | CA | 3 | super 8mm on video
My friend swims the red river and I burn a cigarette on my tongue. -MM


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* images from Martin Sulzer's KING JAMES VERSION GENESIS CHAPTER NINETEEN (top) and Jennifer Levonian's Xylophone (bottom)