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SYDNEY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

The Dance of Reality

The Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) is now in its seventh year and is finding “new ways of behaving badly” according to Stefan Popescu, Festival Director and Head of Programming.

Opening night kicks off on September 5 with legendary cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s latest offering The Dance of Reality and closes on September 8 with the Australian premiere of The Canyons from writer Brett Easton Ellis and director Paul Schrader.

These two features bookend a program packed with controversial cinema including Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, Michael Cera in Magic Magic, and Unlawful Killing, a documentary that was banned in the UK and buried by the rest of the world.

“We’ll see if we get arrested for this one,” says Popescu.

SUFF has also introduced Best Worst Films Bingo! Screening the best cinematic disasters including The Room, Troll 2 and Birdemic 2: The Resurrection along with bingo games and prizes to be won by the audience. (AW)

Sep 5-8, Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville, $14-120 (festival pass), suff.com.au

BY ALASTAIR WHARTON

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