Friday November 2rd @ Moorabbin – 8.30pm

Ulrike's Brain

7pm – Ulrike’s Brain

By Bruce LaBruce, world renowned LGBT filmmaker
Run Time: 55min
MUFF 19 is VERY proud to play a new of Bruce Labruce, past MUFF alumni and one of the most important LGBT Filmmakers working today. Referencing sixties B-movies Ulrike’s Brain finds Doctor Julia Feifer (Susanne Sachsse) arriving at an academic conference with an organ box. Inside the box is the brain of Ulrike Meinhof, which was saved by the authorities along with the brains of the three other leaders of the RAF after their deaths in Stammheim prison. Doctor Feifer can communicate telepathically with Ulrike’s brain, which is directing her to lead a new feminist, old Left revolution. To that end, she is searching for the ideal female body to transplant Ulrike’s brain into. At the same time, her arch-rival, Detlev Schlesinger, an extreme right-wing ideologue, arrives at the conference with the ashes of Michael Kühnen, the former German neo-Nazi leader and infamous homosexual who died of AIDS in 1989. When the two Frankenstein’s monsters of the extreme left and the extreme right meet, chaos and hilarity ensues. (via BFF)


BRAND IRELAND The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

Terry McMahon
In the fight for government funding between the creative artists and the administrative bottom feeders, somebody’s going to get fucked.

YOUTH ON THE MARCH (2017) Writer/director: Mike Retter

Writer/Director: Mike Retter

Gill (played by Ben Ryan) is a young school age guy who hasn’t got too much going on. His largely absent mother (Stefani Rossi) is constantly disappearing on work trips leaving Gill on a seemingly permanent 24-hour a day leisure program. Some times he half-arsedly chases a girl but probably spends more time with his dog that incidentally remains central in getting them together. Mostly, he’s hanging out with mates. All the time he smokes bongs. Slowly but assuredly YOUTH ON THE MARCH travels towards its shocking climax riding on wheels attached to skateboards & shopping trolleys all the while blurring it’s documentary reality with a growing sense of fiction and unsteady shots of Christian imagery.  Shot in Adelaide YOUTH ON THE MARCH is filmmaker Mike Retter’s second film to be shot in the ratio of 9:16. That’s like taking your widescreen image and flipping it giving YOUTH ON THE MARCH an overtly experimental vertically framed visage as it embeds you into Gill’s daily life experiences. In some ways this is just something that differentiates YOUTH ON THE MARCH from more conventional teen narrative sleigh rides such as OVER THE EDGE, RIVER’S EDGE and last years superb and downbeat SUPER DARK TIMES. In another way this is also a practical acknowledgement of a type of framing that now permeates TV broadcasts and has already become a standard way in which news stories are presented. Music from YOUTH ON THE MARCH appears almost randomly and incidentally and is produced by a number of local Adelaide musicians. Disturbing but also funny, youth marching is depicted in YOUTH ON THE MARCH but more than anything else you might be left asking where they are going?

Plus 2 shorts on closing night

Sacrificial Virgins Dir Andi Reiss

Sacrificial Virgins

DIR: Andi Reiss – Narrator Joam Shenton
Run Time: 30 min
The Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) is a treatment in widespread use but its efficacy in preventing cancer is medically unproven, while unintended, adverse reactions are blighting and even ending the lives of girls and young women across the world. However, pharmaceutical manufacturers and many health authorities are refusing to acknowledge there is a problem and the medical community is continuing to offer the vaccine.

Sacrificial Virgins – so named because the vaccine is often given to girls before they become sexually active – exposes increasing evidence of serious neurological damage following the HPV injections. It calls for the vaccine to be withdrawn in the hope that this will help to halt another global tragedy.