The Cine-Excess international film festival and conference, now centrally based at University of Brighton, has scheduled a number of new initiatives ahead of its annual November event, which attracts international filmmakers, scholars and critics in discussion of cult film cultures.
SPECIAL SCREENING: Todd Morris’ A GUN FOR JENNIFER
The latest event taking place is a very rare screening of the influential all-female vengeance films, A GUN FOR JENNIFER (1997). In true Grindhouse style, a group of strippers offer their own brand of justice against men accused of acts of sexual violence. This takes place at 10pm on Saturday 21st September at the Duke's at Komedia cinema. A rare chance to see this infamous shocker, which has never been released in the UK. Director/writer Todd Morris will also give a Skype interview, along with its lead actress/producer Deborah Twiss (Mrs Zane in KICK-ASS)
Tickets are available from Duke’s at Komedia box office tel: 0871 902 5728 or online
CINE-EXCESS FILM FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE - 15 – 17th November
This year’s main Cine-Excess festival and conference takes place between 15th-17th November at the Midland Art Centre, Birmingham, and explores the theme of ‘European Erotic Excess: Identity, Desire and Disgust’. The event will feature international filmmakers and critics discussing Europe’s long and often controversial relationship with the erotic image, while a season of new screenings entitled ‘Dark Romance’, which considers global themes of excessive desire and obsessive seduction runs alongside the event.
Full details of the guest list and screenings for the annual Cine-Excess international film festival and conference will be published shortly.
LAUNCH OF CINE-EXCESS E-JOURNAL
The first issue of the Cine-Excess e-journal has been launched offering a unique approach to the cult film canon from the perspectives of academics, filmmakers, distributors and policymakers. This first issue is entitled ‘Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess’ and provides new case-studies of key film controversies, with direct commentaries and responses from the filmmakers and performers responsible for their creation.
Topics range from outlawed spaghetti western controversies and censored home invasion horrors, to the changing status of violent representations for film and policymakers alike. The essays include responses from Franco Nero on DJANGO, director Ruggero Deodato on THE HOUSE ON THE EDGE OF THE PARK, actress Rodleen Getsic on THE BUNNY GAME and actor Marc Scheffler on THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT.
The journal, along with more information on the upcoming events, can be accessed online at
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