Posted by: Cory | May 30, 2008

Last Call Film Festival @ Rudyard Kipling – 6/5-7

The Last Call Film Festival is going to be June 5-7 at the Rudyard Kipling with an admission of $5 for the last two nights, which. The Last Call Film Festival was voted to be the Best Louisville Film Festival in 2006.  Looking through the lineup of films to be shown, it looks like it’s going to be an awesome time.  Perhaps the raddest thing though is that Kevin Murphy is going to be there.  Also, Lucky Pineapple is going to be performing to close out

For the list of Films and Performers,

From the website. The schedule and lists of times are available HERE.

Four Eyed Monsters (feature)

Apathy, technology, paranoia, disease and medication. Meet Arin. Arin is a shy videographer who finds it too much to handle to go out and meet girls, so he sets up an account on meester.net. The flood of responses never comes, save for one email from Susan, a struggling artist who finds her job as a waitress stifling her creativity. Four Eyed Monsters is truly one of the most bizarre, true life, relationship movies around. It drives home that there is someone for everyone and relationships are no good at the same time. An official selection of Sundance, Slamdance, and winner of the audience selection of SXSW film festival.

The Corndog Man (Comedy/Drama feature)

Bourgherville, South Caroline is a fishing town where you’ll find Ace Barker, an infamous local foul-mouthed boat salesman. But now a mysterious stranger has come to town with an agenda if relentless harassment. Will watching Ace deteriorate be enough to satisfy his obsession? Noble Willingham gives a powerful performance as a man under attack, struggling to hold onto his vision of himself. Directed by Andrew Shea and an official selection of Sundance. It is no exaggeration to say The Corndog Man is on my top ten list of favorite movies. You don’t have to take my word, Shadows on the Wall gave The Corndog Man four stars and called it a Must see film..

Fatal Farm/Lasagna Cat (Comedy shorts)

Every year I receive an entry so funny it would be a crime not to share it with the rest of humanity. This might be the funniest one yet. Jeffery Max and Zachary Johnson take us on a lampooning – copyright infringing – joyride that literally made me laugh until I hurt. This comes with our highest recommendation. Imagine someone taking the dumbest joke you’ve ever heard and making it into the funniest thing you’ve ever seen. There really is a fine line between madness and genius. This would be a broadcast television show if I had my way. Do not miss. You will not laugh this hard again for a long time.

Damage Done (Drama feature)

When Elliot comes to the aid of a beautiful hitchhiker named Andrea while traveling on the open road, he is drawn into a world of drugs and deceit his quiet Middle American background could never have prepared him to understand. Staring Zach Selwyn (G4 Attack of the Show) more than proves his ability as an actor. His performance is commanding and shows a real depth to his characters emotions. Eric Campos at Filmthreat.com really hit the nail on the head stating, “Goddamn. If for some wacky reason you ever need a reminder that life sucks, this movie’s for you.” And “(Zach Selwyn) and Lucia Sullivan recreate a drug trip scene so accurately that my palms started to sweat and my stomach knotted while watching it. And as Andrea, Bonnie Warner is absolutely on fucking fire. You fear and love her all at once and you can’t take your eyes off her. No matter how much trouble she is this actress makes you understand Elliot’s need for her. And that’s the key to this feature’s success – the performances attract you to the characters” ending with “An unforgettable movie.”

Forlorn (short)

Edward Bradshaw is a 33 year old business man who keeps having vivid flashbacks of his lost wife, Lindsay. Through these series of flashbacks he begins to question what love is. Director Craig Ryan is not just telling a story but showing a portrait for what he loves in film.

House of Echoes (Horror short)

House of Echoes wears its influences on its sleeve without becoming trite. The short runtime and eye for detail add to this movies sense of dread. Directed by college film student Brennan Scott, House of Echoes shows there is hope for the future of horror and not just endless remakes.

Craig – (Horror from Denmark)

A shy man named Craig looses both his parents when their house burns down. His sister survives but is in a deep coma. Craig only has one friend, Cliff, but he’s got more than enough problems on his own. One day when he one day looses Lithium pills, his whole world is turned upside down.

The Gits – (Documentary – Louisvillecentric)

The first time Matt Dresdner heard Mia Zapata sing, he knew she was destined to front the punk rock group he dreamt of forming. In the fall of 1986, at Ohio’s Antioch College, Dresdner, Andrew Kessler, Steve Moriarty, and Zapata became The Gits. In 1989, they relocated to Seattle, WA, in search of a new life and a larger audience. The Gits quickly gained popularity in the Seattle music scene of the early 1990s, distinguishing themselves with their soulful street punk at a time when “grunge” was putting Seattle on the map. Characterized by powerful, driving music and Zapata’s poetic lyrics, major record labels took notice. But just as The Gits were poised to explode onto the national music scene, an unfathomable tragedy struck. On July 7, 1993, Mia Zapata was raped and murdered in Seattle while walking home one night. Without warning

Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour – (Documentary)

Richard Johnston’s ferocious one-man-band performances captivate, amaze, and astound audiences. He plays around the world, but his home stage is the sidewalk along Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee. His outdoor shows there attract larger audiences than the nightclubs lining both sides of the street. The inspiration for Johnston’s mesmerizing music comes from the backwoods of north Mississippi where the landscape is dotted with hills. After years of searching for direction, Johnston went to north Mississippi to hear the music in its natural setting and he ended up staying there, learning from R. L. Burnside and Jessie Mae Hemphill while amply filling the huge vacancy left by the death of the mystical bluesman Junior Kimbrough. Johnston was the headliner at Kimbrough’s juke joint for two years and when the juke joint burned, he moved its music to the street in Memphis where he plays to thousands of tourists each week. “Hill Country Troubadour” tells the compelling story behind Johnston’s music and introduces the fascinating people who helped shape his life.

Umbilical Jim – (Short)

Umbilical Jim is a short film about a young boy and his mother who are disturbingly close… It’s a film about the perverse confusion of growing up, and the horror and confusion of family. Directed by Emerson College student Charles Pieper, the film was actually shot in its entirety twice, for all the original footage was mysteriously stolen. However the cast and crew persevered and reshot the film. The end result of that reshoot is the strange and weird ‘Umbilical Jim.’

Survival of the Wildebeest – (Documentary)

One New York City artist is given 80 days to prepare for the largest showcase of his artistic career while trying to maintain his dayjob, avoid constant distraction and keep his sanity. Thus beginning…the exodus

Lasse – (Shorts Netherlands)

Describing the short films of Lasse is not easy. I would say his work is nothing short of genius. His blend of editing, special effects, wit and short story telling might be the best around. This is a DO NOT MISS.

Prison Break – (Short)

]Brian Reed’s short films work because they don’t allow time for your mind to drift. As you’re processing his work it’s already slapping you in the face. Prision Break is no different and might make you question the relationships around you. Make sure to catch the screening to see for yourself.

Mouth of the Wolf – (Short – Greece)

This is one of the more odd films submitted this year. For starters there was no contact information for us to write the filmmakers back. Then there was everyone on the Last Call staff having almost the same reaction to this short film… “This looks like it could be evidence.” Mouth of the Wolf has played on Greek and Itialian television. These eight minutes are bound to get an audience reaction.

Bubba’s Chili Parlour – (Horror)

This is a Last Call Film Festival First… we’re screening a movie with drinking rules attached. Bubba’s Chili Parlour is almost like 28 Days Later mixed with Larry Cohen’s The Stuff and Grindhouse. This is an odd movie we enjoyed with a real drive-in/midnight movie vibe. It’s great to see something made by people who are clearly fans… fans with talent. Rules will be passed out night of the event.

Appearing Live!

Kevin Murphy!

Mr. Murphy was a writer, actor (Professor Bobo) and the voice of Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theater 3000. MST3K won a Peabody Award in 1993, for “producing an ingenious eclectic series”. In 1994 and 1995, Mystery Science Theater 3000 was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award. TV Guide listed Mystery Science Theater 3000 among the “25 Top Cult Shows Ever!” You can currently catch him riffing movies on Rifftrax.com or with The Film Crew. Kevin Murphy is also the author of the very funny book that delves into movie theater culture, “A Year at the Movies”.

Mr. Murphy will be speaking about (along with a presentation) the film industry, working on MST3K and taking questions from the audience. Mr. Murphy is very enthusiastic about speaking and meeting the audience.

Lucky Pineapple

They closed out Last Call Film Festival in 2006, 2007 and they’re coming back. Lucky Pineapple is the perfect way to end two solid nights of independent movies. See them live before they hit it big and are too important to talk to any of us… Lucky Pineapple will be one of the bands featured on the upcoming Burn to Shine music DVD.

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Responses

  1. thank u and good luck

  2. Hi, I’m writing a book on one man bands. I’m wondering if there’s some way to get a copy of Richard Johnston – Hill Country Troubador. If you can help at all it would be most appreciayed! Thanks email is slimchance@shaw.ca and my name is Dave Harris


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