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18th SF IndieFest 

Wednesday, Feb 10 2016

SF Indiefest turns legal this year, to the delight of some and the chagrin of others. (You know who you are.) Among the pleasures to be had for grown-ups are Tim Kirk's Director's Commentary: The Terror of Frankenstein, which was not only produced and edited by Rodney Ascher of Room 237 fame, but which also has a killer hook: a fake commentary track to a real movie, in which it's revealed that what happened behind the camera is much more interesting, and disturbing, than what was captured on film. Working on a similarly meta-textual level is Torin Langen, Navin Ramaswaran, Zachary Ramelan, Kelly Michael Stewart, and (whew) Jason Tannis's anthology film Late Night Double Feature, a sort of Creature Features take on the Grindhouse formula as the terrors continue on the set of a Canadian horror-host show between and after the movies. Indiefest being Indiefest, there are plenty of audience-participation shows full of silly people doing silly things, such as the annualSuper Bowl: Men in Tightsscreening, as well as the 13thannual Big Lebowski Party, and something called JamCon 2016, evidently anMST3K-style riffing of Space Jam— a downright sacrilegious concept, because Space Jam is the best movie ever and shouldn't be mocked. This blasphemy is bad, and the people behind it should feel bad.


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