Get Effed With LES Film Festival’s ‘Mind F*ck Night’ Tonight

Posted on: June 15th, 2013 at 9:45 am by

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“Bewilderbeast”

At the 3rd Annual Lower East Side Film Festival, happening now until June 23, there’s one particular evening when the crazy comes out. Or should we say… crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Get ready to take in some of cinema’s wild side with some especially bewildering film shorts during tonight’s (June 15) “Mind F*ck Night.”

“Bad Motherfucker” creates quite the scene for Biting Elbows’ first single, directed by its frontman, Russian director Ilya Naishuller. The guy’s been hailed the “next Quentin Tarantino” and this gnarly punk-infused tune’s crime-driven/stunt-slathered clip backs up such praise.

“Kill the Calories,” which nabbed the 2013 SXSW prize for “Best Music Video,” showcases the strange brilliance of Iranian-born, Los Angeles-based director Saman Keshavarz. This five-minute cut features the music of techno maven Vitalic and his 2012 single, “Stamina.” Folks, it’s a twisted work out video gone bad, but one can’t help but dance in the process.

Mind F*ck Nigh will see the premiere of Balder Skånström-Bo’s “Bewilderbeast.” Main character Mads finds himself up in arms over his aristocratic environment and its smothering picture-perfect parameters. When a doctor provides him the ultimate escape, that’s when things get really interesting. Get a glimpse of the gore below.

Other highlights include Lauren Lillie’s experimental short film, “The Caretaker.” The inspiration behind it is a particularly eye-catching costume by artist Morrisa Maltz, a unfurling, rich royal blue stunner that basically hypnotizes a normal woman and the life inside her apartment. “Use Your Head” (Gabriel Gomez & Julien Melendez) sees a writer combating writer’s block in, uh… only the most unique ways. You’ll shriek inside your head, no doubt. And “Showstopper” (Pamela Corkey) presents the relationship between an aspiring stage mom and her son, who ends up paralyzed after a freak baton accident.

The action kicks off at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Ave.) starting at 8pm. Tickets are $12 online and $15 at the door. For more on the festivities, check out the LES Film Festival’s site here.

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