Feature tag: Richard Wolstencroft

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Monster looks at Muff 14

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Richard Wolstencroft has put together an exceptional program this year’s Melbourne Underground Film Festival (MUFF). His personal picks include: The Canyons, Thanatamorphose, The Late Men, Burn and The Joe Manifesto. Check out the descriptions below and cast your vote!

The Canyons was a late addition to the program this year, but will undoubtedly prove to be a big draw. Directed by Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Cat People) with a screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho), The Canyons is another hedonist trip through Los Angeles, punctuated by commentary on its deteriorating society. […]

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Who the MUFF is Richard Wolstencroft?

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When asked to describe himself, Richard Wolstencroft gives the answer you’d expect, “Hugely passionate about film in this country (Australia) and internationally”. “Complex” is his answer when we consider his relationships to the outside world!

An acclaimed director, Wolstencroft is best known for founding the Melbourne Underground Film Festival (that’s right, MUFF)! Coincidentally, MUFF emerged as a result of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) rejecting an early submission from Wolstencroft.

Pearls Before Swine wasn’t particularly violent or sadistic. It didn’t adhere to MIFFs particular criteria – it wasn’t government funded either.”

Pearls Before Swine (1999). Dir. Richard Wolstencroft

Pearls Before Swine (1999). Dir. Richard Wolstencroft

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