Features, Burn, Muff 14, Muff 2013, Richard Wolstencroft, Thanatamorphose, The Blind Alley, The Canyons, The Joe Manifesto, The Last Days of Joe Blow, The Late Men
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. […] Read more
Heart of Lightness, Melbourne Underground Film Festival, Pearls Before Swine, Richard Wolstencroft, The Act of Killing, The Beautiful and the Damned, The Second Coming
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