17th Chicago Underground Film Festival

9:30 Pm Theater Two Saturday, June 26

TELEVISION PERSONALITIES

THE COW WHO WANTED TO BE A HAMBURGER Bill Plympton, 6 min, video, 2010, USA A children’s fable about the power of advertising, the meaning of life and ultimately the test of a mother’s love. EVERYBODY Steve Reinke and Jessie Mott, 4 min, video, 2009, USA “Animals debate the sticky subject of body dysmorphia and the merits of reconstructive surgery in this short animation.” – Video Data Bank THIS IS MY SHOW Lori Felker, 15 min, video, 2009, USA

“Only the best in high definition gardening television.” – Lori Felker VAULT OF VAPORS George Kuchar, 10, min, video, 2009, USA

“One of my weather diary series out in Oklahoma. The tone is wistful, the surroundings wispy (with some puffs of pungency). The TV is on and the porcelain is smeared with some residue atrocity from a previous passion. But all is well as emptiness persists beyond the four walls of this prairie mausoleum.” – George Kuchar THE S FROM HELL Rodney Asher, 9 min, video, 2009, USA “A documentary-cum-horror film about the scariest corporate symbol in history: the 1964 Screen Gems logo, aka the “S from Hell.” Featuring interviews with survivors still traumatized from viewing the logo after shows like Bewitched or The Monkees, animation, found footage, and reenactments bring their stories to life.” – Rodney Asher WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? II Gregory Gutenko, 4 min, video, 2009, USA

“A short video art piece. He asks: What does it all mean?” – Gregory Gutenko PLEASANT SPECIAL FRIENDS NICE Pippa Possible and Crispin Rosenkranz, 2 min, Video, 2009 “Please avert your eyes” – Pippa Possible and Crispin Rosenkranz VOICE ON THE LINE Kelly Sears, 7 min, video, 2009, USA

“Enchanting operators, covert government plots, cold war paranoia and ordinary telephones forever changed how we got in touch with one another…” – Kelly Sears WOWIE Craig Webster and Florina Titz, 8 min, video, 2010 “A young postman, Wowie, spies on his love interest, Carina, while she does an aerobics routine. Later at a party he delivers an awkward performance involving spandex and hip-thrusts to impress her.” – Craig Webster PAUL AND THE BADGER EPISODE 6 Paul Tarrago, 13 min, Video, 009, United Kingdom

“Back to nature after a glut of technology, which leads to discussions of Henry David Thoreau, sexuality, and a moral dilemma.” – Paul Tarrago