2003 Festival – The 10th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival

KINETIC SANDWICH Eric Dyer Experimental 3:00 Video 2003 A journey to the center of your lunch.

OVERMODULATED MARRIAGE

Matthew Silver Short 15:00 Video 2003 This darkly comedic, emotionally violent and highly stylized film that will rip your heart out and then squish it into a pulp. From the director of 2001’s Mother and Son.

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE

Leon Grodski Documentary 6:30 Video 2002 In mad monologue, toothless, shirtless, filled with song and spit, a man speaks out in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attack like a barometer of the times.

WHY WOULD ANYONE DO ANYTHING? (AKA BURRITO BABY)

Gym Jones Short 5:00 Video 2003 Chicago WORLD PREMIERE A begrudgingly pregnant teen is out to make her dead boyfriend and anti-abortion mother pay for ruining her life. Inspired by a burrito, her plan takes an unexpected turn when it ends up working a little too well.

BROKEN CONDOM

Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland Documentary 12:35 Video 2003 WORLD PREMIERE What if, despite your most diligent efforts to the contrary, you discovered you were about to become a parent? Would circumstantial evidence and a vast degree of paranoia lead you to suspect your partner of sabotage? Explore the above as Andrew Gurland attempts to prove his wife’s deception.

YOUR OWN PERSONAL CHEERLEADER

RNR Experimental 4:00 Video 2003 The Netherlands WORLD PREMIERE “Real American cheerleaders” wander the streets of Rotterdam searching for those that need motivation to turn a “day of chores into cheers.”

I WAS A QUALITY OF LIFE VIOLATION

Nick Zedd Short 35:00 Video 2003 Elf-eared sex symbol for the insane Rev.Jen plays an elderly woman whose search for her missing dog leads her on an odyssey plagued by sadistic goth kids, crazed Guardian Angels, hacky-sack wielding hippies, perverted construction workers and brutal cops. Hysterically illustrates the cruelty of NYC, with an ending you will NOT see coming. “Nick Zedd makes violent, naked, perverted art films from Hell- he’s my kind of director!”  – John Waters “Nick Zedd’s films are legendary – he is a truly seminal figure in the New York underground.”br>  – Jim Jarmusch