1. 14. ALCHEMY

(Dir. Brandon Polanco/USA/14:05)

  










  1. 15. SISTERS FIRE

(Dir. Vincent de Ghoulie/USA/25:23)








  1. 16.  MOVE!

(Dir. Geraerts/Netherlands/15:11)








  1. 17.  PROVERBIAL LUCK

(Dir. Dave Lojek and Steffi Sixdorf/Austria/5:00)

    










  1. 18.  A CLOWN

(Dir. Aurélia Raoull/France/11:15)

    







19.  THE BOUDOIR

(Dir. David Latreille/Canada/2:22)

    











20.  THE LAST CAKE OF CARLO CANTUCCIO

(Dir. Alexander Peskador/Austria/4:43)

    








21.  LIKE A MOTH

(Dir. Cyril Laucournet/France/13:30)

   








22.  MOSTLY USELESS

(Dir. Connor O’ Rourke/USA/5:48)

    







23.  THE RUXPINS

(Dir. Mike Chilson/USA/22:00)

   










24.  COLE THE ROBOT

(Dir. Benjamin T. Wilson/USA/7:07)

    






  1. 25. THE FUTURE IS SO BRIGHT

(Dir. Julien Eon/France/30:00)

   

2016






  1. 1.AMERICA ANTIAMERICA

    (Dir. Neil Needleman/USA/3:45)

   








  1. 2.LIFE IS PAIN

    (Dir. Tedd Hazard/USA/11:00)

   






  1. 3.ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

    (Dir. Bellopropello/Switzerland/2:26)

  









  1. 4.SUSPENSION

    (Dir. Neil Kendricks/USA/2:34)

   







  1. 5.STAINED

    (Dir. Phil Haine/UK/9:56)

   










  1. 6.MOUSSE

    (Dir. John Hellberg/Sweden/40:00)

   








7. SEPTEMBER SKETCH BOOK

(Dir. Ronnie Cramer/USA/7:44)

   










  1. 8.RIVER

(Dir. Stephanie Maxwell/USA/10:07)

   







  1. 9. INSECTARIUM

(Dir. Andreea Dobre/Romania/2:35)

   







  1. 10. BALLOON

(Dir. Kang Mengchi/Japan/5:49)

   







  1. 11. ART’S ROOM

(Dir. David Goodman/USA/5:00)

   









  1. 12. OF DUCKPINS AND DESTINIES

(Dir. Andy Kelemen and Mike Rubino/USA/8:00)











  1. 13. AFTER THE STORM

(Dir. Felix Tobin/USA/6:45)

   

HOME      SUBMISSIONS      ABOUT      TICKETS      BUSKOPOLIS FILMS      CONTACT

HOME      SUBMISSIONS      ABOUT      TICKETS      BUSKOPOLIS FILMS      CONTACT

A STUDY IN NONCONFORMITY

Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities 
coming to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Sept. 23-24, 2016

From the ethereal to the atrocious, a new film festival in the area is exploring some of the square pegs of movie history as well as the proud misfits of present-day filmdom who defy genre.

The Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities gathered up a juried selection of films from around the world and is unleashing them upon the public Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at The Clifton Theater, 717 Washington St., Huntingdon. 

Twenty-five short movies from 10 countries will share the Clifton screen with five feature films that explore the cinematic vision that come to light when filmmakers push against or outright rebel against convention.

“I think it's important to bring a curated collection of films to the public” festival director Tim Busko said. “It gives the audience a chance to experience something they might not have otherwise, in a venue and atmosphere most conducive to the theatrical experience. It's not something you can duplicate in your living room.”

Feature films screening for this first-ever festival were chosen from the expanse of movie history, representing shifts in technology and the types of tales that can be told through the camera’s lens.

Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking silent sci-fi epic “Metropolis” meets Ed Wood’s sci-fi misadventure “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice,” a most disquieting interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, meets “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,” a Dr. Seuss-scripted trip down a different kind of rabbit hole.

Then there’s Baltimore-based John Waters’ self-proclaimed celluloid atrocity “Multiple Maniacs,” recently restored to revolting glory and making its way around the country for its first-ever theatrical run to mock the “peace-and-love ethos of its era.” Waters’ second feature is, according to distributor Janus Films, “replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.”

“When you look at something like Multiple Maniacs, they’re working with barely a budget but outside of the studio system, which certainly gave them freedom,” Busko said. “Waters made movies he wanted to make, movies that weren’t like anything else.”

That idea, of filmmakers seeking out and breaking the boundaries, carries over into the short films appearing at the festival. In addition to films from the United States, including several from Pennsylvania, the Oddity Fest will screen the works of filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.

Busko said while all the films showcased during the festival are each bringing different styles and stories to the Clifton screen, they are share one thing in common.

“All the films selected for the festival, technically adept or inept, artistically inclined or declined, must meet one criteria. They must entertain -— and they do,” Busko said.


The festival thanks its supporters, including Dave Peoples and The Clifton Cinema Five, Boxer’s Cafe for sponsoring “Multiple Maniacs,” and the Iris Film Festival committee for sponsoring “Metropolis.”

A STUDY IN NONCONFORMITY


Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities 

coming to Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Sept. 23-24, 2016


From the ethereal to the atrocious, a new film festival in the area is exploring some of the square pegs of movie history as well as the proud misfits of present-day filmdom who defy genre.


The Buskopolis Festival of Cinematic Oddities gathered up a juried selection of films from around the world and is unleashing them upon the public Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, at The Clifton Theater, 717 Washington St., Huntingdon. 


Twenty-five short movies from 10 countries will share the Clifton screen with five feature films that explore the cinematic vision that come to light when filmmakers push against or outright rebel against convention.


“I think it's important to bring a curated collection of films to the public” festival director Tim Busko said. “It gives the audience a chance to experience something they might not have otherwise, in a venue and atmosphere most conducive to the theatrical experience. It's not something you can duplicate in your living room.”


Feature films screening for this first-ever festival were chosen from the expanse of movie history, representing shifts in technology and the types of tales that can be told through the camera’s lens.


Fritz Lang’s groundbreaking silent sci-fi epic “Metropolis” meets Ed Wood’s sci-fi misadventure “Plan 9 From Outer Space.” Czech animator Jan Svankmajer’s “Alice,” a most disquieting interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland, meets “The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T,” a Dr. Seuss-scripted trip down a different kind of rabbit hole.


Then there’s Baltimore-based John Waters’ self-proclaimed celluloid atrocity “Multiple Maniacs,” recently restored to revolting glory and making its way around the country for its first-ever theatrical run to mock the “peace-and-love ethos of its era.” Waters’ second feature is, according to distributor Janus Films, “replete with all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to one of cinema’s most memorably blasphemous moments.”


“When you look at something like Multiple Maniacs, they’re working with barely a budget but outside of the studio system, which certainly gave them freedom,” Busko said. “Waters made movies he wanted to make, movies that weren’t like anything else.”


That idea, of filmmakers seeking out and breaking the boundaries, carries over into the short films appearing at the festival. In addition to films from the United States, including several from Pennsylvania, the Oddity Fest will screen the works of filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.


Busko said while all the films showcased during the festival are each bringing different styles and stories to the Clifton screen, they are share one thing in common.


“All the films selected for the festival, technically adept or inept, artistically inclined or declined, must meet one criteria. They must entertain -— and they do,” Busko said.



The festival thanks its supporters, including Dave Peoples and The Clifton Cinema Five, Boxer’s Cafe for sponsoring “Multiple Maniacs,” and the Iris Film Festival committee for sponsoring “Metropolis.”

________________________________________________________________________________________

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM BLOCKS

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

buskopolis festival of cinematic oddities

©2017 Buskopolis Films, LLC