Yesterday, our correspondents on the East Coast gave us an overview of the New York Asian Film Festival which is happening in early July. A film festival that’s happening a closer in time and space to the VCinema headquarters here on the West Coast is SF Indiefest’s 8th Another Hole in the Head Film Festival whose opening party was just last night. Provided everyone survives their post-party hangovers (don’t worry, they will!), the film portion of the festival will run from today through June 17th with all screenings happening at the Roxie located at 3117 16th St. between Mission and Guerrero in San Francisco.
Another Hole in the Head is the City’s own grindhouse film festival, an interesting mix of down home local and international genre film. This year’s festival continues in the same spirit as past festivals with standouts being Jalmari Helander’s much talked about Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010), schlockmeister Uwe Boll’s controversial Auschwitz (2010) and Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2010), Michael Biehn’s The Victim (2011), local filmmaker Sean Cain’s Breath of Hate (2011), a mini-Mothra retrospective with separate 35mm screenings of Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) and the original Mothra (1961), a top secret screening on June 10th, and lots more.
Our own coverage here at VCinema will concentrate on the Singaporean haunted hospital film, Haunted Changi (2010) as well as the chibi-barrage of Sushi Typhoon films that the festival is bringing over: Karate Robo Zaborger(2011), Helldriver (2010), and Yakuza Weapon (2011) which, interestingly, is making its North American premiere at the festival. Take that New York!
For more information about Another Hole in the Head film festival or tickets visit www.sfindie.com