To celebrate our 10th edition and make the most of this new Virtual format, we have this year quadrupled the size of our film programme.
Film will run roughly from 11pm-Midnight UK time Monday-Fridays and 2.30-4.30pm UK time Saturday and Sunday.
Once again, our film programme is produced and presented by Hasan Gaylani and Joe Murray.
Monday 28 September
WHO IS DAVID TIBET?
Directed by Tony Reyes, 2019
David Tibet, a British poet, artist, and founder of the music group Current 93, filmed in the days before the opening of his first ever art exhibition in America, titled “Invocation of Almost” showcasing a large selection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures reflecting Tibet’s interest and study of Coptic and Akkadian texts, shamanism, and spirituality.
NURSE WITH WOUND: THE EYE
Directed by Jon Whitney, 2004
This isn’t the be-all end-all documentary of Nurse With Wound, but an intimate look at the home and life of Steven Stapleton, the man behind the band. Enjoy some relax time on the farm.
Tuesday 29 September
ANTON LAVEY – INTO THE DEVIL’S DEN
Directed by Carl Abrahamsson, 2019
Anton LaVey was many things to many people: musician, magician, writer, wild animal trainer, police photographer, film buff, founder of a magical group, and possibly of a new religion, and yes… He was a Satanist: Who was this enigmatic “American Adversary”?
Wednesday 30 September
VICKY LANGAN & MAX LE CAIN NIGHT
TUSK stalwart Vicky Langan and her long-term filmic collaborator Max Le Cain present a night of their films beaming directly from Cork, Republic of Ireland. Langan/Le Cain films may be haunting, are often intimate and hypnotic but are always beautiful.
Thursday 1 October
NOTHING CAN TURN US INTO A VOID – AN ART APART: PEOPLE LIKE US
Directed by Carl Abrahamsson, 2015
British artist Vicki Bennett’s work within the project called “People Like Us” takes you on a journey into a world where literally anything can happen. Using her skills as an editor and a great sense of humour, she lets you roam through a world of imagination filled with contrasts and chance encounters between the past and the present.
Friday 2 October
Directed by Ingrid Plum 2020
Vocal Improviser and film-maker Ingrid Plum presents a one-off screening of her latest film Caesura. The third in a series of films exploring the relationship between landscape and memory. Ingrid’s soundtrack, largely created from mouth and breath sounds, reacts and merges with the rounded visual forms to create a uniquely powerful experience.
Directed by Phil Begg 2019
Better known as Hapsburg Braganza or the ringmaster of the loose-knit Midnight Doctors Phil Begg offers this mesmerising portrait of elemental simplicity. Take twelve minutes to lose yourself totally in the cracking embers.
PRIME HOMOSEXUAL REAL ESTATE
Directed by Mark Wardlaw 2020
What’s going on in Mark Wardlaw’s (AKA Kenosist) head? These cracked and demented visual missives are in turn funny, frightening and thought provoking. Expect violent colour and migraine-inducing glitchcore.
Jon Marshall 2020
Huge guttural chunks of vision churned into spicy butter? And yet still cool and subdued. A watcher watching. Then the details become hazy like week old sky-writing.
Directed by Hector Aponysus 2020
A deep dive into one of the North East’s least understood folk musics – Makina! Hector Aponysus’ approach to this brash, bouncy and incredibly niche rave offshoot shows the love, understanding and generosity the DJs, MCs and fans have for each other and this marvellously hedonistic sound. Watch and have your preconceptions challenged!
Saturday 3 October
SOUND CAGE: APORTRAIT OF KATALIN LADIK
Directed by Igor Buharov 2015
TUSK are proud to present this scintillating portrait of Hungary’s wildest Sound Poet Katalin Ladik. In this film Buharov shows Ladik’s un-ending creativity and influence on the performance art world throughout the 60s, 70s and beyond using language as timely thought bombs and movement as political statement. (English Subtitles)
DOUBLE LANGUAGE/LANGUAGE DOUBLE
Directed by Anton Lukoszevieze 2017
Shown back-to-back Lukoszevieze’s Double Language and Language Double reveal juddering ciphers of an over spilling text, a handwritten incantation that revels in its own looping strangeness and beauty.
HOW TO COOK A QUEEN, THE GOATS’ FAR OUT FILM
Directed by Jorge Mario Zuleta 2019
Costa Rica’s jungle psychedelics folded into stream of consciousness image collapse. Sense nodes are tweaked until they throb.
Sunday 4 October
JUST FOR THE RECORD: CONVERSATIONS WITH AND ABOUT ‘BLUE’ GENE TYRANNY
Directed by David Bernabo 2020
Piano genius ‘Blue’ Gene Tyranny has added his magic pinkies to artists as diverse as Robert Ashley to Iggy Pop. This heart-warming film follows ‘Blue’ Gene’s career as composer, improviser and ivory-philosopher with a whole bunch of special guests. WORLD PREMIERE.
VARIOUS SHORT FILMS
Directed by Filthy Turd circa 2005
A sopping wet eye-assault from the mysterious Filthy Turd. Disappeared for many years this vintage VHS tape displays FTs trademark judderly fuss and cracked laughter. Leave your expectations at the door.
PACALIRTE GREEN PARTY IN RICHMOND
Directed by Markus Taylor Unknown date
The legendary Argentine trio, Reynolds , play as a cheeky duo on this live happening. This hop-scotch for the soul will make you smile. For this performance Miguel makes an appearance on the astral plane only.
Monday 5 October
BURSELM CRYPT NIGHT
Directed Andy Jarvis and Dai Coelacanth 2020
There’s strange things afoot in Burselm. “Stick to the paths. Keep off the moor.” Like greasy celluloid smeared with liquid soot. Six short nightmares to keep your dreams less sweet.
Tuesday 6 October
BOB COBBING/MOVIE TRIVIA/HYPNOPEDAGOGY
Directed by tENTITAVELYaCONVINIENCE 1991 – 1994
Painstakingly handcrafted film wonk from the underground’s most prolific film maker. All cut-up but far from bewildering, like a strict educational video screened with no prior explanation.
Wednesday 7 October
INSPECTOR FOGG NIGHT
(dir. Inspector Fogg)
Two episodes – Portalis and The Ratler
Directed by Wayne Lancaster 2019
An Inspector Fogg double bill. Two episodes of noir-esque, psycho-geographic ramble from the redoubtable Inspector Fogg. His third-eye questioning foxes a cornucopia of North East Underground talent. You are invited to take a step into the Fogg zone – if you dare.
Thursday 8 October
Directed by Stephan Williamson Fa 2019
Think you know about the guitar? Think again! This fascinating documentary focuses on the wild, wild, wild guitars of Azerbaijan. Inspired by traditional genres, such as the courtly mugham and the songs and tunes of ashiq bards, these guitarists have developed a unique and wonderful sound. (English Subtitles)
THE TWO MIDDLE FINGERS
Directed by Naval Cassidy with narration from Malcy Duff 2020
In collaboration with his friend Malcy, Naval made this video by following Malcy’swords. It was recorded one night in the Deep River forest as Malcy, on the telephone, spins a tale within two tales. Naval’s collection of objects seem to grow out of the earth and through the leaves as the evening passes. The stories are perfectly believable; what happens in the forest, not necessarily.
Directed by Wouter&JoppeVenema , music by Marijn Verbiesen 2018
Wouterand JoppeVenema along with Marijn Verbiesen AKA compact cassette destroyer RED BRUT weaves us a flickering, jittering landscape of animated infinity marbles.
Friday 9 October
SIR RICHARD BISHOP FILM NIGHT
An evening of devilish magic with some short SRB films, some in collaboration with W. David Oliphant, as well as his 30 minute epic God Damn Religion: a mind melting mess making you doubt your sanity and that of your fellow humans.
Saturday 10 October
THE COMPLETE WORKS: A FILM BASED ON THE WORKS OF bpNICHOL
Directed by Justin Stephenson 2015
Canadian concrete and sound poet bpNichol explodes with energy and infectious enthusiasm in this wonderful documentary. 15 years in the making, The Complete Works projects the letters, words and images of Nichol’s poetry direct into your brain pan. Derek Beaulieu, Poet Laureate of Calgary
Directed by Adam De La Cour& Neil Luck 2012
Schwitters’ imposing sound poetry masterpiece, Ursonate is tackled by Adam De La Cour and Neil Luck in an outrageous, slapstick and highly inventive recital. Revel in the duck-quack ‘mpifftillff too’.
SINTI BOTUVA TAPES
Directed by various / various film dates
Originally compiled for the huge box set ‘Minecxio Emanations’ this hen’s-teeth-rare live and studio gonzo footage shakes the central synapse courtesy of those other-worldly troubadours – Reynols!
Sunday 11 October
ENCANDILAN LUCES, viajepsicotrópico con Los SíquicosLitoraleños
Directed by Alejandro Gallo Bermúdez 2019
Making the Pink Floyd look like sharp-dressed mods Los Síquicos rock the rural psych vibe in a tale of wide-eyed wonder and unreliable narration. Their unclassifiable ragamuffin skronk brings the freaks to the fair.
ACID MOTHERS REYNOLS: LIVE AND BEYOND
Directed by Alejandro Maly 2020
Wha? Acid Mothers Temple and Reynols live and in the studio? Jammin’ good? You bet. The total rock doc you always dreamed about. Perfect and beautiful maaaaan!