Madsen Minax; 2016; USA; 98 min.
Reminiscent of the works of David Lynch and John Waters, KAIROS DIRT & THE ERRANT VACUUM connects a group of mystical misfits as a trans-worldly being invades the characters’ dreams. Television monitors, radio frequencies, and orifices all become portals to a mysterious dimension, revealing an alternate realm of shameless, subconscious desires. Using an unearthly, genderless apparition and fantastic, carnal dreamscapes, director Madsen Minax invites you to question what is self, what is other, and what we must give up to become something else. Awarded Best Feature at the 2016 Indie Memphis Film Festival.
Content Warning: Nudity/Non-Explicit Sexual Situations
Co-presented by Capitol Cider
Opening Short: REBELLIOUS ESSENCE (UPORNI DUH)
Ana Cigon; 2017; Slovenia; 5 min.
This kaleidoscopic animation follows a psychedelic genderfluid cat requesting a passport at the Office of the Ministry for Cat Affairs, only to be met by the bureaucratic nightmare of clerks demanding to know the cat’s gender.