Sydney's leading cult and underground film event, the Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF), is back for another year.
Across four September days, SUFF aims to blow Sydney's mind yet again with a diverse and whacked out line-up of wild, head-spinning feature films, killer music docos, tributes to cinematic heroes and a whole bunch of shorts.
A brand new programme will also be introduced featuring dedicated filmmaking workshops and the first ever Inhuman Screens conference.
Opening the festival this year is the hilarious, NZ sci-fi action-comedy, 'Mega Time Squad', about a bumbling, two-bit criminal stumbling upon an ancient time-travel device.
The 2018 Sydney Underground Film Festival will also feature cinematic treasures like the ground-breaking acid-Spaghetti Western, 'Let the Corpses Tan', the psychotropic, blood-drenched masterpieces, 'Revenge' and 'Tokyo Vampire Hotel', a bizarro-comedy starring Aubrey Plaza and Jemaine Clement, 'An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn' and newly restored classics 'Liquid Sky', Spirits of the Air, 'Gremlins of the Clouds'.
'The Magic Of Groo'
There will also be a special 30th anniversary screening of the cult classic 'Maniac Cop'.
'The Magic Of Groo' by Scott Christopherson is another stand-out this year, a hilarious yet sincere look at Stephen Groo as he seeks to remake his 2004 human/elf fantasy drama 'The Unexpected Race'.
The Inhuman Screens conference, hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney will focus on post-humanism in film with talks from Professor of Film and Television, Sean Cubbitt, and American academic, philosopher and cultural critic Steven Shaviro. They'll explore this theme in film along with other forms of digital culture.
Closing SUFF 2018 is 'Mandy', from writer-director Panos Cosmatos. Panos grinds up beloved genre tropes into a pulp and sculpts them into something completely new and totally unforgettable.Click here to buy tickets and view the full programme.
Sydney Underground Film Festival runs from 13-16 September.