Santa Fe’s Only Annual Film Festival Presents a Range of Comedic Films

This year's Santa Fe Independent Film Festival features comedies, animations and dark comedies that are guaranteed to have you leaving the theater with a smile.

Date October 11, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Author Staff

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Entertainment & Nightlife Festivals

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This year's Santa Fe Independent Film Festival features comedies, animations and dark comedies that are guaranteed to have you leaving the theater with a smile. The Indie Fest presents screenings of a range of adult films for comedy lovers  that includes the New Mexico Premieres of Ass Backwards, GBF (Gay Best Friend), Pig Death Machine, The Bounceback, Feeding Mr. Baldwin, Teddy Bears and Suicide Shop.

The hilarious writing duo and stars of Ass Backwards will be in the house. June Diane Raphael (Burning Love, Year One) and Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, SNL) will be in attendance to introduce the film and for a Q&A afterwards. Ass Backwards is an R-rated female buddy comedy about two best friends (Kate and Chloe) who embark on a cross country trip back to their hometown to attempt to win a pageant that eluded them as children. SFIFF Closing night film on Sunday, October 20th at 7 p.m will be screened at CCA.  

GBF (Gay Best Friend) by director Darren Stein (Jawbreaker) is a teen comedy about the hottest trend in high schools across the nation, the G.B.F. What happens after Tanner is outed by his classmates and receives the title "gay best friend" for three high school queen bees?  A hilarious twists on a classic high school comedy, 21st-century style. GBF premieres in New Mexico on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 pm

Local Santa Fean and underground film legend and director Jon Moritsugu brings Pig Death Machine, produced and starring Amy Davis, his partner in life and films, to this year's SFIFF. After eating undercooked, parasite-laden piggy, a brainless hottie played by Amy Davis is transformed into a dangerous genius. While across town, a punky-buxom-botanist-babe eats the same meat and is endowed with the supernatural ability to "hear" her specimens. Pig Death Machine shows on Saturday, October 19th at 9:30pm at CCA.  Moritsugu and Davis will be in attendance.

The Bounceback was a hit at South by Southwest, and the comedy about love and revenge makes its New Mexico debut on Friday, October 18th at 7:30 p.m. at CCA and is screened there again on Saturday, October 19th at 9 p.m. In The Bounceback, two ex-couples end up in Austin, Texas on the same weekend as an Air Sex Tournament. Their stories intertwine as each ex-lover stumbles upon possible new beginnings and opportunities for sweet, sweet revenge.

Cast & Crew will be in attendance for Feeding Mr. Baldwin at CCA on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30 p.m. In Feeding Mr. Baldwin, a house sitter bites off more than he can chew when a dead body mysteriously shows up at the estate he's watching. Desperate to make a good impression, he convinces an old friend to help him clean up the mess before the wealthy homeowner returns.

Teddy Bears, the directorial debut of Thomas Beatty features Gillian Jacobs (Community), Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings),  David Krumholtz (Newsweek, Harold & Kumar) , Melanie Lynskeye (Two and a Half Men, Perks of Being a Wallflower), and Ned Beatty (Deliverance). In Teddy Bears, three couples head to the desert to help their friend heal after the death of his mother. They are unaware that he is going to make a sexual proposition to the group, and a series of comedic mishaps ensues when he reveals his intent. Teddy Bears is shown on Saturday October, 19th at 4pm and Friday October 18th at 1pm

Suicide Shop had its international premiere at Cannes Film Festival. This funny and dark animated film is about the members of a family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life, but they find it hard to focus on their business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family. Putting a damper on the Suicide Shop's business. Suicide Shop's New Mexico premiere is on Friday, October 18th at 8pm at the newly-opened Jean Cocteau Theatre, and is screened again on Sunday, October 20th, at 3 p.m. at CCA.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the only annual film festival in Santa Fe, and this year, it will present over 100 films and events at its 5-day fest from October 16th through 20th, including over 80 films ranging from comedies, dramas, and documentaries to animation and shorts. Along with a full program of film events, educational workshops, panels, lectures and a live reading of Chris Eyres newest film in development, a live performance by John Waters, the New Mexico premiere of the documentary Tapia, and a contemporary Native Fashion Show - Fashion Heat curated by Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Director of the Pablita Velarde Museum of Women in the Arts) and co-sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA) at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa, and an exciting schedule of parties and after-parties celebrating film in New Mexico at Santa Fe's hottest gathering spots. Go to www.SantaFeIndependent.com for a full schedule. Purchase SFIFF tickets at The Lensic Box Office, www.ticketssantafe.org, or call The Lensic at #505 988-1234.

Buy Tickets for Comedies at The 5th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival at these links:

G.B.F. on Thursday, October 17th at 7:30 pm, buy tickets here http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2287

The Bounceback on Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm at CCA buy tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2301 and Saturday October 19th at 9pm at CCA tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2302

Teddy Bears on Friday, October 18th at 1pm at CCA buy tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2299  and Saturday, October 19th at 4pm

 

buy tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2300

 

Suicide Shop on Friday, October 18th at 8 p.m. at Jean Cocteau Theatre at  http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2297 and  Sunday, October 20th at 3pm at CCA at http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2298

Feeding Mr. Baldwin on Saturday, October 20th at 7:30pm at CCA buy tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2302

Pig Death Machine on Saturday October 19th at 9:30pm buy tickets here: http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2296

Ass Backwards on Sunday, October 20th at 7 p.m. at CCA Cinematheque http://www.ticketssantafe.org/tsf/event_calendar/detail/2281

From a Santa Fe Independent Film Festival press release...

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