Perth’s Revelation Film Festival 2012 Program Announced

Your Sister's Sister

Revelation Film FestivalThe 2012 program for the Perth International Revelation Film Festival, showing nightly from 5 to 15 July 2012 at The Astor Theatre in Perth, Western Australia has been announced in full. It’s only two weeks to go, so get your

Opening with Mark Duplass’ Your Sister’s Sister, the festival will also see a number of international guests make their way to WA. Crispin Hellion Glover (Back to the Future, Charlie’s Angels, The People Vs. Larry Flynt, The Doors) will be a featured guest. Joining Glover will be iconic Australian comedienne, Judith Lucy as Revelation’s inaugural Patron alongside national and international filmmakers, musicians, screen artists, academics and distributors.

Some of the highlights include France’s Livid, the Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated, a celebration of comic super heroines in Wonder Women ! The Untold Story of American Superheroines and a film about film fandom simply title Buff. That’s one for us lovers of film, surely.

Head over to the Revelation Film Festival site to view the full program, and grab a ticket or fifteen.

Narrative Features

25th Reich (Australia) B-movie mayhem as five heroes travel through time to kick Nazi ass!

Archeo (Slovenia) Three individuals gradually come together in the empty, strangely uncanny landscape.

Livid (Livide) (France) Described as painfully beautiful, this is supernatural, gothic horror at its best.

Love (aka Angels & Airwaves Present Love) (USA) Driven by the powerful music of Angels & Airwaves, Love explores the fundamental human need for connection and the limitless power of hope.

My Brothers (Ireland) A poignant road movie that follows three young brothers as they search for a watch for their dying father.

Rampart (USA) Follows the tribulations of renegade LA cop Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) as he faces his career’s biggest challenge.

The Caretaker (Australia) So begins an uneasy alliance that soon threatens to fall apart.

The Color Wheel (USA) Voted the #1 best undistributed movie of 2011 by the Village Voice & Indiewire.

The Trouble With Bliss (USA) A coming-of-age dramedy about Morris Bliss, a 35-year-old who should have come of age a long time ago.

The Whisperer In Darkness (USA) Filmed on location in New England in Mythoscope™ by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, The Whisperer in Darkness treats audiences to a cinematic thrill not felt since the Hoover administration.

Those Who Kill: Shadows of the Past (Denmark) Opening with a late-night mass shooting on a bus, this tense Danish thriller takes the audience on a journey deep into the black heart of darkness.

Yakuza Weapon (Japan) Wild, violent, bloody, hyperactive science fiction action mayhem!

Your Sister’s Sister (USA) Focuses on the relationships between a trio of friends staying at a remote cabin.


Documentary Features

Bad Brains: A Band in DC (USA) Bad Brains combine hardcore punk and reggae and influenced two generations of musicians, this blistering documentary tells their story.

Battle For Brooklyn (USA) A David versus Goliath tale of a Brooklyn community fighting for its very survival against the bulldozers of urban development.

Beauty Is Embarrassing (USA) A glorious, joyous, irreverent yet utterly essential and deeply inspiring documentary following the life of free thinking designer, artist, and puppeteer Wayne White.

Buff (Australia) A pure celebration of cinema!

Eames: The Architect and the Painter (USA) An absorbing portrait of husband and wife team Charles and Ray Eames whose visionary designs defined modernism and defined the second-half of the twentieth century.

Golden Slumbers (Le sommeil d’or) (France and Cambodia) An exceptional and moving portrait of the once lively and joyous Cambodian film industry told by the few surviving directors and actors.

Last Days of the Arctic (Iceland and Germany) Following photographer Ragnar Axelsson as he journeys through the arctic documenting the lives and landscapes he sees, this award winning film offers a rare and hauntingly beautiful glimpse into the frozen north.

Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (USA) Artist Marina Abramovic has a three month retrospective at MOMA, this absorbing documentary explores her career and the unveiling of her latest work at the gallery.

Mongolian Bling (Australia) Discovering the roots of hip hop in the heart of Asia.

Paul Williams Still Alive (USA and Philippines) Lifelong Paul Williams fan Stephen Kessler wants to make a film exploring his idol, what follows is a search for his own Rainbow Connection.

Shock Head Soul (Netherlands and UK) A visually stunning, lavish and in parts experimental docu-drama exploration of Judge Schreber’s Memoirs of My Mental Illness.

Surviving Progress (USA) From the makers of The Corporation, with executive production from Martin Scorsese, Surviving Progress is a stunningly visual documentary based in the best seller A Short History of Progress. “Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.”

The Imposter (UK) A young Frenchman convinces a grieving Texas family that he is their missing 16- year-old son.

The Interrupters (USA) Steve (Hoop Dreams) James and Alex (There Are No Children Here) Kotlowitz’s powerful documentary of violence and redemption in Chicago’s mean streets.

The Sheik and I (USA) Invited to make a film by a Middle eastern Biennale Caveh Zahedi (I Am A Sex Addict) turns his camera on all around him, the results are bewildering, funny and terrifying…

The Substance: Albert Hofmann’s LSD (Switzerland) 1943, and while war ravaged Europe, in neutral Switzerland, Basel chemist Albert Hofmann made a discovery that would change the world.

Undefeated (USA) Oscar winning documentary about the ultimate underdog high school football team.

Vigilante Vigilante: The Battle For Expression (USA) Graffiti has long decorated the urban landscape, but it has new adversaries in the figures of self-appointed anti-graffiti vigilantes. These lone individuals are dedicated to keeping the environment free of all street art, posters, tags and graffiti.

Way of the Morris (UK) For these are the lands of my forefathers. And these are the dances of my ancestors.

Wonder Women ! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (USA) Part celebration and part exploration of the superheroine as both a cultural icon and an inspirational figure.