South Texas Underground Film Festival

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 at 10:00am

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi
7601 S Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78413

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STUFF, Alamo Drafthouse, 4 DAYS

South Texas Underground Film Festival(STUFF), is organized by artists of different mediums for artists of different mediums. (South Texas Underground Film(STUF)(Texas Non-Profit) and Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) / Del Mar College (DMC) Chapter(501c3).

4 days over 80 Films Screening at STUFF9 in the Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi!


Morning Shorts: 10:00am – 1:00pm:

Bag Your Face | Keith Eyrich. 20 min.
Buckle  up those frayed, ill-fitting seat belts and see the movie Film Maudit  2.0 declared “The highly questionable neighborhood traveling amusement  park ride you can’t get off of.

Under the lather | Ollivier Briand. 14 min. Texas Premiere
Ivan,  five years old, is forced to take his bath by his babysitter. Once in  the water, he discovers with horror, hidden under the lather, a  frightful creature that he will have to face.

Suspense | Jacob Burghart, Ben Burghart. 7 min. Texas Premiere
Having  survived a harrowing plane crash, an army pilot finds himself suspended  from a canopy of trees high above the forest floor by his parachute.  After making contact with his co-pilot on the ground, they realize that  something is stalking them in the dark.

Love Blood Pain | Magnum Borini. 11 min.
A  mysterious photographer wanders through the São Paulo nightlife, in  search for another subject for her work. An unusual encounter will lead  to a mix of feelings and sensations.

The Fox | Kate Murray. 15 min. USA Premiere
Su  inherits her childhood home after her mothers’ death and takes her  young daughter, Nari, and her partner Hamish, a police officer, to live  there.

Dolls | Francesca Pazniokas. 14 min. Texas Premiere
An up-and-coming YouTuber struggles to save her reputation after making a powerful enemy.

The Doe | Jennifer Lumbroso. 18 min.
Helene  is spending what seems to be a romantic week-end in French countryside  until she has an argument with her lover and gets furious. She decides  to flee away and finds herself into rural landscapes, clueless. Nature  takes back its rights. The hunt is open. Helen becomes « the doe » while  she encounters local characters.

WAFFLE | Carlyn Hudson. 11 min.
Kerry  is at a sleepover with the socially awkward, mysteriously orphaned  heiress Katie. Friendship--in a society that grows ever isolating--is  explored as Kerry learns the hard way that Katie always gets what she  wants.

Stucco | Janina Gavankar, Russo Schelling. 17 min.
This SXSW award winning short is reminiscent of slow burn horror of the 70s.
J  is trying and failing to move forward as the scars of old relationships  keep her trapped inside her new home. While hanging a piece of art, she  knocks a hole in her wall that reveals what might be a hidden room. Her  mind races to think what could be on the other side as she continues to  unravel.

Matinee Shorts: 2:00pm – 5:00pm:

The Pandemic Chronicles | Ya'Ke. 15 min.
An anthology series about love and grief during quarantine.

Heated | Echo Nguyen. 15 min.
A naive boy longs to lose his virginity to the girl of his dreams who is now a woman of the night.

The Moon and the Hummingbird | Luis Fernando Puente. 14 min. World Premiere
Alex  lives in a bunker surrounded by an uninhabitable world, but in order to  reunite with Beto, the love of her life, she will have to come face to  face with the dangers of the outside.

LUPE | Marisela Campos. 12 min.
A Mexican-American Woman struggles to come to terms with her husband’s new job at an Immigration Detention Center.

Yaax Che | Diego Ugalde . 19 min.
Set  during the Mayan empire “Yaax Che” tells the story of two twin brothers  sent on a quest to rescue the Princess of the Moon, they soon realize  there is someone after them. The ruler of the underworld Xibalba.

Bloom | Lucy Owens. 15 min.
Amateur  photographer Nora hires young male-model Des to do a risqué photoshoot  at a remote location in the Texas Hill Country. As strangers to each  other, they are free to be whoever they want; but when they are caught  trespassing on private property, reality comes crashing down.

Estranged | Samantha Siegel, Adam Siegel. 7 min. World Premiere
Unsettling  events transpire over Christmas during a Jewish boyfriend's  introduction to his girlfriend's judgmental German parents.

¡Come! (eat) | Lizette Barrera. 12 min.
Set  in Florida, a 12 year old Puerto Rican girl’s perspective changes when  she brings a popular dessert dish, Arroz con Leche, to a thanksgiving  event at her school and no one eats it.

Salting the Fly | Craig Mooneyham, Jacob Reynolds. 9 min. Texas Premiere
With  a precarious fate approaching, Danny, an autistic teenager, and his  older brother David perform a familiar childhood ritual to lighten the  gravity of their plight. As time runs out, however, the brothers must  leave their childhood behind to confront family demons, challenge futile  beliefs, and transcend communication barriers to find solace amidst  their crumbling world.

Hollowed | Cedric Thomas Smith. 24 min.
A terminal illness brings a couple back together and rekindles a love that had lost its way.

Night Feature with Shorts: 6:00pm – 9:00pm:

Sister Tempest | Joe Badon. 122 min.
Anne  Hutchinson's troubled relationship with her missing sister is under  alien tribunal. Meanwhile, her new roommate's mysterious illness causes  her to go on a cannibalistic killing spree.

Plays with:

Bananas Girl | Shayna Connelly. 7 min. Texas Premiere
Seven-year-old  Bananas Girl asserts her independence, perfects the art of the  non-sequitur and navigates the boundaries between herself and her mom.

Darling Pet Monkey | Jim McDonough. 9 min. Texas Premiere
In  1969, two young brothers ordered a monkey from an ad in the back of a  monster magazine. After the postal carrier delivered the box — things  got weird.

MidNight Shorts: 10:00pm – 1:00am:

I'm Gonna Make It | Jared Stults. 14 min.
A struggling young actor begins to find success after signing to a mysterious talent agency.

Inner-critic | Tara Tusher. 5 min. Texas Premiere
A heart broken woman battles her inner critic as she works on a potion to bring back her dead lover.

Paralysis | Caitlin Cooke. 19 min.
A  young woman represses her grief after hearing the news of her friend's  death. However, a manifestation of her guilt and regret begin to haunt  her each night.

Luminous | Than Niles. 11 min.
A  restless security guard, Lou, is forced to decide between his job at  the research facility and the fate of humanity when he is confronted by  the mysterious Dr. Sharp and the truth of what he is guarding.

Vampire foxes....from SPACE! | Kyle Murphy. 22 min.
Vampire foxes from space come to Earth in an effort to replenish a dwindling blood supply on their home planet.

Cold Blooded | Kidd Tommy. 27 min. Texas Premiere
Cold  Blooded follows the titillating tale of a scorned amateur herpetologist  who enacts a twisted revenge on her deadbeat guitarist ex. Despite  worst intentions, the plan backfires and instead leads to the rise of  Rex Komodo, a reptilian rock god with big hair and an even bigger  appetite for blood.

Real Bad Idiot | Alanah McKellar. 40 min.
Dirk  Harrellssonn, a freckled teenage virgin sporting a mullet, is  determined to lose his virginity to his high school crush, Tiny Beth.  When the spunky and relentless Chad Groper interrupts his feeble attempt  at seduction, Dirk seeks revenge in the most perverted way possible.

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