CINE-EXCESS II : THE 2 ND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL CULT FILM TRADITIONS MOVES TO THE ICA 1 ST -3 RD MAY Cine-Excess II : the Second International Conference on Global Cult Film celebrates and re- evaluates some of the biggest trends, icons, auteurs and periods of global cult film production. Over the last decade there has been an explosion of critical interest around the global traditions, traits and themes of cult film. From Grindhouse to gross-out, kung fu to kitsch, blaxploitation to sexploitation, weird world cinema and beyond, Cine-Excess II will feature a 15 strand parallel conference structure which mixes discussion papers and plenary sessions with UK theatrical premieres of new cult movies and talks by leading cult filmmakers.
CINE-EXCESS II GUESTS OF HONOUR Roger Corman Scheduled Guest of Honour for Cine-Excess II include Roger Corman ( The Little Shop of Horrors , The Wild Angels , The Masque of the Red Death, The Trip Death and Race 2000 ), who will be the recipient of the first Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award. Further guests are currently being added. Please see the website www.cine-excess.co.uk for further details.
Cine-Excess II also features over 50 talks by leading international cult film critics and scholars on a wide variety of global cult film topics. Some of the speakers at Cine-Excess II will include Sir Christopher Frayling, Kim Newman, I.Q. Hunter, Ernest Mathijs, Darren Kerr, Brigid Cherry, Kevin Donnelly, Bill Osgerby, David Sanjek, Mark Bould, Julian Savage, Nick Heffernan, Leon Hunt, Mark ... more.
Goodall, Patricia MacCormack, Jamie Sexton, Dean Lockwood, Emily Wilczek, Steve Rawle, Mary Ainslie, Daniel Martin, Adam Locks, Daryl Perrins, Jenny Barrett, Eve Bennett, Darren Elliot, Tim Snelson, Aga Skrodzka-Bates, Tamao Nakahara and Julian Petley.
Discussions and Panels for the three days are as below. Please note some programmes may be subject to change, please see the website www.cine-excess.co.uk for further details. 1 DAY 1 3 Thurs 1 May 11am REGISRATION 12.30 Opening Introduction: Xavier Mendik 1pm Cult Case Studies 1: ICA CINEMA I.Q.
Hunter (De Montfort University) Exploitation as adaptation: imitation, theft, rip- off and parody in Jaws ploitation films from Gums to Deep Blue Sea Alexander Zahlten (University of Mainz) Time Shifting the Yakuza 3 Straight-to-Video Japanese Gangster Films and the Problematic of National Time Julian Savage (Brunel University) The Lost Cult of Wake in Fright : The Return of Outback Horror Cult Case Studies 2: ICA THEATRE Kate Egan, (Uni of Wales, Aberystwyth) The Shemp Effect: The Evil Dead and the Cult Potential of Independent Film-making Mariano Paz (University of Manchester) Cultos Latinos : independent cult co- productions in contemporary Argentine cinema Ernest Mathijs (Uni of British Columbia) cLet 9s Do the Time Warp Again d: Time Travel and Nostalgia in (the reception of) Cult Cinema. 3pm British Cult Traditions: ICA CINEMA Dr Adam Locks (University of Chichester) Anglo Argento: A critical reassessment of the films of Norman J. Warren Daryl Perrins (The University of Glamorgan) Avant-Trash or When Cult went to College: British counter-cultural cinema of the early 1970 9s and the arthouse/grindhouse crossover.
Darren Kerr (Southampton Solent University) The Return of a Repressed Horror Heritage: Notes Towards New British Horror Cult Auteurs: ICA THEATRE Russ Hunter (University of Aberystwyth ) 8Didn 9t you used to be Dario Argento? 9 Film reception and the cult insulation trajectory Maria Seijo-Richart (University of Leeds) Chano Piñeiro, the one and only Galician filmmaker Andrew Patrick Nelson (University of Exeter) Carpenter Comes cAlive d (or, What Howard Hawks Can Tell us about Prince of Darkness and They Live ) Terence McSweeney (University of Essex) The Land of the Dead and the Home of the Brave: Romero 9s vision of a Post 9/11 America. 5pm End 3 Public Evening Screenings & Events optional 3 advance booking required 6.30pm The New Splatpack : Leading film critic Kim Newman hosts a panel discussion with the hottest figures of new Brit horror talent.
ICA CINEMA 8.45pm SPECAIL PREVIEW P2 ICA CINEMA DAY 2 3 Friday 2 May 2 10am Grindhouse: New Stateside Sensations ICA CINEMA Marco Grosoli (Bologna University) Death Proof and Deleuze Barbara Maio (University Roma 3) Buried Alive: The Small Screen Experience of Quentin Tarantino Mike C. Vienneau (University of Quebec) The Deceptive Justifications of Gorno Techno Cults: ICA THEATRE Maria Mellins (St Mary 9s University College) Issues of identity and performance in online social networks and face-to-face environments Rachel Mizsei Ward (Uni of East Anglia) cEverything Jules Verne could have written. Everything HG Wells should have written.
Everything A Conan Doyle thought of but never published 3 because it was too fantastic. d Introducing steampunk genre& Gérard Kraus (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) The Cult of the Dice: Instances and representation of Roleplaying Games on Film 12 noon Cult Sounds: Modes of Musical Mayhem ICA CINEMA Brigid Cherry (St Mary 9s Uni College, Twickenham ) From Cult to Subculture: Re-imaginings of cult texts in alternative music video. James MacDowell (The University of Warwick) Crazier than a Fish with Titties d: 8Naïve 9 and 8Del Trapped in the Closet K.J.Donnelly (University of Southampton) The Psychedelic Occult: Performance (1970) through the Lens of Their Satanic Majesties Request Cult TV Past and Present Tom Steward (University of Warwick) 8For those whose taste in art leads to the bizarre& 9: The mystery of the missing Night Gallery Eve Bennett (Brunel University) When Starbuck becomes 8Stardoe: 9 Reimagining Cult TV David Shaerf ( University of Exeter) The Tangible Imaginary: Exploring the Liminal Spaces of Heroes 2.30pm That 9s La Morte: Italian Cult Traditions ICA CINEMA Alexia Kannas (Monash University) From Video Nasty to DVD art film: Tracing Italian Giallo Cinema Mark Goodall (University of Bradford) Death in Haiti : the emergence of the pseudo- mondo film Harald Steinwender (Johannes-Gutenberg- University) Ultra-Corpi 3 The Über-bodies of the Italian postwar Peplum -cycle: From Pietro Francisci's Le Fatiche di Ercole (1957) to Sergio Leone's Il Colosso di Rodi (1962) The Cult of Corman ICA THEATRE Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University) The Necrosexual Films of Corman: The Seductive Woe of Poe Nick Heffernan (The University of Northampton) Corman 9s Counterculture Trilogy David Sanjek (University of Salford) Corman 9s Children 4.30pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Sir Christopher Frayling 8Once Upon a Time in Italy 9 with introduction by Prof Chris Jenks (VC, Brunel University) ICA CINEMA 5.30pm The King of Cult: Roger Corman on Stage to receive his Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award ICA CINEMA 6.30pm End 3 Public Evening Screenings & Events optional 3 advance booking required 7.15pm UK PREMIERE TIMBER FALLS - ICA CINEMA 9pm End 3 4 DAY 3 3 Sat 3 May 10am Arthouse Atrocities Jamie Sexton (Uni of Wales, Aberystwyth) Stranger than Paradise and Offbeat Independence Thomas R.
Britt (George Mason University) Born Again: Images and narratives of rebirth in Shock Cinema Dean Lockwood & Emily Wilczek (University of Lincoln) Beyond Good and Evil: The Will to Jouissance in Cult and Avant-Garde Cinema Eduardo Abrantes (New University of Lisbon) Too Long, Too Loud, Too Much 3 Synaesthetic Shock and Cruel Detail Asian Invasion Mary Ainslie (Manchester Metropolitan University) 8Spectacle 9, 8Excess 9 and Contemporary Thai Horror Steve Rawle, (York St John University), cI am Iron Man d: Shinya Tsukamoto 9s Tetsuo and the New Kaiju Eiga Daniel Martin (University of East Anglia) Categorising Cult: The Reputation and Reception of Save the Green Planet! Nicola Woodham (Brunel University) African Horror-Trash 3 Recycling and Transmogrification . 12.30pm I Know What You Starred in Last Summer ICA THEATRE Rebekah Smith (Uni of Wales, Aberystwyth) Zoë Bell: Death Proof 9s 8Kick Ass 9 Cult Icon Mark Bould (Uni of the West of England) The Bald and the Beautiful: The performativity of Billy Zane Leon Hunt (Brunel University) 8Would you give a home to a girl like Luci (or Angel)?
9 Linda Hayden as Cult Star. Grossed Out:Cult Genders Aga Skrodzka-Bates (Clemson University) Seeking Female Pleasure in La Bête : The Art of Reanimation Darren Elliot ( University of Hertfordshire) 8 Gaysploitation Horror : Devil Daddies and Final Boyz 9 Tim Snelson (University of East Anglia) 8Flesh of Rapturous Beauty!...Fury of an Untamed Beast! 9: The Female Transmutation Cycle, Home Front Horrors, and the 8Femme 9 Cult Connoisseur.
3pm Cine Sexcess Jenny Barrett (Edge Hill University) Mistresses, Madams and Super-Heroes: The Rising Affection for the Dominatrix Tamao Nakahara (Independent Scholar) Masculinity and the Middle: Gender in 1970s Italian Sex Comedies Bill Osgerby (London Metropolitan University) Pages of Filth: From Teaserama to Bondage Queen Julian Petley (Brunel University) Whatever Sexcess Next? 5pm Closing Statements and Thanks 5.30pm End 3 Public Evening Screenings & Events optional 3 advance booking required 6.15pm UK PREMIERE: MIND FLESH Introduced by Robert Pratten 8.15pm SPECIAL EVENT: ROGER CORMAN and GUESTS in conversation followed by Summer Scars 9.45pm EXCLUSIVE UK RE-EDIT SUMMER SCARS Introduced by Julian Richards