For 21 years, Athens film collective Gonzoriffic has been serving up DIY films that capture the imagination and challenge preconceptions. Founded by Andrew Shearer, the collective has attracted actors, musicians and visual artists alike, coming together to create underground films. Since 2008, Ciné has hosted yearly showcase screenings of the collective’s work. Many of Gonzoriffic’s films feature decidedly feminist themes, feature women leads and avoid violence depicted against women. Put simply, Gonzoriffic makes films subversive in the sense that they fly in the face of traditional Hollywood. They are not meant to appeal to the male gaze, nor are they meant to be commercially successful. The films Gonzoriffic creates are sincere expressions of creativity, though often wrapped in horror and humor. This year’s showcase screening features plenty of new films, as well as a few as-yet-unseen footage from the Gonzoriffic vaults.
WHO: Gonzoriffic Underground Movie Show
WHEN: Dec. 2–3, 11 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $8
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