Between appearing in supporting roles in General Hospital and local TV commercials, Ryan Sexton spent the early 90s documenting the life and art of El Duce, lead singer of the notorious shock rock band The Mentors. Famous for taking the stage in black executioner hoods, the band spent a few moments in the national spotlight after some of their most offensive lyrics were denounced on the floor of the US Senate.
SISTERS WITH TRANSISTORS maps a new history of electronic music through the visionary women whose radical experimentations with machines redefined the boundaries of music: Clara Rockmore, Daphne Oram, Bebe Barron, Delia Derbyshire, Maryanne Amacher, Pauline Oliveros, Wendy Carlos, Eliane Radigue, Suzanne Ciani, and Laurie Spiegel. While electronic music is often perceived as a boy’s club, the truth is from the beginning women have been integral in inventing the devices, techniques and tropes that have defined the shape of modern sound.
Founded in 1966 in California by Anton Szandor LaVey, the Church of Satan has often been surrounded by mysteries, scandals and moral panics.
Some of today’s active members of the church and other free-styled Satanists will share their views, memories, ritual practices and personal stories about how they got involved with Satanic religion and what are the false myths that still surround the movement. An immersive journey into one the most fascinating phenomena of American religious pluralism.
Why the hell not join the club?
The whole truth behind Director Al Adamson’s strange life and gruesome death reveals perhaps the most bizarre career in Hollywood history.
A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.
With unprecedented access, HAIL SATAN traces the rise of The Satanic Temple: only six years old and already one of the most controversial religious movements in American history. The Temple and its enigmatic leader Lucien Greaves are calling for a Satanic revolution to save the nation's soul. But are they for real?
1989. In an era of Nintendo-mania, toymaker giant Mattel unleashes a bold technological experiment to an eager public. The POWER GLOVE: the first video game controller that allows players to operate Nintendo games with intuitive hand gestures. Despite immense hype surrounding its release, the product is a critical failure, disappointing thousands of children with its subpar gameplay. More than two decades later, however, dedicated fans continue to repurpose the Power Glove for art pieces, hacking projects, electronic music, and more.
Fuck the Fascism intends to expose the true story behind monuments that glorify genocides, tyranny and slavery; to raise public awareness about the national heroes who we praise, those men who our streets are named after, and bequeathed great wealth forged with robbery, abuse and blood.
FUCK THE FASCISM INTENDS TO EXPOSE THE TRUE STORY BEHIND MONUMENTS WHICH GLORIFY GENOCIDES, TYRANNY AND SLAVERY; TO RAISE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE NATIONAL HEROES WHO WE PRAISE, THOSE MEN WHO OUR STREETS ARE NAMED AFTER, AND BEQUEATHED GREAT WEALTH FORGED WITH ROBBERY, ABUSE AND BLOOD.
Haunted by the movie 'Jaws' since childhood, a filmmaker discovers why the movie affected him so deeply.
A documentary on Queercore, a cultural and social movement that started in the punk scene and was inspired by the anger felt in the LGBT-community regarding discrimination, transphobia and homophobia in society. In the talking heads we see this year's main guest Bruce LaBruce and previous main guest John Waters: "If you want to piss off people, be a punk. If you really want to piss off people, be queerpunk."
A documentary on Dutch cult classic De Johnsons; a collaboration between a serious arthouse director, a famous writer and the most popular Dutch actress of the time. A combination that shouldn't have worked, but turned into magic. 25 years later, Xangadix Lives! explores how that magic happened.
Best watch in combination with De Johnsons
A weird documentary about everybody’s favorite weird musician. Brilliant music, even better anecdotes. Part of the Zappa Sunday, so if you want to bask in some glorious Zappamusic afterwards, you’re welcome to.
Here is the link to the combiticket for this film + music night https://butff.stager.nl/web/tickets/149299
A documentary about Richard Stanley’s failed attempts to make a feature film of The Island of Dr. Moreau. At least we have some brilliant anecdotes left.
Directed by Richard Stanley, this documentary explores the role of Voudoun in Haitian society.
Hidden deep in the south of France, practically untouched by the modern age, is a place known by many as ‘the Zone’. In this space, the supernatural is an everyday reality of life. Magic is everywhere. It is reason. It is currency. It is unquestionable fact. Richard Stanley’s documentary about his current hometown Montsegur and its inhabitants, who all seem to share an interest in the occult and the supernatural.
Mansfield 66/67 is about the last two years of movie goddess Jayne Mansfield’s life, and the rumors swirling around her untimely death. As entertaining as a documentary can get. Examining reasons why Jayne Mansfield has become such a cult icon. Starring John Waters (BUT Film Festival Main Guest 2008)!
This years’ Metal Movie is a documentary about metal’s most extreme performer ever (who makes GG Alllin look like a kindergartener). While living in complete isolation in the desert of southern California, a long forgotten shockrock musician reﬂ ects on his dark past of drug abuse, violence, and self destruction.
A mockumentary about the real band ‘The Experimental Tropic Blues Band’ and their surrealistic adventures on the road. How do you survive as a band constantly on the verge of making it (a bit) bigger? The band has composed the entire soundtrack of the ﬁlm.
An in-depth documentary about the mysterious German director Marian Dora (BUT guest 2010, and winner of the GROUNDREAKER award) and his masterpiece MELANCHOLIE DER ENGEL, steadily in the top lists of ‘most disturbing ﬁ lms’. Who is this director, and what drives him (or her?) to make these extreme and sickening yet beautiful ﬁlms?
The feature-length documentary “Forgotten Scares” goes back to the birth of Flemish horror in the 70s and shines a bright light on the future of horror in Belgium. A lot of interviews with the people involved, and some choice anecdotes about the likes of Rabid Grannies and Daughters of Darkness.