By Film Threat Staff | September 15, 2005

BendFilm has announced a diverse line-up of 67 independent films selected for this year’s festival, September 22-25.

Slam with special guest, writer Richard Stratton
An emotionally charged, uplifting film about a talented young man who discovers himself through love and his extraordinary talent at spoken word poetry ‘slamming.’ You have never heard a movie like this.
Happy Endings
Just when you thought you knew everything about love and dysfunction, along comes HAPPY ENDINGS. Featuring a talented cast that includes Laura Dern, Lisa Kudrow and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this truly original comedy reveals that when it comes to love, family and the sheer unpredictability of life itself, the happiest ending of all is the one you least expect.
Indie Fright at Midnight! You’ve never seen (or smelled) anything like Payne’s note-perfect, middle-of-nowhere nightmare, a good thing considering most of us would like to get a decent night’s sleep once in a while. The actors are dead-on, particularly Johannesburg-born Tina Illman, whose sexy, resourceful Gretchen is the film’s savior-by-proxy.

The Roost
Indie Fright at Midnight! Due to a bit of car trouble, four friends find themselves stuck in the middle of nowhere with a spooky barn their only sanctuary. The film is for those who have a major love for the horror genre and things that go bump in the night.


Feature Films: Duane Hopwood, East Of Sunset, Love, Ludlow, My Brother’s Summer, Olive Harvest, Police, Puffy Chair, Stealing, Feature Mock: CSA: The Confederate States Of America.

Documentaries: The Beauty Academy Of Kabul, Bound To Lose, The Devil’s Miner, The Eskimo And The Whale, Favela Rising, I Know I’m Not Alone, In The Shadow Of Bin Laden, Parallel Lines, The Real Dirt On Farmer John, Reality Check, Return To Kandahar, Shakespeare Behind, State Of Fear

Shorts: ‘9’, A Life Of Death, The Act, Alone , At The Quinte Hotel, The Big Empty, Broadcast 23, Chamaco (Kid), Clyde Finds Two Pickles, Disarmed, Down Dog, Estes Avenue, Exactly, Falling In Rhythm, Green Bush, The Hard Facts Of Rock N Roll Crush (Parts I, Ii & Iii), In The Morning, Indie Films, Journey, Special Live Performance of Laundry and Tosca by Marcia Whitehead, The Package, Plains Empty, Second Position, Surveillances Stray, Tom Hits His Head, Uso Justo, West Bank Story, Wet Dreams And False Images, Winter Sea.

Student Films: (NEW CATEGORY) 17 Inch Cobras, A Higher Agency, Cat’s Bad Hair Day, City Of Mermaids , The Debt , Goodnight Charlie, Losing Toby, Lutkoski Fishsticks, This Morning, Naked, Victoria Para Chino

For more info, visit the BendFilm Festival website.

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