Encouraged by his own personal background in film studies, Flying Lotus has branched out into the realm of indie cinema with his short piece FUCKKKYOUUU. Shot on 16mm black and white film and packing an original score composed by the West Coast beatmaker, FUCKKKYOUUU was directed by the underground auteur Eddie Alcazar and got a shower of praise when it debuted at the Sundance NEXT Fest earlier this summer.
Now, film-fest mavens will get another chance to see FUCKKKYOUUU–this time at the Fantastic Fest science fiction gathering in Austin Texas. Flying Lotus’s work will screen at in the morning on both September 25th and 29th (times below), marking the second and third opportunities for fans to see it, ever. Okayplayer’s own Sama’an Ashrawi reviewed FUCKKKYOUUU when it debuted at Sundance, and described it thusly:
At first, and within seconds, I am scared of, revolted by, then surprisingly sympathetic towards the main character as she comes to life in the forest under the moonlight. Something, maybe the score, makes me feel she is misunderstood– horrified by what she has become. She knows that what she has become is her own creation. She is her own Van Helsing. (to be clear, though, there are no vampires ‘round these parts.)
When the title finally flashes on the screen, you feel as though Alcazar is poking fun at you, and you have to laugh. But the laughter lasts only briefly. The energy of the film, much like what I imagine an acid trip to be, ebbs and flows and crashes in waves. This is again thanks in large part to the film’s score, a few scenes from which are scored using only Randa’s voice.
Those headed to Fantastic Fest are surely in for a cinematic treat. The rest of us will have to wait until FUCKKKYOUUU finally gets a full theatrical/on-demand release. For info an tickets on the new film screening, click here.
Date: Sunday, September 25th and 29th
Time: 10:45AM on the 25th, and 11:15AM on the 29th
Location: Alamo Drafthouse – 1120 South Lamar Blvd, 78704