The 18th Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) will open with the World Premiere of Chicago filmmaker, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago alum, Jerzy Rose’s first feature, “Some Girls Never Learn,” a humorous, absurd romp through time and space, the underworld and the stratosphere. Closing Night will bring Jeff Krulik and John Heyn back to Chicago to share the cult favorite “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” as an opener for their brand new feature documentary “Heavy Metal Picnic“
The festival runs June 2 – June 9, 2011 and all screenings will take place at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 164 North State Street.
The Chicago Underground team also announced its jurors for the 2011 Festival:
Donald Harrison – Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival
Chi Jang Yin – Chinese-born media artist known for her conceptual, documentary work, which comments upon the state of Chinese culture, past and present
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky – one of the new co-hosts of “Ebert Presents At The Movies”
Irvine Welsh acclaimed and often controversial writer, his book Trainspotting was made into a 1996 film of the same name.