Okay so I attended the Opening Night of this Montreal International Film Festival (Le MIAFF), along with about 59 other people. It was a sparse audience. Whatever, these things start small and they grow, right? Anyhow, they screened a "restored" version of The Shame of the Jungle (formerly known as Tarzoon, or Jungle Burger in the UK) directed by Picha and Boris Szulzinger.
The film was first released in 1975 and features voice acting by the likes of Johnny Weismuller Jr (wtf?), and also Christopher Guest, John Belushi and Bill Murray before fame found them. It's also supposedly one of the first x-rated animated films. A strange choice for Opening Night, no?
The film has its weirdly wacky moments (Tintin makes an appearance), it's dripping with dicks and titties, and it's even kind of offensive/racist by today's standards. I was impressed with how spectacularly awful it was. Hurrah!
Here's a clip I found on Youtube and if you're game to watch the whole thing, just look here . You're welkies.
The film was preceded by an animated short called HOUSE OF UNCONSCIOUSNESS by Priit Tender ( name win) from Estonia. Totally psychedelic and bizarre, and inspired by long term studies of the dreams that chimney sweepers have . Apparently, there are long term studies of such things, people.
Oh yeah, there was also a live presentation of a motion graphic novel called Land of the Magic Flute, worth checking out online.
I'm hoping the next screening I get to blows my mind: I Have An Issue .