OK, with the exception of the 20th, things are all set for Assdance. Here is the official announcement:
Assdance Film Festival 2012
“Celebrating Films that Fell Through the Cracks”
May 18th – May 22nd
Founded by Lower East Side filmmakers and artists Courtney Fathom Sell, Reverend Jen, Robert Prichard and Tom Tenney, Assdance Film Festival is a celebration of unwanted cinema: a collection of short films rejected by other film festivals. In fact, the only requirement for getting into Assdance is a rejection letter from another festival. The title of the festival derives from the production company founded by Sell and Reverend Jen under the name ASS Studios (Art Star Scene Studios), the most underfunded motion picture studio in history. Fittingly, Assdance will conclude with a launch party for ASS Studios’ first-ever DVD (available everywhere May 22nd, from MVD) along with an awards ceremony wherein *actual* celebrities (including comedians Janeane Garofalo and Christian Finnegan) will bestow awards such as “best titties” and “most boom mic shots.” Assdance will also feature literary events and live music! Be sure to rest up because there is gonna be a whole lot of art packed into less than a week. The official Assdance schedule is listed below.
Friday, May 18th, 10PM, Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, take ‘F’ to 2nd Ave.) (212) 614-0505, Film Screening – This opening night extravaganza will feature more hilarious and at times, sad movies than you can shake a dick at! Films by arts stars, Angry Bob, Tanya O’Debra, Mickey Smith and Rachel Amodeo are some of the highlights. Admission is 6 dollars
Saturday, May 19th, 8PM, Pushcart Coffee (221 East Broadway, take ‘F’ to E. Bway.) (646) 398-7415, Assdance “Literary” Night – Assdance takes a break from the moving pictures for a night of readings and live music, featuring writers Rachel Kramer Bussel, Reverend Jen, Zoe Hansen, Mr. Lower East Side 2012 Mr. Jason “J-Boy” Thompson and more, including live music from Assdance special guest star, Dusty Santamaria who will be coming all the way from Portland, OR to perform at all of the festivities. Free Admission
Sunday, May 20th, 8PM, More Films Plus Drinking Heavily! Due to the unbelievable slew of submissions Assdance received, we’ve added a second night of movies! However, the location is yet to be determined. It will most likely be in a room where we simply set up a TV and DVD player.
Monday, May 21st, 8PM, Cake Shop (152 Ludlow Street, take ‘F’ to 2nd Ave.) (212) 253-0036, Assdance Music Night – A night of live rock ‘n’ roll, debauchery and weirdo performance featuring Pendulum Swings, Dusty Santamaria, Transgendered Jesus, a Brief View of the Hudson and more! Admission is 6 dollars
Tuesday, May 22nd, 10PM, Bowery Poetry Club, Launch Party for ASS Studios’ DVD & Insanely Weird Awards Ceremony! Here is where we roll out the brown carpet and get glamorous for the Assdance closing night extravaganza. ASS celebrates their DVD release with an awards ceremony, screenings of their short films, live music and unparalleled mayhem. Featuring Janeane Garofalo, Christian Finnegan, Faceboy, Robert Prichard and more! Formal Wear Not Required. Free Admission.