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The BUT Film Festival 2009 program.

The line up of the BUT Film Festival 2009 will be released. The festival, held from the 9th until the 13th of September will screen a wide variety of films from the B-movie, Underground and Trash genre. Ranging from the World premiere of the underground-horror film ‘The Tourist’ to fantastic classics like ‘Hairspray’ (1988) by John Waters (USA) the main guest on this year’s festival. Additional to the films the program holds a lot of entertainment and art. Activities, astonishing performances and an art show in character with the event.

To set the tone many international guests will be present at the festival, such as Andrey Iskanov (Russia) underground-director of ‘The Tourist’, Reinert Kiil (Norway) director of ‘Hora’ and the lead actress Isabel Vibe, Julia Ostertag (Germany) director of ‘Saila’, Fred Vogel & Scott Swan (USA) from 'Maskhead', Joshua von Brown (USA) director of ‘Altamond now’ and many others.

The festival kick-off on Wednesday 09-09-09 starts with the B-movie ‘Modern love is automatic’. The American director Zach Clark will attend the BUT Film Festival to present his film personally. He will be accompanied by the lead actress Melodie Sisk. In the film her character Lorraine is a daytime nurse and a dominatrix during the night.

On Friday afternoon there will be a screening of short films in Electron. The films are made by students of the St. Joost art academy. Subsequently film history teacher Jan Salden will give a lecture on the American director John Waters.

New this year is an open air screening of a BUT-film on Thursday and Friday night in the Valkenberg City Park situated between the train station and the city centre. The film will be accessible for the public free of charge.

Friday night will be a blood stricken night as the Aestectic Meat Front gives an exceptional performance. On the BUT-stage in Electron, this German/American music act will perform rituals not suited for sensitive eyes.

A very special Saturday night with an on stage interview with John Waters. Phil van Tongeren will question Waters on his work and his future planning. Van Tongeren is the director of the
IMAGINE film festival, film reporter and founder of the ‘Schokkend Nieuws’ (Shocking News) magazine Subsequently John Waters will give a signing session and that night also the winner of the But-Award for best BUT film and best BUT short will be presented.

The early bird can catch a BUT breakfast film on the last day of the festival. As on the other days ‘Monster’ art show on the festival location with photographs by Ash Sivils (USA) and suspended sculptures and films by local underground filmmaker Jaap de Vries (NL). Especially for children from the age of 8 through 80, Rick Vuur will tell tales with suspense on Sunday afternoon in the Griezeltrailer. (Creepy Trailer)

The BUT Film Festival is held from September 9th through 13th in Electron, Belcrumweg 19, Breda, in the Netherlands. Additional information on the festival and the program is available on the website

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