IndieFest Selection I HATE MYSELF :)

Posted by sfindie January 29, 2014 2300 views
After selling out festival screenings from the Lower East Side to Berlin, I HATE MYSELF : ) will have its West Coast Premiere February 11th,14th & 18th 7pm @ SF Indiefest 

Filmmaker Q&A on the 14th & 18th; naked co-editor/actor Max Karson may appear “in costume” on the 18th (he’s naked in all his scenes in the film, see, so he’s appearing “in costume” for the QA at the Roxie..

“It’s refreshing to see a filmmaker embrace this honesty with such gusto.”  – Katie Walsh, Indiewire
***WORLD PREMIERE, ROOFTOP FILMS 2013***
***AUDIENCE AWARD, LES FILM FESTIVAL 2013***
***INT’L PREMIERE, UNKNOWN PLEASURES, 2014***
*** WEST COAST PREMIERE, SF INDIEFEST, 2014***

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This subversive feminist documentary has attracted both critical acclaim and wild enthusiasm from audiences, even while flying under the radar of mainstream festivals so far.

I HATE MYSELF : ) picked up the Audience Award at LES Film Festival, broke the records for single-day preview numbers on digital platform NoBudge, and was scheduled for an encore screening at its Int’l Premiere this month due to popular demand. Lauded for its brutal candor and subversion of personal documentary niceties, the film has also been included on top ten lists at indieWireFandor, and Tin House Magazine.

In this provocative feature film, nebbishy filmmaker Joanna Arnow chronicles her yearlong relationship with racially charged poet-provocateur James Kepple. What starts out as an uncomfortably intimate portrait of a dysfunctional relationship and protracted mid-twenties adolescence, quickly turns into a complex commentary on societal repression, sexuality and self-confrontation through art.

“A sensational documentary… that has become an underground phenomenon.”  – Sugarhigh, Berlin

Excruciating and extraordinary.” – Andrew Bujalski (Funny Ha Ha)

“Easily the boldest and edgiest film I saw all year.”  – Caveh Zahedi (I Am a Sex Addict)

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