FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 SEPTEMBER 1998 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Beste AT 773-327-FILM. THE CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL MAKES MISCHIEF WITH tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE. The Chicago Underground Film Festival kicks off its bi-monthly assault on the mainstream with an appropriately subversive screening and performance by tENTATIVELY a, cONVENIENCE. The event will be held Thursday, October 1, 8:00pm, at The Viaduct , 3111, North Western Ave, Chicago, IL. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased the night of the show. Admission is free to CUFF.org members. The evening will inaugurate CUFF's bi-monthly underground film series. Organized to ensure the year-round presence of uncompromising film and video in Chicago, the series is part of CUFF's commitment to increase its impact on the counter-cultural landscape. Says Festival Director Bryan Wendorf," Our goal is to add to Chicago's already diverse alternative film scene, filling in the gaps between what's screened at Chicago Filmmakers, Facets and the Film Center. Our emphasis will be on discovering and exposing fresh new voices in film and video." The mischief maker this month is tENTAVITELY, a cONVENIENCE, whose work most recently screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Drawing upon the writings of the Italian Neofuturists as well as the Church of the SubGenius, t.a.c.'s goal is to "undermine...reality maintenance traps through perverse humor" through a variety a media, including filmstrips, slides, film, and video. He has displayed this penchant for the absurd again and again, most notably through his satirical peep show film, Balling Tim Ore is Best (a play on his home town slogan: Baltimore is Best) which climaxes when several Julian-cut vegetables penetrate a grapefruit. The film enjoyed a 24-hour non stop two week debut at a Baltimore Peep House, unbeknownst to the proprietors. Works set to screen include: Balling Tim Ore is Best Super 8mm and audio cassette, 16mins., 1985 See above. Barfroom 16mm, 4:15mins., 1990 Made with the assistance of Dee-Dee Ranged, Terry, & Randy George McWilliams. A light-hearted look at those lovable bulimics. Diszey Spots 16mm & VHS, 11:20mins., 1993 Dramatic evidence that Walt Disney directed his best from beyond the grave--or at least while cyrogenically pickled. Funny Farm Summit Meeting 16mm & VHS, 14mins., 1995 t.a.c.'s fourth "nudist wearing masks" film. You Haven't Heard the Record, You Haven't Read the Book, NOW! Don't see the movie! Super 8mm & VHS, 27mins., 1988 An animated romp through t.a.c.'s book collection. Stimulation for the fanatical library browser. Death Bed Aerobics 2 filmstrips & audio cassette, 4:45 mins., 1998 Made in collaboration with Etta Cetera You're not ready for Death until you've taken Death Bed Aerobics! Air Drops VHS, 10mins., 1998 Documents Le Groupe Absence & the AAA (Association of Autonomous Astronauts) paper airplane offensive on Baltimore. The Chicago Underground Film Festival http://www.cuff.org 773-327-FILM ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.