About Totally F***ed Up

The first installment of Araki's Teenage Apocalypse film trilogy follows six queer teenagers struggling to get along with each other and with life in the face of varying obstacles. With an episodic plot, a collage of styles, and startling intimacy, the film is considered a seminal entry in the New Queer Cinema genre. 30th anniversary screening. [78 min; comedy, drama; English]

Featuring a virtual introduction by queer film scholar Dr. Arnau Roig-Mora (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain) and a post-film Q&A with  filmmaker Matthew Riutta.

"Araki's self-described 'guerrilla' style of filmmaking has just the right edge here, yet is polished enough not to distract." — Steve Davis, The Austin Chronicle

"A soap for the slack generation that'll strike a chord way outside the confines of the New Queer Cinema." — TimeOut

Matthew Riutta is an award-winning filmmaker, working in the San Francisco Bay Area’s film and television community for the past 20 years. He has written, directed, and produced several award-winning short films including I Don’t, Lunch Lady, Sharks & Minnows, Across (Jury Award/Best Short Film at 2022 SF IndieFest, Audience Award/2021 Bay Area Short Films Festival), and Median (Director’s Choice Award/2022 Cinema Diverse, Audience Award/2021 SF Queer Film Fest). Matthew was a fellow with SFFilm’s Film House where he further developed his feature film projects Lucky Star and Man Up Above.

As a location manager, Matthew has worked on productions such as HBO’s Looking and Insecure, the Netflix series Sense8 and Tales of the City, and the films Milk, The Master, and Fruitvale Station (2013 Sundance Film Festival’s Audience and Grand Jury Awards). He is a co-recipient of the California On-Location Award for Fruitvale Station, Moneyball, and Memoirs of a Geisha.

Raised in rural Indiana and now residing in Oakland, CA, Matthew graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Business. You can learn more about Matthew at his website.

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