Royal Flush Festival returns with another highly anticipated and eclectic lineup of independent films, live rock performances, and underground art events taking place October 11-18 at Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and other venues throughout the city.
Named after Royal Flush Magazine, the killer, nationally-distributed rag that celebrates underground music, art, video games, pop-culture and indie movies with original & customized artwork, the Royal Flush Festival has more value than any other film festival in New York while doing so at a fraction of the cost. During the festival, Royal Flush Magazine will reveal Book 7 featuring on its two covers rock superstar and horror movie director Rob Zombie as well as the cast of FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, respectively. Zombie will sign copies of Royal Flush Magazine Book 7, and the bonus edition of Hellbilly Deluxe 2 at Forbidden Planet in Manhattan on October 11.
Royal Flush Festival’s feature film component opens with Shan Nicholson’s documentary Downtown Calling, narrated by Blondie’s Deborah Harry, that explores the history and fascination with New York’s downtown music and art scene in the 1970s and 1980s on Oct. 13. The festival will conclude with the New York City Premiere of director Stuart Simpson’s Australian B-Movie-style slasher feature, El Monstro Del Mar! on Oct. 17.
In addition to premiering great independent films each year, the festival presents exclusive live performances at Knitting Factory and other venues. Highlights include Kaiju Big Battel, the world's only live, monster fighting spectacle in its one and only New York City performance of 2010, including musical guests Poison Ivy League. Other bands performing throughout the festival include Biz Markie, Black Taxi, Kid Savant, Lifted Crew, Dungen with guests The Entrance, Rasputina with guest Faun Fables, Seabear with guests North Highlands, and an The American Hardcore All Ages Matinee featuring Urban Waste with Heroes of the NYHC, Downlow and special guest DJ George Tabb.
A complete schedule of events and ticketing information are posted at royalflushfestival.com/.