Dir. Flying Lotus | Comedy | 107mins | USA | 2017 | Australian Premiere

Time Sun 17 Sep, 7.30pm

Price Full $26 / Conc $24

Bookings (02) 9550 3666

Please note, this is an 18+ event.


Played Sundance Film Festival 2017, Imagine Film Festival 2017. 

Join SUFF for the closing night film and after-party with Flying Lotus’ controversial and unforgettable debut film KUSO – a film that deserves to be experienced on the big screen in all its mind-bending glory! SUFF is meant to be a trip and this film is no exception. Help yourself to a complimentary Serendipity ice cream on arrival and after the film, where DJ Jack Shit will keep the beats coming until late providing a wild soundtrack to the night’s festivities. In addition, complimentary drinks courtesy of Coopers and Chain of Fire Wines, so don’t miss the closing night of SUFF – it’s one that will be sure to be talked about for years to come!

SUFF “Dead Oscar” awards will be presented before the closing night film.

This year, we’ve saved our weirdest and most controversial for Closing Night with the Australian premiere of what is being hailed as the grossest film of all time: Kuso.

Directed by musical visionary Flying Lotus (Steven Ellison), written by demented demi-god David Firth (creator of Salad Fingers, SUFF 2007) and Zach Fox, and starring the likes of Hannibal Buress, Tim Heidecker and George Clinton, Kuso presents a mind-bending freakshow of a debut feature — that it officially set the record for walk-outs at this year’s Sundance Film Festival should put you in the right mindset. Eschewing anything that even resembles standard narrative structure, Kuso loosely frames four interwoven vignettes through the prism of a post-apocalyptic California, with an earthquake eradicating the majority of humanity, and those who remain left scarred and covered in hideous boils.

Broadcast through a makeshift network of discarded televisions, Ellison travels between screens and aftershocks to delve into the twisted lives of those that survived. This outrageous fever dream counts influences all the way from David Cronenberg’s most gruesome body horror and David Lynch’s groundbreaking animated work to the kind of thing that might melt your brain at the latest hours of an Adult Swim programming block. From its jaw-dropping imagery to its stomach-churning special effects, Kuso presents a challenge for even the most hardened of film buffs — the kind of film you’ll never be able to un-see but may just wish you could.

“Kuso is the grossest movie ever made… The sliced eyeball in Un Chien Andalou, the copious shit in River of Fundament, the corporeal mutilation of the entire torture-porn genre: it’s all an amuse-bouche for the final course that is Kuso.” – Chris Plante, The Verge.

“Kuso is a hallucinatory, scatological, grotesque and occasionally hysterical work of utter mania, the kind of wild cinema that cuts through the noise of all safer, more marketable filmmaking.” – Dominick Suzanne-Mayer, Consequence of Sound.

CLICK HERE to see the full SUFF 2017 Program.