Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke, 2011, 13 min

Jillian Mayer

"Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke," commissioned by the Borscht Film Festival, is a collaboration between Miami artist Jillian Mayer (video featured in the Guggenheim video bienniale), Raktonur Films (Cocaine Cowboys, The U, Square Grouper) and the legendary Luther Campbell (aka Uncle Luke of 2 Live Crew). The film is a modern Miami adaptation of the 1962 French short film "La Jetee." Told entirely through a series of installations created by Mayer, the film recounts Luke's rise to fame as he changes the face of hip-hop and fights for first amendment rights- and later as he ushers Miami into a golden era
of peace and prosperity as Mayor. Everything changes when a nuclear meltdown at Turkey Point turns Miami into a radioactive wasteland filled with mutants, and Luke is the only survivor left unscathed...

Directed by Jillian Mayer


Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Opening Night Screening

A selection of short films, featuring innovative new works in animation, documentary, experimental and independent cinema.

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)