From the Los Angeles Times, February 28, 1959: Conviction of Raymond Rohauer, 34, on the misdemeanor charge of exhibiting “obscene, indecent and immoral” motion pictures was reversed yesterday by the Appellate Department of Superior Court. Rohauer was arrested Oct. 11, 1957, at a theater he was operating, 366 N La Cienga Blvd., following the showing… Read More…
In the Spring of 1964, Los Angeles theater manager Michael A. Getz was arrested and placed on trial for screening Kenneth Anger‘s Scorpio Rising. Below are several articles the Underground Film Journal has found that follow the progression of the case. From the Los Angeles Times, March 3, 1964: Festival Entry Scheduled for Cinema’s Screen… Read More…
A couple of weeks ago the Hollywood vice detail confiscated “Scorpio Rising,” a film made by Kenneth Anger, as “led in nature.” A few days later, the Ford Foundation named Kenneth Anger as one of “12 American creative film makers who will receive grants totaling $118,500.”
Twelve American filmmakers will receive a total of $118,500 from the Ford Foundation in its first move to aid creative artists in motion pictures. The grants range up to $10,000 for a one-year period. They will be used by the recipients either to produce short films or for travel and study.
120/80: Stressed To Kill is the latest thriller directed by Mark Savage, in which an agitated man decides to kill all the people in the world who irritate him.
Baghdad, Iowa is the latest film by Usama Alshaibi and is a metaphysical road trip across a dreamy landscape and into a tortured psyche.
One of the most imaginative short film directors out there, Brian Lonano, is planning on upping his considerable game on his forthcoming film, Gwilliam.
Transgressive Canadian filmmaker Frédérick Maheux presents a new kind of occult thriller in his latest feature film, ANA.
Howard Guttenplan, the longtime Executive Director of NYC’s Millennium Film Workshop, passed away on February 23. He was 80 years old.
All the Rage is a profile of Dr. John Sarno, the American doctor who has been a lone voice in the wilderness of modern day medicine.