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Underground Film Links: March 27, 2011

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Here’s the full Underground Film Links post for today, 22 links in total:

  1. According to Cineflyer, filmmaker Deco Dawson has issued a Cease and Desist Order to the The Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art for screening a film entitled The Lotus Eaters credited to artist Marcel Dzama, to which the museum has complied. At the heart of the matter is that Dzama’s film is really Dawson’s own FILM(dzama), but with the proper credits cut off that attribute the film to Dawson. A strange and sad case.
  2. The Brooklyn Downtown Star newspaper profiled underground film couple Penny Lane and Brian Frye about their work-in-progress documentary Our Nixon, which is put together out of home movies made by the original Watergate gang.
  3. Rodney Perkins reprints his review of the return of Coffin Joe in José Marica Marins’ Embodiment of Evil, which will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray this week. Rodney has mixed feelings about the film.
  4. Horror website Chopping Mall devoted last week to all posts on the films of Dario Argento. The first post was devoted to Opera, which has one of Argento’s most iconic, terrifying images, but you can read all of the posts on films like Deep Red, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Suspiria and more here.
  5. Pitch Films has launched a snazzy-lookin’ website for their upcoming documentary, The Knox Mine Disaster.
  6. For Boston University’s student paper The Quad, Monica Castillo ponders what’s the point of film festivals like the Boston Underground and SXSW. She discovers there’s lots of good points!
  7. The NCAD Library has an extremely brief article up about the visual resources they are pursuing on the No Wave film movement.
  8. HorrorMovies.ca takes a look at one of the most controversial films of 2010: A Serbian Movie.
  9. The tech website Mashable explores the ambitious online initiatives of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
  10. Landscape Suicide has mucho interesting images from two films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Red Dog and the celebrated Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
  11. For the spiritual blog Killing the Buddha, Genevieve Yue examines the spirit of tinkering by connecting the themes in Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then with the career of Thomas Edison.
  12. IndieWIRE interviews Matt McCormick about Some Days Are Better Than Others, which is screening at New Directors/New Films this year.
  13. At Candlelight Stories, Alessandro Cima became enchanted with the animated films of György Kovásznai and posted up several examples.
  14. Cineflyer has scanned and posted up Robert K. Brown’s angry letter protesting the censorship of a screening of Andy Warhol’s Kiss at the University of Manitoba.
  15. For those who couldn’t make it, Jacob W. posts up notes and photos he took at this year’s Brakhage Symposium, including snaps of Scott MacDonald and James Benning, at Making Light of It. Plus, a complicated editing diagram by Paul Sharits for S:S:S:S:S.
  16. Congrats to the Arizona Film Festival for winning a Best Local TV spot award.
  17. At Short of the Week, Andrew S. Allen details his successful plan for launching The Thomas Beale Cipher short film online to get the maximum amount of views.
  18. What’s the proper way to shake hands? Aaron Valdez knows!
  19. For Electric Sheep, Jessica Fostekew examines the sillier side of horror.
  20. Michael Varrati’s latest cult filmmaker you should know: Don Coscarelli.
  21. The Haliwood Insider comments on the intense traveling and screening schedule Jason Eisener is doing to promote his Hobo With a Shotgun.
  22. Not underground, but I loved The Beat’s round-up of William Shatner’s best viral moments that was posted in celebration of Tiberius’ 80th birthday.

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