Underground film actor and poet Taylor Mead has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering a debilitating stroke. He starred in The Flower Thief and Tarzan and Jane Regained.. Sort of.
Watch Streaming Films By Adolfas Mekas:
Underground filmmaker Adolfas Mekas has passed away at the age of 85. He is most well known for the screwball comedy Hallelujah the Hills.
Watch a madcap 6-minute excerpt from the 1963 underground film classic Hallelujah the Hills directed by Adolfas Mekas. It’s pretty funny.
A 1963 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science-Fiction features a skeletal Jonas Mekas hovering over his dashing brother Adolfas Mekas piloting a spaceship.
Notable underground films in 1972 were John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Robert Downey Sr.’s Greaser’s Palace; plus Kenneth Anger published his own obituary.
Back on Sept. 28, 1960, film diarist Jonas Mekas organized a meeting of the world’s best underground filmmakers to form the historic New American Cinema Group.