This is Part Two in a series of articles on the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema (RBMC). As detailed in Part One, the RBMC was an experimental film screening series in New York City, started by filmmaker Brian L. Frye. Frye programmed the first screening on May 12, 1998 at the Collective Unconscious theater space. The
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New York City has a rich history of short-lived, unorthodox screening venues and societies that have buoyed the underground film movement along from its beginning. For some examples, in the 1960s, there was Jonas Mekas‘s Film-makers’ Cinematheque; while the late ’70s had Eric Mitchell and James Nares’s New Cinema. In 1998, Brian L. Frye was
1963 was a pivotal year in the history of avant-garde film in the United States. In Visionary Film, P. Adams Sitney calls it “the high point of the mythopoeic development within the American avant-garde.” He explains: [Stan] Brakhage had finished and was exhibiting the first two sections of Dog Star Man by then; Jack Smith
The brilliant and essential INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media issue #4 is going into its 2nd printing and can be pre-ordered right now.
April 29: Brian L. Frye will be in attendance at this retrospective of his experimental film work from 1999 to 2002. There also will be a Q&A with him and Chrissie Iles.
Filmmaker and law professor Brian L. Frye just may have the most awesomely mustached cat of all time.
Peripheral Produce, the Portland, OR based underground film DVD distributor is having a major sale this summer, offering many of their discs for just $10.
May 4: Celebrating the latest Millennium Film Journal, there will be a special screening of films by Pat O’Neill, Catherine Elwes, Noe Kidder, Jennifer Proctor and more.
Experiments in Cinema v7.9 features a filmmaking workshop by Kerry Laitala, films by Matt McCormick, Salise Hughes, Leslie Supnet, Jesse McLean, Paul Clipson and many more.
The 14th annual Antimatter Film Festival is screening films by Marie Losier and Jaimz Asmundson, plus holding a Kerry Laitala retrospective and more.