Canyon Cinema Cooperative: Catalogue Number One
In December 1966, the Canyon Cinema Cooperative in San Francisco, California published their first Catalogue of experimental and avant-garde films to rent. This was four years after the Film-Makers’ Cooperative had begun distributing underground films in New York City. Canyon first listed films to rent in the November ’66 edition of their News newsletter, then
Robert Beck Memorial Cinema: 1998 Screenings
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
Experimental Film Coalition: The Monthly Screenings
This is Part Two in a series about Chicago’s Experimental Film Coalition; and covers their screening series. Formed in 1983, the Experimental Film Coalition started holding regular monthly screenings starting in 1984. The screenings brought to Chicago the work of independent, experimental filmmakers across the country, as well as screening local work.
1965: Underground Cinema, Film Poets May Be Pulling Viewers’ Limbs
From the San Rafael Daily Independent Journal, November 25, 1965 Film Review by John F. Kearney Nearly every seat was taken five minutes before the start of the movie. By the time the wall lights in the Gate Theater, Sausalito, were dimmed, a middle-aged couple had squeezed into the last remaining space, a few feet
Boston Film-Makers’ Cinematheque 1966-67: The Posters
In 1966, as the underground film wave was sweeping the country, a Boston off-shoot of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cinematheque opened at a performance space at 53 Berkeley Street. Underground films were shown on weeknights, while on the weekends the space transformed into a music venue called The Boston Tea Party. The Cinematheque and the
Quixote — Bruce Baillie
Quixote by Bruce Baillie. Finished most likely in 1965, but sources place year range 1964-1967. In Visionary Film, P. Adams Sitney says the film was “revised” in 1967; while in his “Movie Journal” column, Jonas Mekas wrote that the “final version” of Quixote was screened in New York City in 1968. An article in the
Underground Film Screening: Austin, September 23, 1966
From the Austin Daily Texan, September 22, 1966 Film-Makers’ Co-Op Shows ‘The Wild One’ The Gulf Coast Film-Makers’ Co-Op, an off campus student organization, will inaugurate its Film Factory at 8 p.m., Friday. Founded to encourage student film-making, Film-Makers’ Co-Op is a result of interest among university students for a place to show and make
2014 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival will screen Brett Kashmere’s From Deep, Ben Russell and Ben Rivers’ A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness and loads more.
Bruce Baillie At Los Angeles Redcat Theater
Iconic filmmaker Bruce Baillie appeared at the Redcat Theater in Los Angeles on November 4 and 5 at a retrospective of his work and the Underground Film Journal was there for part of it.
2013 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup
The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival features films by Kevin Jerome Everson, Penny Lane, Lynne Sachs, Kent Lambert, Jodie Mack, Jack Smith and tons more.