The National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation have awarded their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants for 2012, which will save films by Mike Kuchar, Ian Hugo, Jud Yalkut and more.
Here’s the list of all 330 films included in the Anthology Film Archives’ Essential Cinema repertory collection that was founded in 1970.
Here’s a list of filmmakers that author Sheldon Renan wrote bios for in his seminal ’67 book An Introduction to the American Underground Film.
Jan. 16: Anthology Film Archives is screening the dream-like Vampyr, the 1931 trance film by Danish director Carl Theodore Dreyer.
Oct. 25: For the first time ever, Robert Beavers will be in Los Angeles to screen several of his short films produced between 1980 and 2007.
Legendary underground film distribution group the Film-Makers’ Cooperative is about to be evicted from its home in the Clocktower Gallery in NYC.
Here are some fantastic underground film posters made in England in the ’70s, with posters promoting the work of Andy Warhol, Kurt Kren, Stan Brakhage and more.
Visionary Film by P. Adams Sitney is still a must-read history of underground film even though it basically says that history petered out in the early 70s.
In the ’60s, Film Culture gave out one award per year to an underground filmmaker, such as Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger. Here’s the full list of winners.
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.