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
The 7th annual WNDX Festival of Moving Image presents a four-part study of Beat cinema by Jack Sargeant, a moveable microcinema curated by Solomon Nagler, plus films by Clint Enns and much more.
Pioneering experimental animator and artist Harry Smith was born under mysterious circumstances today in 1923.
The 48th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is a celebration of underground film past and present with classic retrospectives and fantastic new work.
Aleister Crowley’s two most famous filmmaking “disciples” are underground legends Kenneth Anger and Harry Smith, but don’t count out Raymond Salvatore Harmon.
Naked Lens, Jack Sargeant’s take on how the Beat literary movement influenced underground film, happily veers off the well-trodden film history path.
Some notable underground film events in 1971 were Jonas Mekas ending his Movie Journal column, Willard Maas passing away and the first festival was held.
Jack Sargeant takes over as festival director and programs some of the best underground films, including Craig Baldwin’s Mock Up on Mu and a retrospective of the work of Jeff Krulik.
The first H3R3TIC Film Festival is screening films by Craig Baldwin, Greta Snider, Marc Rokoff, Vanessa Renwick, Antero Alli, Stephanie Silber and more.
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.