Brian L. Frye programmed the first screening on May 12, 1998 at the Collective Unconscious theater space. The screening included the feature-length documentary Underground by Emile de Antonio about the left-wing militant group the Weather Underground
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In addition to their monthly screenings, the Coalition founded what was initially called either the Festival of Experimental Film or the Experimental Film Festival. The first one was most likely in 1984.
On November 18 at the Academy Film Archive in Hollywood, California, Jeff Lambert of the National Film Preservation Fund presented a selection of experimental films that will be included on the upcoming DVD box set Treasures VI: Next Wave Avant-Garde.
The 15th annual Antimatter Film Festival is screening experimental features by Matt McCormick, Sabine Gruffat and Ben Rivers, plus shorts by Clint Enns, Jim Haverkamp and more.
Roulette TV features two short experimental films by Henry Hills, both of which incorporate lots of experimental music.
Notable underground film events of 1978 were the beginning of the No Wave movement, Amos Poe directing The Foreigner and the launch of Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party.
Notable underground film events of 1977 were John Waters directing Desperate Living and David Lynch making Eraserhead, plus Ric Shore’s brilliant Punking Out.