In 1976, a crudely published fanzine devoted to the experimental film scene made its debut. It was called Idiolects and the first issue offered a definition of its name: “An idiolect is the language of an individual at a particular time.” That definition certainly could be applied to both the filmmakers covered in the zine
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.
The 6th annual WNDX will host a Joyce Wieland retrospective, a Guy Maddin installation, films by Clint Enns, George Kuchar and more.
Jan. 7: This special screening of Hollis Frampton’s classic underground film Zorns Lemma will be introduced by film scholar Michael Zryd.
Notable underground film events of 1977 were John Waters directing Desperate Living and David Lynch making Eraserhead, plus Ric Shore’s brilliant Punking Out.
Notable underground film events of 1976 were the publication of A History of American Avant-Garde Cinema and the production of Jonas Mekas’ Lost, Lost, Lost.
Kill Your Timid Notion is a festival of underground film and performances, including work by Ken Jacobs, Kurt Kren, Andrew Lampert, Hollis Frampton and more.
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.