Some really excellent documentaries have been made about underground filmmakers, both old and new. These 7 are easily caught on DVD.
Look at some fantastic underground film posters and newspaper ads scanned from Jonas Mekas’ seminal book Movie Journal.
Actress Judith Malina recalls appearing in Jack Smith’s underground film Flaming Creatures in this audio interview conducted by Alex Goldblum.
The Re-Death Of Psychedelia is a DVD compilation of the L.A. public access show The Threee Geniuses and it will blow your mind, man!
Dec. 12: As part of a week-long retrospective, the Anthology Film Archives presents a special screening of Andy Warhol’s first sound film: Harlot.
Nov. 9: Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman will screen and lecture about Jack Smith’s legendary underground classic, Flaming Creatures.
The lineup for the Lausanne Underground Film Festival is a staggering one with films by Kerry Laitala, Bill Plympton, Jack Smith, Ken Jacobs and more.
Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis by Mary Jordan sheds some much needed light on the obscure and obtuse filmmaker and artist.
Naked Lens, Jack Sargeant’s take on how the Beat literary movement influenced underground film, happily veers off the well-trodden film history path.
Edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Experimental Cinema is a very academic film book with some very engaging bits.