It appears that a Jonas Mekas DVD box set is in the works. However, it’s most likely only going to be available for European movie lovers.
Influential film critic Andrew Sarris, who passed away June 20, met his wife Molly Haskell at a screening of Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising.
On Feb. 11, 2012, the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn, New York screened long lost films by iconic and hugely influential underground filmmaker Jack Smith was screened.
Jonas Mekas was born on this day in 1922 in Semeniskiai, Lithuania. Watch a cilp from one of his latest films to help celebrate this special day!
Rescued from the jaws of limbo, the Denver Underground Film Festival comes roaring back to life for three days of short films and one intense feature-length documentary. The fest runs Nov. 11-13 at the Unitarian Society of Denver. The feature doc screening on the fest’s last night is Iconoclast, Larry Wessel‘s epic profile of musician… Read More…
An Introduction to the American Underground Film, the seminal book on avant-garde and experimental film history written by Sheldon Renan in 1967, is now available for free download at Archive.org. Anybody who is even slightly interested in underground film history needs to download this important book. Renan’s book has been long out of print and… Read More…
Underground filmmaker Adolfas Mekas has passed away at the age of 85. He is most well known for the screwball comedy Hallelujah the Hills.
Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures features very innocent groping and nudity, but was one of the most notorious films of the early ’60s.
The godfather of underground film, Jonas Mekas, turns 88 today. To celebrate watch an excerpt from his Walden, aka Diaries, Notes and Sketches.
Dec. 4: The Millennium Film Workshop is holding its annual benefit for fellow cinema institution the Film-Makers’ Cooperative, including film screenings.