This is Part Two in a series about Chicago’s Experimental Film Coalition; and covers their screening series. Formed in 1983, the Experimental Film Coalition started holding regular monthly screenings starting in 1984. The screenings brought to Chicago the work of independent, experimental filmmakers across the country, as well as screening local work.
The National Film Preservation Foundation has awarded their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants, to films by Tommy Turner, Julie Murray and more to be preserved.
The 24th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival is screening Lewis Klahr’s The Pettifogger, plus films by Jesse McLean, Clint Enns, Ken Jacobs and more.
The 3rd annual Crossroads in San Francisco will honor Chick Strand, show the complete work of Laida Lerxtundi, plus Ken Jacob’s latest film and much more.
March 30 — April 1 Various Times Museum of the Moving Image 35 Avenue at 37 Street Astoria, NY 11106 Hosted by: Museum of the Moving Image Ken Jacobs is one of the few filmmakers from the ’60s underground film movement who has actively and enthusiastically embraced filmmaking in the modern digital age. Over the
The 2012 Brakhage Center Symposium has been programmed by curator Kathy Geritz and will examine the concept of experimental narrative over three days of screenings and lectures on March 16-18.
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
Ken Jacobs, the legendary experimental filmmaker who has made classics such as Little Stabs at Happiness is 78 today.
Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures features very innocent groping and nudity, but was one of the most notorious films of the early ’60s.
Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema is hosting the FNC Lab with films by Marie Losier, Chick Strand, Guy Maddin, Christina Battle and more.