’60s underground filmmaker Marie Menken would be 102 today. She passed away on Dec. 29, 1970. In her honor, go… Read More…
Some really excellent documentaries have been made about underground filmmakers, both old and new. These 7 are easily caught on DVD.
Outrageous Underground Film Moment 6: Artist Andy Warhol films the Empire State Building for eight hours straight for his avant-garde film Empire.
Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation has helped preserve underground film classics like David Lynch’s Eraserhead and Jonas Mekas’ Lost Lost Lost.
L.A. Filmforum is screening six underground film classics from the Treasures From American Film Archives IV DVD. See films by Ron Rice, Marie Menken 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.
Underground film historian P. Adams Sitney, who wrote Visionary Film, is giving a lecture and showing films at Ed Halter’s Light Industry.
George Renan’s An Introduction to the American Underground Film, written in the ’60s, is an invaluable encyclopedic reference to the classics.