I’ve uncovered two films that screened at the 2nd annual New York Underground Film Festival: Cracking Up and Dirty Money.
Nick Zedd’s complete Adventures of Electra Elf is out as a special 4-disc box set; while Usama Alshaibi’s Solar Anus Cinema gets a new release.
Notable underground film events of 1975 were the formation of Berks Filmmakers, the debut of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Amos Poe making Night Lunch.
Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt is taking his transgressive screening series, Cinema Abattoir, on the road across Europe, screening films by Karl Lemieux and CA CA CA.
Cinema Abattoir responds to Nick Zedd’s report about being deported from Canada while on his way to present a retrospective of his films.
Nick Zedd was supposed to attended a Cinema of Transgression screening organized by Cinema Abattoir, but he was detained at the border and deported.
J. Hoberman is the long-running film critic at the Village Voice, who is screening some of his favorite underground films, like Eraserhead and Black Box.
Soft Skull Press has reissued an amazing new edition of Jack Sargeant’s history of the influential Cinema of Transgression movement of the ’80s.
The Lausanne Underground Film Festival is screening Lloyd Kaufman’s Poultrygeist, a Damon Packard retrospective, plus a film by Bill Plympton and more.
The Coney Island Film Festival is screening Gary Beeber’s Bally-Master, plus films by Bill Plympton, Leah Meyerhoff and many more at Sideshows by the Seashore.