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.
Watch Streaming Films By Paul Sharits:
June 5: L.A. Filmforum is screening a selection of films by structuralist pioneer Paul Sharits, including his Wintercourse and N:O:T:H:I:N:G.
The 49th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival has films by Vanessa Renwick, Marie Losier, Sam Green, Jodie Mack, Stan Brakhage and more.
Watch the earliest surviving film by structuralist filmmaker Paul Sharits, Wintercourse, which is a cubist interpretation of the coldest season.
This year sees the first ever Arkansas Underground Film Festival in Hot Springs, screening work by Andy Warhol, Stan Brakhage, Jon Clark and Neil Ira Needleman.
Notable underground film events of 1978 were the beginning of the No Wave movement, Amos Poe directing The Foreigner and the launch of Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party.
Here are some fantastic underground film posters made in England in the ’70s, with posters promoting the work of Andy Warhol, Kurt Kren, Stan Brakhage and more.
Notable underground film events of 1977 were John Waters directing Desperate Living and David Lynch making Eraserhead, plus Ric Shore’s brilliant Punking Out.
Notable underground film events of 1976 were the publication of A History of American Avant-Garde Cinema and the production of Jonas Mekas’ Lost, Lost, Lost.
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.