Underground Film Journal

Shirley Clarke


Shirley Clarke Would Have Been 92 Today
Today is underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke‘s birthday. She was born on Oct. 2, 1919 and passed away on Sept. 23, 1997. She is mostly well-known for her two jazz-themed narrative feature films The Connection (1960) and The Cool World (1963); as well as the 1967 documentary, Portrait of Jason. However, she also directed numerous short… Read More…
Midnight Movies
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum’s classic Midnight Movie is still an important must-read for fans of cult and underground films.