Two documentary filmmakers attempt to make a movie about heroin addicts waiting for their dealer to show up. Based on the play by Jack Gelber.
Watch Streaming Films By Shirley Clarke:
In 1983, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with Media Study/Buffalo, created a touring retrospective of avant-garde films, primarily feature-length ones and a few shorts, which they called “The American New Wave 1958-1967.” To accompany the tour, a hefty catalog was produced that included notes on the films, essays by film historians and… Read More…
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.
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…
Jan. 24: Barbara Hammer will screen two of her recent movies: A Horse Is Not a Metaphor and Generations, directed with Gina Carducci.
The National Film Preservation Foundation and the Film Foundation have announced the 11 films to be preserved by their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants.
Jan. 30: Come see the classic short film Bridges-Go-Round by underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke, plus the collage doc Shirley Clarke in Our Time.
From 1986 to 1996, the American Film Institute gave out the Maya Deren award to underground film artists like Kenneth Anger and Shirley Clarke.
Anthology Film Archives is hosting this week-long retrospective of pioneering ’60s underground filmmaker Shirley Clarke, including The Cool World and more.
Watch Andy Warhol paint a portrait of a bored looking Debbie Harry using an Amiga computer; plus I wonder about Martin Scorsese’s underground influences.