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.
Back on Sept. 28, 1960, film diarist Jonas Mekas organized a meeting of the world’s best underground filmmakers to form the historic New American Cinema Group.
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum’s classic Midnight Movie is still an important must-read for fans of cult and underground films.