The 49th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival has films by Vanessa Renwick, Marie Losier, Sam Green, Jodie Mack, Stan Brakhage and more.
Some really excellent documentaries have been made about underground filmmakers, both old and new. These 7 are easily caught on DVD.
Look at some fantastic underground film posters and newspaper ads scanned from Jonas Mekas’ seminal book Movie Journal.
June 6: To celebrate the release of Criterion’s Blu-ray release of Stan Brakhage films, Mark Toscano presents 6 films in their original 16mm format.
March 10: Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth will play an improvisational set to accompany the Stan Brakhage visual meditation Text of Light.
From 1986 to 1996, the American Film Institute gave out the Maya Deren award to underground film artists like Kenneth Anger and Shirley Clarke.
Outrageous Underground Film Moment 4: Stan Brakhage films his wife Jane give birth to their daughter in graphic, gory detail.
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.
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 1976 were the publication of A History of American Avant-Garde Cinema and the production of Jonas Mekas’ Lost, Lost, Lost.