Twelve American filmmakers will receive a total of $118,500 from the Ford Foundation in its first move to aid creative artists in motion pictures. The grants range up to $10,000 for a one-year period. They will be used by the recipients either to produce short films or for travel and study.
Watch Streaming Films By Stan Vanderbeek:
The Ann Arbor Film Festival celebrates its 53rd edition on March 24-29 with a colossal selection of experimental films by Ben Russell, Jennifer Reeder and loads more.
Feb. 5, 1966: A celebration of underground filmmakers applying art techniques from other mediums to film, such as Andy Warhol and Bruce Conner.
Robert Maier’s memoir Low Budget Hell details his working relationship with iconic cult movie director John Waters, plus his own long career making indie movies.
The 2nd annual Paper Plastic features Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop, Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then and more great animation.
The National Film Preservation Foundation and the Film Foundation have announced the 11 films to be preserved by their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants.
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.
Notable underground films in 1972 were John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Robert Downey Sr.’s Greaser’s Palace; plus Kenneth Anger published his own obituary.
Watch the classic 1972 documentary “The Computer Generation” starring underground filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek about the future of animation.
Sleazoid Express by the late Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford is an exhilaratingly fun read about the glory days of Times Square grindhouse cinemas.