Underground Film Journal

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Want to find something awesome to watch on Amazon? These films will thrill, chill and delight you.

Meshes Of The Afternoon

In this classic avant-garde film, a young woman returns home and encounters visions of herself resulting in tragedy. Filmmaker Maya Deren ushered in the entirety of artistic cinema in America with this hugely influential short film that is hypnotic, dreamlike and astounding in its visionary aesthetics.

Director: Maya Deren

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Signature Move

A Pakistani-American lawyer who lives with her housebound, conservative mother gets involved in the underground scene of masked female wrestling and begins a deep lesbian romance with a Mexican-American woman whose own mother is a retired Luchadora.

Director: Jennifer Reeder

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See You Next Tuesday

A pregnant, un-married supermarket cashier alienates her mother, loses her job and becomes dependent on her sister and her sister’s lesbian lover as her due date is fast approaching.

Director: Drew Tobia

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Dark Souls

A young woman is brutally murdered, only to come back to life. Investigating these strange circumstances, the woman’s father stumbles into a disturbing conspiracy surrounding a malevolent substance infecting the living.

Director: César Ducasse, Mathieu Peteul

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Buzz One Four

Filmmaker Matt McCormick recounts the story of how his grandfather — a B-52 bomber pilot — almost accidentally blew up the entire U.S. Eastern seaboard in a nuclear holocaust. Features an amazing amount of military archival footage and personal home movies of the McCormick family.

Director: Matt McCormick

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Blur Circle

A single mother who continues to obsess over her son who vanished several years ago meets a man dealing with his own tragedy that gives her a new outlook on life.

Director: Chris Hansen

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A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness

A man goes on a singular journey through three distinct landscapes: In a commune on an Estonian island, across the forests of Northern Finland, and as a member of a black metal band in Norway.

Director: Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

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Born In Flames

In the not too distant future, after a female activist dies in police custody, two rival women radio show hosts battle it out over the airwaves to make sure justice is served.

Director: Lizzie Borden

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Reflections Of Evil

An obese watch salesman wanders the ugly streets of Los Angeles and is haunted by the ghost of his older sister who died of a PCP overdose.

Director: Damon Packard

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The Connection

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.

Director: Shirley Clarke

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