Underground Film Journal

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These are the films that defined the independent film movement and have endured as some of the all time great classics of underground film.

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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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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The Brig
The prisoners locked in a Marine Corps jail in 1957 Japan are subjected to intense abuse and punishment from the guards.
Director: Jonas Mekas

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Female Trouble
Delinquent teenager Dawn Davenport (Divine) runs away from home and gets sucked into a world of outrageous criminal activity by a twisted couple hellbent on proving that “Crime Is Beauty.”
Director: John Waters

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