2012 NFPF Avant-Garde Masters Grants Announced + Screenings
The National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation have awarded their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants for 2012, which will save films by Mike Kuchar, Ian Hugo, Jud Yalkut and more.
Tom Palazzolo’s Down Clark Street Available For IPad
Independent documentary filmmaker Tom Palazzolo‘s 2000 film Down Clark Street is now available for the iPad via a new app. The film is a nostalgic vision of Palazzolo’s hometown, Chicago, that combines vintage images of the Windy City with more modern footage. The filmmaker describes the film as “a chronicle of a time past and
Museum Of The Moving Image: From Contemplation To Chaos
Jan. 29: Meditative contemplation gives way to barbaric chaos in this selection of classic avant-garde films by Tom Palazzolo and more.
Flashback: First Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival: Official Lineup
I’ve uncovered the lineup of the first ever Chicago Underground Film Festival, held back in 1994 and which had a very transgressive bent.
Tom Palazzolo: Jerry’s Angry Deli
Watch the nine-minute short documentary “Jerry’s” by Tom Palazzolo, about Chicago’s angriest deli owner. The film comes recommended by Roger Ebert.
Underground Film Yearbook: 1977
Notable underground film events of 1977 were John Waters directing Desperate Living and David Lynch making Eraserhead, plus Ric Shore’s brilliant Punking Out.
Underground Film Yearbook: 1976
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.
Underground Film Yearbook: 1974
Notable underground film events of 1973 were P. Adams Sitney publishing Visionary Film, John Waters made Female Trouble and David Lynch directed The Amputee.
Underground Film Yearbook: 1973
Notable underground film events for 1973 were a widespread appreciation for Stan Brakhage developed; Alejandro Jodorowsky made The Holy Mountain and more.
Underground Film Yearbook: 1972
Notable underground films in 1972 were John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Robert Downey Sr.’s Greaser’s Palace; plus Kenneth Anger published his own obituary.