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Underground Film Links: April 15, 2012

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  1. This Week’s Absolute Must Read is Clint Enns’ extremely helpful guide for filmmakers submitting to film festivals, including tips on figuring out the essentials to put into your information packet and how to figure out which festivals are good for your film. Clint’s work screens in a ton of festivals, so the man knows what he’s talking about.
  2. This Week’s Absolute Must Listen is the Cinemad Podcast #7 in which journalist Mike Plante interviews two very fine fellows: Ed Halter and Thomas Beard of the Brooklyn-based microcinema, Light Industry. All three men discuss their experience curating for festivals and give tips on how to run a successful microcinema or screening series. If knowledge is power, this one is powerful enough to blow your head off.
  3. GreenCine Daily interviews Jonas Mekas about his recent film My Mars Bar Movie, which is running at the Anthology this weekend.
  4. Congrats to the Boston Underground Film Festival’s Bryan McKay whose design for this year’s BUFF poster has put him in the ranks of 2012’s Most Awesome Film Festival Posters, judged by Graphic Art News.
  5. At the New York Times, Manohla Dargis writes at length about the films of Nathaniel Dorsky, which will have a major showing in Los Angeles this week.
  6. Rick Trembles casts Mary Harron’s The Moth Diaries into Motion Picture Purgatory.
  7. This one’s for animators: I had never heard of “stratacut” animation before, but this website details this cool looking artform. (Found via Mr. Trembles above.)
  8. Donna k. gushes — and rightly so — over the filmmaking duo of Penny Lane and Bryan L. Frye, particularly pointing out Penny’s poignant film The Voyagers and the upcoming collaboration Our Nixon. Plus, the art of not punching art critic Paddy Johnson.
  9. Making Light of It prepares us for the release of a Rudy Burckhardt retrospective DVD.
  10. Riding the wave of his The Devil’s Rock success, horror movie director Paul Campion announces his next film, an adaptation of the novel Dark Hollow by Brian Keene.
  11. While we’re happy Bob Moricz is revamping his web presence, we miss him while he’s off doing it.
  12. Cartoonist Sam Henderson has a great riff on Annie Hall.
  13. Waylon Bacon previews his cover for the zine Beatdom‘s 11th issue.
  14. For Conversations at the Edge, Jennifer Breckner interviews Steve Anker about the Radical Light book.

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