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Underground Film Links: April 21, 2013

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 21, 2013

Peter Kubelka analyzes 16mm film frames

After a month long hiatus, the Underground Film Links are making their first appearance on the re-launched Underground Film Journal. Been a weird month between the site transition and having to transition my link-gathering process in the wake of the death of Google Reader. Hopefully, I’ll be back on track with the series from here on out. Some really good ones below:

  1. This Week’s Must Read: Electric Sheep interviews Peter Kubelka, who says he’s quite happy when audiences walk out on his movies.
  2. This Week’s Other Must Read: Robert Maier offers up a loving tribute to underground icon Edith Massey, whom Maier made a short documentary about a few years ago. Lots of great stuff about the beloved actress.
  3. You’d think a luncheon buffet would be anathema to Dracula, King of the Vampires, but the Temple of Schlock proves you wrong.
  4. David Hudson rounds up the news and reviews of the newly restored Portrait of Jason by Shirley Clarke, one of the most radical documentaries of its time. There’s also a round up of tributes to the late Les Blank who died back on the 7th.
  5. For Bad at Sports, Jesse Malmed interviews filmmaker, curator, teacher and publisher Brett Kashmere.
  6. One+One Filmmakers Journal has re-posted the interview that Daniel Fawcett conducted with Duncan Reekie regarding the Exploding Cinema, the filmmaking collective that has been hosting screenings and promoting underground work for decades.
  7. The Indie Grits festival has six questions for Roger Beebe.
  8. Jay Seaver rounds up his reviews from the Boston Underground Film Festival and has some pictures of the shenanigans going on, including one of Melodie Sisk and Zach Clark gabbing about White Reindeer.
  9. BOMBLOG finally prints an unpublished interview Andrew Lampert conducted with Stom Sogo way back in 2000. Or is that Stom Sogo interviewing Andrew Lampert.
  10. Making Light of It has posted up the article “Bruce Conner and the Compilation Narrative” by James Peterson from an old issue of Wide Angle magazine.
  11. Not exactly underground: Chuck Tryon asks if “on-demand” theatrical screenings are the way to go for indie filmmakers in the future. At the least, that method of distribution can’t hurt, can it?

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