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Underground Film Links: April 28, 2013

Donna k. with her leg in a cast
  1. This Week’s Must Read: Donna k. ruminates on potentially why it’s difficult for her to get film writing grants. I’ve applied to very few grants myself, but I still acutely feel her pain. Since it’s extremely difficult to make money in the underground side of the film biz, folks who dabble in it usually turn to the academic world to be financially solvent. Outside of that world, it’s a painful slog. And it especially sucks since donna is a helluva writer about art and film, so go show her some appreciation by checking out her great blog. (Picture is of donna and her recent broken leg. We hope she’s feeling better.)
  2. My old friend Ernie Vecchione relates the horrifically painful experience of trying to finance and direct his own indie film way back in 1999 called Tell Me Everything, starring Tim Heidecker and KaDee Strickland. And I think he’s wrong. From the sound of it, he could probably cobble something out of it and get some play out of those names.
  3. Encyclopedia of the Exquisite has some nice frame grabs from the trailer Jonas Mekas’ latest, Out-Takes From the Life of a Happy Man.
  4. Ars Electronica has a nice article about their 2013 jury process. One of the jury members was Andrea Grover, who, on her own site, says she had a great experience.
  5. Was very glad to hear this week that Home Team Productions, aka Vic Zimet and Stephanie Silber, are about to unleash a new documentary, Everything Is Forever, on the world.
  6. If you don’t know who New Jersey living legend Uncle Floyd is, well, then you should.
  7. One of the underground/transgressive greats, Carey Burtt, finally has a website showcasing his awesome work.
  8. Artists Television Access interviews a couple of their volunteers about working there, Grace Rosario and Shae Green.

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