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Underground Film Links: August 26, 2012

Abstract image from Will Hindle's Later That Same Night

Since I skipped a links post last week due to other projects taking up my weekend, some of these are from awhile ago, but very, very worthy of a click:

  1. Once again for this week’s Must Read, Mark Toscano has another amazing film restoration post up, this time discussing restoring two films by Will Hindle, Pastorale d’Ete (1959) and Later That Same Night (1971). This is an important article because, as Mark notes, Hindle’s place in the underground universe has been on a bit of a slide the past few years.
  2. If you’re interested in accurately archiving Shaw Brothers movie releases, then Temple of Schlock has the ultimate post for you.
  3. This interview on Experimental Cinema with German filmmaker Klaus Wyborny goes into fascinating depth on his theories of film construction.
  4. San Francisco’s Artists Television Access interviewed Chicago filmmaker/curator Amir George on his touring program called “Watch This!” curated by The Cinema Culture.
  5. Making Light of It has scanned in and posted up an article by Yvonne Rainer about her own movie Journeys From Berlin/1971 from Millennium Film Journal , which, come to think of it, is probably one of the very first underground films I ever saw myself. Should see it again as I wasn’t sure what to make of it back then…
  6. The One+One journal has an introductory article on Curt McDowell’s Thundercrack!, a film we only just watched for the first time ourselves. While we were quite aware of its reputation, we were still shocked by the amount of graphic sex in it.
  7. So, I’m linking to this brief article by Jack Sargeant about the photography show he co-curated with Linsey Gosper, but I encourage you to click through to read the hilarious warning sign he posted at the door.
  8. 366 Weird Movies considers Guy Maddin’s Keyhole for their master list.
  9. Exploitation filmmaker John Hayes isn’t as well known as his contemporaries like Russ Meyer and Doris Wishman, but Fandor analyses his place in sleazy history.
  10. The Oak Cliff Advocate interviews Dallas Video Fest co-founder Bart Weiss, which has been going strong for an amazing 25 years!
  11. Can’t tell if this is for real or not, but it probably is. Apparently, there’s an Irish town named Muff that’s mad at the Australian MUFF.
  12. I dunno how Clint Enns pulled off this animated GIF trick, but it’s kinda freaky.