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Underground Film Links: August 5, 2012

George Kuchar in the shower in Hold Me When I'm Naked
  1. This Week’s Must Read: Pfft, forget the Sight & Sound polls — Hey, they never ask for my opinion! — the One+One Filmmaking Journal has compiled a great list of 10 films they love and which you must see, none of which we can really argue with. The list includes films by George Kuchar, Jeff Keen, Derek Jarman, Shuji Terayama and, of course, several more — including one film we ourselves saw and loved just recently, the bat-shit crazy Hausu by Nobuhiko Obayashi.
  2. If you want some awesome Sunday experimental film browsing, then a great stop is the Mono No Aware filmmaking workshop films!
  3. If you live in Toronto, or want to live there, the Images Festival is looking to hire a programmer for next year’s festival.
  4. Film Journal International reviews Pip Chodorov’s Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film, which has been screening at the Anthology Film Archives. The review asks the question, “how loudly should we complain about any attempt to pay tribute to such a marginalized group of people?”
  5. Donna k. has a fantastic article in which she asks the hard questions of herself about why she writes about the arts. Those of us in this game will certainly sympathize.
  6. Congrats to¬†Underground Film Journal friend Drew Henkels on the unusual way he became engaged and for the newspaper write up about it. As the song says, “Billboards are dominoes.” (That would be a song Drew wrote.)
  7. Death by boobage!
  8. Making Light of It scans in one of Stan Vanderbeek’s loopy essays, apparently some sort of interview with himself.
  9. Courtney Sell has important business advice for budding young film entrepreneurs: Be careful what you name your company because it might come back to bite you in the ass. “Ass” being the key word here.

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