Underground Film Links: February 12, 2012
- Motion Picture Purgatory cartoonist Rick Trembles has moved from purgatory and into hell recently thanks to what appears to be a possible illegal eviction by his landlord. A Montreal news station covers the story and interviews Trembles who provides some damning evidence. The turmoil has left Trembles in a bad way, so if there’s any way anyone reading this can throw him some work, he’d appreciate it. Lastly, his latest strip is a review of 1968’s Canuxploitation thriller Playgirl Killer.
- Cinemascope gives the true history of the filmmaking via cell phone phenomenon, giving rightful appreciation to Aryan Kaganof’s boundary-breaking SMS Sugar Man.
- Heard that old Underground Film Journal friend Christopher Folino (Gamers) has a new movie in the works called Sparks. Actually, I think it’s nearing completion and you can get a preview of it at its official website. Based on a comic book co-written with William Katt and starring Clancy Brown and Jake Busey.
- Recent SXSW-accepted filmmaker Robert G. Putka (Mouthful) was interviewed for and profiled by Connecticut.com. Putka was also interviewed for the WKYC TV news.
- Charles Doran’s killer short film Westsider recently received a positive review by Rogue Cinema.
- J.J. Murphy’s review of Clay Jeter’s Jess + Moss not only makes me want to see the film, but it makes me pissed off at the Hollywood Reporter at the same time.
- Aaron Valdez gives us a sneak preview of the issues surrounding his upcoming installation for the 50th annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.
- BadAzz MoFo sets the record straight regarding the (non-)connection between Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song and Shaft.
- Cineflyer reprints a 1987 article profiling experimental filmmakers Rick Hancox and Chris Gallagher. Or maybe we shouldn’t call them that.
- Peaches Christ has a great series of photos from her recent epic Rocky Horror Picture Show screening that featured Bruce Boxleitner in drag for the first time after 40 or so years.
- While John Waters likes to paint a picture that his films were made by happy happenstance, Robert Maier continues to prove the crafty, business-minded planning that went into them.
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