It’s been known for awhile that film distributor Canyon Cinema has been in critical condition, but their plight recently made the New York Times in a thorough article, which discusses their need to become a non-profit, an issue that has plagued the group since they founded in the 1960s.
Also not underground: John Powers of Rhizome digs deep into the modern concept of Diegetic Cinematography, particularly its use in the mainstream sci-fi film Chronicle. That description may not sound so interesting, but its an incredibly engaging piece.
Lastly, this is way not underground, but I would bet lots people reading this used to be fans of the old Degrassi High TV show. Well, there’s the sad new about one of the actors, Neil Hope who played “Wheels,” died 5 years ago — and his family never knew until now.