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Underground Film Links: July 14, 2013

Adult film star Joe Blow and his girlfriend pose in front of the Las Vegas sign
  1. Revelation Perth is wrapping up ripping it up Down Under today. Or, it may have just concluded by the time you read this — the time difference thing always makes me crazy. Anyway, there’s been loads of press for the event. SBS interviewed filmmaker Richard Wolstencroft about his provocative new documentary The Last Days of Joe Blow that just World Premiered at Rev. (They give him a good grilling.) (Photo above is from the doc.)
  2. Meanwhile, ABC has a fantastic video interview with Rev founder Richard Sowada about the death of Hollywood that everyone’s gabbing about these days. The video has lots of great clips of this year’s Rev lineup.
  3. Then, at Fandor, Jonathan Marlow interviews filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer about his controversial film The Act of Killing, which has played Rev and lots of other underground fests so far this year.
  4. Helpful tip of the day: Beware of Icy Breasts.
  5. Is Quentin Tarantino’s girlfriend Lianne MacDougal a plagiarist? Mike White investigates. (And provides some pretty damning proof.)
  6. Jodie Mack seems to be the woman of the hour. The Dartmouth Now website interviewed her regarding the question: Is it possible to make a figurative or subjective abstract film? (Mack is an assistant prof at Dartmouth.)
  7. Donna k. got an early sneak peek at Bobcat Goldthwait’s Bigfoot movie, Willow Creek, and goes mad for it.
  8. Jay Hollinsworth spills lots of details about one of his upcoming films, From the Gut, about a man who spews objects out of his mouth. Sounds like fun.
  9. Professor Tryon announces that his latest book, On-Demand Culture, is now available. His last book, Reinventing Cinema, was killer, so we’re really looking forward to this.
  10. Jessica Oreck shows us what all editors’ bays should look like.
  11. I find myself really digging Joe Dante’s Trailers From Hell lately. I make it a point to never miss the new ones now. Most of ’em are fantastic mini film history lessons that I learn a lot from.
  12. And we’ll conclude with a bit of self-promotion, so ignore if you want: If you’re not following me on Twitter you’re missing out when I ask the REALLY hard hitting questions of our time.

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