This week’s Must Look At is way not underground, but this cool site came my way this week: It’s a blog devoted to John Tartaglia, the “cement artist” who casted the footprints and handprints of numerous Hollywood stars outside of the famous Mann’s Chinese Theater between 1953 and 1987. This list contains all the stars for whom Tartaglia served as Masonry master. Interesting stuff.
Is Netflix trying to kill the DVD? Filmmaker Mag investigates. By the way: Filmmakers offering films for the Underground Film Journal to review via a password-protected Vimeo page is steadily increasing.
Here’s a bizarre story: Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues, the acclaimed animated indie film hit from a few years ago, was recently banned from screening in Queens, New York thanks to irate religious Hindus who don’t appreciate the portrayal of their beliefs in the film.
The Progress-Leader newspaper in Australia profiled local actress Kelsie McDonald after winning the Best Actress award at Bloodfest Fantastique for her scream queen role in Chris Sun’s Come and Get Me.
Fangoria conducted an in-depth interview with one of the Underground Film Journal’s favorite filmmakers: The badass Waylon Bacon.