Underground Film Links: June 17, 2012
- This week’s Must Read comes from donna k., whom I link to a lot every week. But her description this time about how Brent Green’s sculpture To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given was created is unbelievably fascinating. After reading this, you’ll have a new appreciation on how your LCD monitors work — and how visionary Green is.
- Curator and filmmaker Brenda Contreras has launched a new blog that you need to check out. Her first big post about seeing some experimental filmmakers — Bruce McClure, Marie Losier and Ricardo Nicolayevsky — is a great read already.
- Preservationist Mark Toscano writes about preserving Lous Hock’s 1975 film Studies in Chronovision.
- At the Filmmaker website, Eddie Mullins gives a great review to a new DVD box set of Robert Downey Sr.’s early films called Up All Night With Robert Downey Sr. and includes Babo 73, Chafed Elbows and more.
- Superstar indie film reviewer J.J. Murphy tackles Yong Kim’s third film For Ellen starring Paul Dano, calling it “painful and engaging.”
- Is the 1966 Czechoslovakian movie Daises by Vera Chytilová a “weird movie”? Maybe it’s one of the weirdest!
- May 26 in Portland, Oregon is now officially Bill Plympton Day!
- Bobby Putka wonders where the helpful crews are in Los Angeles — and I tell him.
- Filmmaker Salise Hughes shares some of her recent “erasure drawings,” including a nice one of Dirty Harry.