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Underground Film Links: March 6, 2011

So Unreal by Jon Clark

Short, but sweet, this week. I was out of town pretty much all week and didn’t have time to gather many links, unfortunately. Plus, I’ve been ensconced in a couple of bigger projects that have been eating up tons of my time. But, I had a few links drop pretty much into my lap, so that’s what we’ve got. Here they are:

  1. Sick of the Radio interviewed Underground Film Journal fave Jon Clark about his music video for “So Unreal,” plus about his work in general. They asked him just about all the questions I would have wanted answered — and a few more.
  2. For Moving Image Source, Ed Halter writes a lengthy essay on the formerly “lost” films of philosopher Manuel DeLanda, one of Nick Zedd’s inspirations behind the Cinema of Transgression.
  3. Speaking of Transgression — and I usually am — Jay Hollinsworth lets us know about a new vinyl record filled with covers of songs by GG Allin, star of Todd Phillips’ classic documentary Hated.
  4. Mike Rollo discusses and has stills from his favorite train movies, such as Geoffrey Jones’ 1963 film Snow.
  5. Donna k. has some reports from the True/False Film Festival. Part One covers a crazy masked ball. Part Two reviews some films: El Bulli: Cooking in Progress and Project Nim.
  6. For Electric Sheep, Jason Wood interviews Clio Barnard, director of The Arbor; a part-fiction, part-documentary film about late playwright Andrea Dunbar.
  7. Genevieve Yue of Killing the Buddha jumps on the Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then bandwagon with a stellar review.
  8. Rodney Perkins has news and notes on the short film and soon-to-be-feature After School Midnighters. Looks cool.
  9. Not quite underground: Jon Lanthier has a brief review of the nearly forgotten indie film — a classic in my opinion — Tom Noonan’s What Happened Was.

Underground Film Feedback (1 comment)

  • Thanks for the link! If it’s not apparent from my more meditative than qualitative blurb, I quite like WHAT HAPPENED WAS as well – that third act fiction-within-a-fiction has an unexpected fieriness that Noonan’s cohorts have never aspired to. I still need to check out the THE WIFE, but having seen this film I appreciate the measured off-kilter-ness of Noonan’s acting all the more.

    I’ll have to check out that ARBOR-related interview as well…I talked to Barnard recently myself for Documentary Magazine. She’s quite the charming talent.

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