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Underground Film Links: May 15, 2011

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  1. This week’s Absolute Must Read is a career overview of Spanish surrealist Carlos Atanes by Rob Smart for Bright Lights Film Journal. I’ve been touting Atanes’ work for years, so it’s really nice to finally see a much more respected film website than the Underground Film Journal also champion him. His films are rarely seen — and that’s wrong! So, after you read the article, go Netflix the film FAQ.
  2. For Filmmaker, Lauren Wissot interviews Zach Clark about his subversive feature films, Vacation! and Modern Love Is Automatic. Also on Filmmaker, Nicholas Rombes proves that Paranormal Activity 2 is an avant-garde film. Hey, he convinced me!
  3. For his latest Motion Picture Purgatory, Rick Trembles tackles the Jodie Foster cult classic The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane. (Coincidentally, I just saw this film for the first time recently and immediately fell in love!)
  4. Candlelight Stories has some short films to recommend: It’s Gonna Rain by Italian filmmaker Luca Gennari and In the Shadow by by Fabrice Mathieu.
  5. Donna k. attended an interesting sounding lecture by artist Ben Katchor at the Second Thoughts on the Memory Industry symposium at NYU.
  6. Rupert at Snuffbox Films recommends submitting to the One Minute Film & Video Festival in Aarau, Switzerland; i.e. if you have a one-minute long film.
  7. Michael Varrati has an incredible interview with ’80s horror hottie Heather Langenkamp about her recent documentary I Am Nancy and her involvement with the original Nightmare on Elm Street series.
  8. If you want to volunteer for the 3rd annual Migrating Forms in NYC, which is coming up, Rhizome has the details.
  9. For Facets Features, Sharon Gissy covers this year’s Ebertfest.
  10. Better late than never: The Movie Goer reviews Nude Nuns With Big Guns, which screened at the Arizona Underground Film Festival last year. Sounds as fun as the title implies!
  11. Phil Solomon is beginning to post samples to be potentially included in a new work. I find it interesting that Solomon chose to label this kick-off post after a CGI term.
  12. CinemaNational takes a look back at the under-appreciated film Ivory Bastards Against Extinction, which screened at the 2006 Boston Underground Film Festival. Go watch the fun trailers!
  13. This is exciting: Jack Sargeant says an Electric Sheep essay collection is coming!
  14. Jon Lanthier reviews one of the more controversial films of 2010: Srdjan Spasojevic’s A Serbian Film.
  15. Waylon Bacon has been tidying up the art portfolio section of his website.

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