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Underground Film Links: October 16, 2011

Tom Tom the Piper's Son by Ken Jacobs film still
  1. I presume this article is from a ways back, but I only stumbled upon it yesterday: Jonathan Rosenbaum reprinted his reflections on the Edinburgh Film Festival from 1976. It’s a very long, in-depth piece, but if you want the hot, underground film content, scroll down to Rosenbaum describing a screening of Tom Tom the Piper’s Son causing a near riot and a review of Yvonne Rainer’s Film About a Woman Who….
  2. The L.A. Times has a lengthy piece on the ambitious “Alternative Projections” screening series on the avant-garde that just launched in Los Angeles.
  3. Mike Plante presents his fourth Cinemad podcast, this time chatting with the elusive James Fotopoulos. (And I mean that in terms of his work, not in terms of getting him on the phone for a chat.)
  4. I don’t know much about the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), but donna k. enlightens me. All I have to say is that the sphere reminds me of Stan Vanderbeek’s Movie-Drome.
  5. Mike White covers the Blue Water Film Festival where he got to interview Sid Haig.
  6. Rape in film is, of course, always a controversial topic. For Electric Sheep, John Bleasdale writes up a very thoughtful consideration on the subject.
  7. Nathan Wrann directs us to a cool fan poster by Adrian Kolarczyk for Alex Ross Perry’s surreal WWII drama Impolex.
  8. For Facets, Gregory Hess reviews the not-quite-VHS-only available 200 Motels by Frank Zappa, a film that does exist in my house on VHS, but that I’ve never watched.
  9. Bill Plympton has been posting up a ton of sketches over at Scribble Junkies, which I’ve never linked to. Except for this one, which I get a particular kick out of.

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