Underground Film Journal

Underground Film Timeline: 2000 — 2005

Below is a list of significant events and films in underground film history between the years 2000 and 2005.

Reference key:
D.E.J.: David E. James. The Most Typical Avant-garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California, 2005.
J.S.: Jack Sargeant. Deathtripping: the Extreme Underground. Brooklyn: Soft Skull, 2008. (Originally published: London: Creation, 1995.)

2000

Major Events:

Usama and Kristie Alshaibi found and run the Z Film Festival in Chicago. (J.S.)

2001

Significant Films:

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
Ass (J.S.)

Dan McLaughlin:
The Afterlife of a Hollywood Extra (D.E.J.)

2002

Significant Films:

U.S.:

Kristie Alshaibi:
Other People’s Mirrors (J.S.)

2003

Significant Films:

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
The Amateurs (DVD) (J.S.)

2004

Significant Films:

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
Convulsion Expulsion (DVD) (J.S.)

2005

Major Events:

Last year of Usama and Kristie Alshaibi’s Z Film Festival. (J.S.)