Underground Film Journal

Feature Article

January 28, 2023

1961: New American Cinema At The Spoleto Festival

Poster for the 1961 Spoleto Festival that includes films from the New American Cinema

According to Jonas Mekas's diaries, on May 17, 1961 he was contacted by Jerome Hill about the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Hill had convinced the festival's organizer, Gian Carlo Menotti, to include a section on the New American Cinema for that year's edition to be held in June and July.

Mekas declined to participate, as he was busy editing his first feature film Guns of the Trees, but he convinced an eager David C. Stone to organize the event in his stead.

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February 11, 2023

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Film Culture Index

Issue 14 (vol. 3, No. 4)

Cover to Film Culture 14

Index of Film Culture issue 14 that has articles on the East and West Coast experimental film scenes, the Cinema 16 symposium of 1957, Yugoslav cinema, and more.

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