Underground Film Journal

Film Culture: Issue 63-64 (Double Issue)

Cover of Film Culture 63-64 with Marie Menken and Willard Maas

Published: 1976; 184 pages

COVER: Marie Menken and Willard Maas. Photo: J.H. Hawkins

Publisher: Film Culture Non-Profit Corporation
Editor-in-Chief: Jonas Mekas. Assistant Editor: P. Adams Sitney

Copyright 1976 by Film Culture. Printed in the U.S.A. by H. Gantt. N.Y.C.


1. The Idea of Abstraction, by P. Adams Sitney

2. Animal Cinema: Four Frames, by Ken Kelman

3. On Ernie Gehr‘s Film “Still,” by Richard Foreman

4. Works of Ernie Gehr From 1968 to 1972, by Regina Cornwell

5. The Influence of Olivier Messiaen on the Visual Art of Stan Brakhage in “Scenes From Under Childhood,” Part One, by Marie Nesthus

6. Jack Smith‘s “Flaming Creatures“: With the Tweak of an Eyebrow, by David Packman

7. Barry Gerson Interviewed By John Hanhardt

8. Statement — August 25, 1973, by Barry Gerson

9. Filmography of Barry Gerson

10. Willard Maas and Marie Menken: The Last Years, by Roger Jacoby

11. Reconsidered Analysis by Louis Hock of “Remedial Reading Comprehension,” a Film By George Landow

12. On Louis Hock’s Piece on “Remedial Reading Comprehension,” by Fred Camper

13. “The Quiet One.” A Conversation With Helen Levitt

14. Janice Loeb and Bill Levitt, by Bari Lynn Gillard and Victoria Levitt

15. Ernst Lubitsch, by Kirk Bond

16. Where Have You Cone, My Darling Clementine? by William Roth

17. Jay Leyda’s “Kino,” by Steven P. Hill

18. Jay Leyda’s Comments on Steven P. Hill’s Notes

19. Footnotes For “The Influence of Olivier Messiaen”

Index of Images

A still from Serene Velocity (1970), a film by Ernie Gehr

From Still (1971), a film by Ernie Gehr

Barry Gerson

George Landow. Photo: Clare Mejido

Stills from the films of Ernst Lubitsch: The Eyes of the Mummy, Carmen (2), My Wife the Film Star, Rausch, Sumurun (2), Die Bergkatze, Die Flamme (2), Eternal Love

Ernst Lubitsch on location for Eternal Love


Film Culture: Subscriptions and Back Issues

Film Culture also has copies of the following publications:
Metaphors on Vision, by Stan Brakhage ($6.00)
Brakhage, by Dan Clark ($2.00)
Lens, by Frank Kuenstler ($2.00)
Quest for Serenity, by Gregory Markopolous ($5.00)
Essential Cinema, edited by P. Adams Sitney ($20.00)
Film Culture Reader, edited by P. Adams Sitney ($12.95)
Filmwise N. 5-6 (Marie Menken / Willard Maas) ($5.00)
Film Spaces (Design Quarterly N. 93) ($2.00)
Artforum, January 1973 (Eisenstein-Brakhage Issue) ($5.00)
Film-Makers’ Cooperative Catalogue N.5 ($2.00)
Film-Makers’ Cooperative Catalogue N.6 ($2.00)

The Legend of Maya Deren
A three volume documentary biography edited by VeVe Amasasa Clark, Millicent Hodson, Catrina Neiman, and Francine Bailey.
A tribute to the extraordinary woman, inspiration of the American Avantgarde Film, anthropologist, writer and thinker.
The Legend of Maya Deren will include writings by Maya Deren, photographs, stills from her films, and interviews with people that she knew and worked with.
Will be available to the readers of Film Culture as part of their 2-year subscription.

Film-Makers’ Cooperative

A History of the American Avant-Garde Cinema
A circulating film exhibition of seven programs with accompanying catalog now available for scheduling in 1977 and 1978
For information contact: The American Federation of Arts