The Underground Film Journal has recently uncovered that there was a previous New York Underground Film Festival — in 1970! This event is totally unconnected to the ’90-’00s era festival and featured a weeklong series of screenings in mid-October of that year, from October 12 to 19.
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In 1966, as the underground film wave was sweeping the country, a Boston off-shoot of New York City’s Film-Makers’ Cinematheque opened at a performance space at 53 Berkeley Street. Underground films were shown on weeknights, while on the weekends the space transformed into a music venue called The Boston Tea Party.
One screening, so many interesting names involved. The first being Gregg Barrios; who is now well-known for his poetry, playwriting and friendship with James Franco. However, nothing about the films he made in the ’60s can be found online. (That the Journal can find anyway.)
The 4th annual London Underground Film Festival is screening films such as Grasp the Nettle and Escape From Tomorrow; hosting a Jeff Keen tribute and much more.
Jan. 21, 1968: This condescending article belittles several underground films that have achieved classic status since, such as Blazes and Christmas on Earth.
Feb. 5, 1966: A celebration of underground filmmakers applying art techniques from other mediums to film, such as Andy Warhol and Bruce Conner.
Underground film actor and poet Taylor Mead has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering a debilitating stroke. He starred in The Flower Thief and Tarzan and Jane Regained.. Sort of.
Have you ever seen those big white dots that obscure the image in some old underground movies? Ever wonder what they are? Find out here!
J.J. Murphy’s brilliant new book The Black Hole of the Camera reconsiders the entire filmmaking career of pop artist Andy Warhol and places it in a detailed and engaging context.
The 2012 Brakhage Center Symposium has been programmed by curator Kathy Geritz and will examine the concept of experimental narrative over three days of screenings and lectures on March 16-18.