Underground Film Journal

Ernie Gehr


Robert Beck Memorial Cinema: January — May Screenings, 1999

Continuing into 1999 at the Collective Unconscious theater space in NYC, the RBMC — co-programmed by Brian L. Frye and Bradley Eros — went on hiatus for the first week of the year, but resumed on January 12. Below is a list of screenings from then until a May 18 event that celebrated the RBMC’s first full year of existence.

Idiolects #1 (June to August 1976)

In 1976, a crudely published fanzine devoted to the experimental film scene made its debut. It was called Idiolects and the first issue offered a definition of its name: “An idiolect is the language of an individual at a particular time.”

Happy 68th Birthday, Ernie Gehr

Ernie Gehr, one of the pioneers of the structuralist film movement, was born today, July 20, in 1943. Gehr began making films in 1968 with the two films Wait and Morning, and is still currently making films with his most recent being Waterfront Follies (2008) and Hurry Up Henrietta (2009). In 1990, he was honored […]