This is part of a film blog post chain where I have to write 8 random things about myself.
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum’s classic Midnight Movie is still an important must-read for fans of cult and underground films.
The New York Underground Film Festival hasn’t released their lineup yet, but some of the films playing will be Each Time I Kill and Blood of the Earthworm.
Though not entirely comprehensive, Phil Hall’s Encyclopedia of Underground Movies is still loaded with great information and is a fun read.
Sean DelGatto’s slacker sci-fi epic The End (Part One) is charming thanks to the characters’ laid back attitude towards the world ending.
John Waters collaborating costume designer and make-up artist Van Smith passed away on Dec. 5 of a heart attack. He first worked with Waters on Pink Flamingos.
John Waters, the godfather of underground film (well, one of them) gives his list of Top 10 movies of 2006 to the magazine ArtForum. Here’s a few choice bits.
Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea is a killer documentary narrated by John Waters that stars a collection of oddball characters.
The award-winning documentary Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, narrated by John Waters, will have two screenings in NYC in October with a filmmaker Q&A.
Here’s the July screenings of the Rooftop Films outdoor film festival, including Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea, which is narrated by John Waters.