Larry Gottheim is an American experimental filmmaker who has been making movies since the 1960s. His earliest films have a very meditative quality and are frequently single shots of a specific location, such as his groundbreaking Fog Line (1970). His later films are dense combinations of sound and image that are designed to inspire an emotional engagement with the audience. He also founded the influential Department of Cinema in Binghamton, N.Y.
Your Television Traveler (1991)
Machete/Gillette … Mama (1989)
Mnemosyne Mother of Muses (1986)
“Sorry/Hear Us” (1984)
Tree of Knowledge (1980)
Four Shadows (1978)
Mouches Volantes (1976)
Barn Rushes (1971)
Fog Line (1970)
The National Film Preservation Foundation and The Film Foundation have awarded their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants for 2012, which will save films by Mike Kuchar, Ian Hugo, Jud Yalkut and more.
Jan. 29: Meditative contemplation gives way to barbaric chaos in this selection of classic avant-garde films by Tom Palazzolo and more.
L.A. Filmforum is screening six underground film classics from the Treasures From American Film Archives IV DVD. See films by Ron Rice, Marie Menken and more.
Notable underground film events of 1978 were the beginning of the No Wave movement, Amos Poe directing The Foreigner and the launch of Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party.
Notable underground film events of 1976 were the publication of A History of American Avant-Garde Cinema and the production of Jonas Mekas’ Lost, Lost, Lost.
Notable underground film events for 1973 were a widespread appreciation for Stan Brakhage developed; Alejandro Jodorowsky made The Holy Mountain and more.
Some notable underground film events in 1971 were Jonas Mekas ending his Movie Journal column, Willard Maas passing away and the first festival was held.
Peripheral Produce, the underground film distributor out of Portland, is holding its annual festival and will screen films by Martha Colburn and more.