Visionary Film by P. Adams Sitney is still a must-read history of underground film even though it basically says that history petered out in the early 70s.
P. Adams Sitney
In the ’60s, Film Culture gave out one award per year to an underground filmmaker, such as Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger. Here’s the full list of winners.
Back on Sept. 28, 1960, film diarist Jonas Mekas organized a meeting of the world’s best underground filmmakers to form the historic New American Cinema Group.