The 2nd annual Paper Plastic features Ralph Bakshi’s American Pop, Brent Green’s Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then and more great animation.
The National Film Preservation Foundation and the Film Foundation have announced the 11 films to be preserved by their annual Avant-Garde Masters Grants.
Watch Andy Warhol paint a portrait of a bored looking Debbie Harry using an Amiga computer; plus I wonder about Martin Scorsese’s underground influences.
Notable underground films in 1972 were John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, Robert Downey Sr.’s Greaser’s Palace; plus Kenneth Anger published his own obituary.
Watch the classic 1972 documentary “The Computer Generation” starring underground filmmaker Stan Vanderbeek about the future of animation.
Sleazoid Express by the late Bill Landis and Michelle Clifford is an exhilaratingly fun read about the glory days of Times Square grindhouse cinemas.
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.
J. Hoberman and Jonathan Rosenbaum’s classic Midnight Movie is still an important must-read for fans of cult and underground films.