Underground Film Journal

Warren Sonbert


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.”

Warren Sonbert Would Have Been 64 Today

Experimental filmmaker Warren Sonbert was born today, June 26, in 1947. Sadly, he passed away in 1995 from complications due to AIDS. Sonbert began making films as a teenager in 1966. While his first films were loosely-structured narratives, he later became known for making movies out of his extensive worldly travels. He would plan a […]