Underground Film Links: April 10, 2011
new issue (#6) of is now out with articles on the Zeitgeist Movement, Imperfect Cinema, Exploding Cinema and offers a filmmaking challenge. Oh, and Mary Poppins. One+One: The Filmmakers Journal Not sure how much longer these are going to be up, but you can
watch some experimental shorts from the Images Festival on MUBI for free. The Lunch Movie
recaps some of the wonders seen at this year’s Boston Underground Film Festival, which apparently included lots of vomiting. MediaBeat has notes from
a discussion with Troma’s Lloyd Kaufman in which he advocates for media piracy. I don’t agree with what he says, but he has some interesting points. Time to rejoice!
. This hilarious true-life story is not to be missed if you have Netflix. The Man Who Would Be Polka King is now streaming on Netflix Job Opening:
The Austin Film Society is looking for a Director of Development.
Penny Lane and Brian Frye continue their media tour with a four-question interview with Home & Amateur about their upcoming doc Our Nixon.
The Cut + Run Tour launched a spiffy new Flash-based site. Watermelon Rinds was promoting a screening of
work by Caroline Koebel and Scott Stark and has lots of great film stills. Did you know it took
Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn over 3 years to produce the brilliant ? I didn’t, but I learned it in an interview with the filmmakers on WickedChannel.com. Blondes in the Jungle Mike White is going on another tour to
promote his awesome book . If you missed him the first time, now’s your chance. Impossibly Funky Meanwhile, the Phantom of Pulp highly recommends
the book . Swedish Sensationsfilms, all about Swedish exploitation cinema Then, Phil Solomon has nice things to say about
the new book . Ontic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs And, Bill Plympton’s new
coffee table book . Independently Animated is out now Remember when it was “cool” to say you loved
Snakes on a Plane? Clint Enns does and, boy, was he pissed off at the time! Plus, details on Walter Forsberg trying to save the massive destruction of 16mm film by the University of Manitoba. If Alessandro Cima is breathing, then he’s probably pissed about something, too. This time it’s
a documentary on Brazilian art that doesn’t include any artists of color. Skin color that is. For Films in Review, Glenn Andreiev
interviews Amos Poe about the No Wave filmmaking movement. For CinemaScope, Tom McCormack has
a nice write up on the films of Jesse McLean. Bob Moricz makes me insanely jealous
again by showing he has an actual . Mark of the Devil barf bag Film Studies for Free has links
to the horror edition of the film zine . Cinephile Making Light of It has a bunch
more scans of old . Film Culture covers Congrats to Jessica Oreck to winning a
Cinereach grant for her current project . The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga Just learned about a very cool indie arthouse theater in Detroit this past week:
The Burton Theater. If you live in the area, check out their offerings, which recently include Matt McCormick’s Some Days Are Better Than Others. Not Underground: The big indie film news of the week was Film Independent’s president,
Dawn Hudson, is going to be the new CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.