Underground Film Links: August 21, 2011
Dorsky’s done it again! Just like last week — but even more so! — this week’s Absolute Must Read is Nathaniel Dorsky’s remembrance of
living the avant-garde film life in NYC in the late ’60s. Adventures include hanging out with Stan Brakhage and Naomi Levine, going to the deli with Slavko Vorkapich, projecting films with Jerome Hiller and many other impossibly cool things. The New York Times published
an official obit for Robert Breer, which has several pieces of personal bio info not otherwise found online. Also, Yoel Miranda has
a very personal remembrance of Breer. So, what’s it like to intern at a major independent film festival?
Rooftop Films intern Sheila Maria Lobo lets us know. By the way: Donna k. lets us know that
film festivals, in general, are fabulous.
South Australia has banned . Man, that country is so uptight. A Serbian Film Speaking of which,
the Herald Sun discusses in anticipation of it screening at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. A Serbian Film Beat magazine has an article / interview with
Boyd Rice, the subject of Larry Wessel’s epic documentary , also screening at MUFF. Iconoclast At Candlelight Stories, Alessandro Cima thinks
David Vaipan’s he’s seen in years — and you can go watch it at that site. Seizure is one of the “most magnificent” movies Robert Koehler has assembled
a list of the 53 movies he’s seen at this year’s Locarno, placed in order of preference, starting with Alessandro Comodin’s L’estate di Giacomo/Summer of Giacomo and ending with Vincent Minelli’s Some Came Running. Patrick Smith posted up a ton of
pictures from last week’s Festival of Drawn Animation. Also, Bill Plympton rags on the CGI-animated film . Cars 2 IndieWIRE
interviews filmmaker Michael Galinsky about his awesome documentary Battle of Brooklyn. Filmmaker
Nathan Wrann has self-published the sci-fi / horror novel , co-written with Heidi Fuqua. Europa Editing superstar
Don Swaynos clues us in on the status of several projects he’s working on. Landscape Suicide has some interesting
notes on the subject of mechanical reproduction and it’s effect on art, money and society. Jessica Oreck has decided to start blogging about her Top 50 favorite documentaries. Her first one?
David Attenborough’s . Private Life of Plants Electric Sheep
previews the 2011 London International Animation Festival. The Underwire Festival, which celebrates women in film, is also
looking for great women film journalists. This is TV, not film: The Phantom of Pulp can’t say enough good things about
the outrageously satiric series . So, maybe that country is loosening up a bit? Angry Boys out of Australia