Underground Film Links: August 7, 2011
This is the full list of Underground Film Links for today:
- Triple Canopy has compiled an interactive profile of Jason Holiday, the star of Shirley Clarke’s classic underground film Portrait of Jason. They have an excerpt from the film, a press blurb written by Allen Ginsburg, ad mats, behind-the-scenes reminiscences and more.
- Winnipeg animator Leslie Supnet, whom we love, has totally redesigned her personal filmmaker site into a WordPress blog. Go read it, look at her art, bookmark it and subscribe to its feed.
- Speaking of redesigns: I don’t know when this happened, but Experimental Cinema has a newer, sleeker look. Check it out if you haven’t seen the site in awhile.
- Mike Rollo has posted some lovely stills from his new film in progress, The Broken Altar.
- Camouflage Lenses wants you to sample the work of Cosmotropia de Xam, who makes short tributes to ’70s horror flicks.
- Bob Moricz explains his Limbo Method for making films, such as the upcoming, greatly titled Death Doesn’t Hide Her Panties.
- Bill Plympton posits the following, fascinating question: Can computer animators actually draw? He gives one example where the answer is “No.”
- This is a somewhat meandering article on exploitation’s worst excesses, but still contains some good ideas.
- Say hello to the Aurora Picture Show’s new Membership and Administrative Associate, Sinai Tirado.
- Donna k. takes through a tour of the Tate Modern in London.
- Rupert has a ton of great lines in his recent rant against encouraging people to make media solely for the fame and fortune. Although, mostly fortune. Example: “it is about creating content that should exist for the stimulation of our human psyche.”
- Not quite film related: Rhizome has published a paper on their methods of archiving digital artwork, which can disappear from the web quite suddenly and quickly. I haven’t read the actual paper, but the accompanying article is quite fascinating.
- Canyon Cinema posted up a ton of news the other day: The films of Jay Rosenblatt is now on sale on DVD and new films on 16mm by Bruce Conner, and two by Robert Schaller: Mountain Home and Under the Shadow of Marcos Mountain.
- The Phantom of Pulp has a really cute story about encountering culture at an early age, which isn’t something you normally expect from him.
- Salise Hughes documents a neat, temporary outdoor art exhibit she was a part of and will become part of a new film.