Underground Film Links: December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas from the Underground Film Journal crew! Ok, that’s just me, but I wish everybody who is taking time out of their special day today a wonderful holiday and may all your dreams and ambitions come true.
So, since the birth of Jesus falls on a Sunday this year, here is an abbreviated list of links for you to enjoy. Give ’em a graze then go back and spend the rest of your time with your loved ones.
- First up, Ed Emshwiller was a ’60s underground filmmaker who doesn’t get a lot of press. He was also an accomplished illustrator whose works landed on the covers of many, many sci-fi magazines. Courtesy of Golden Age Comic Book Stories, here is a collection of alien-themed Santa Claus covers Emsh — as he was called — from Galaxy magazine in the 1950s.
- Here’s a touching story from Cineflyer about exiled Zimbabwe filmmaker Gertrude Hambira finding shelter in Winnipeg.
- Film Studies for Free gives its list of best film studies websites of 2011.
- The online magazine Experimental Conversations has posted up their Winter edition, with articles on Adolfas Mekas, Rouzbeh Rashidi and more.
- For my money, Roger Ebert is king of the zingers.