Underground Film Links: January 15, 2012
- This Week’s Absolute Must Read: Mark Toscano’s touching tribute to the recently deceased Robert Nelson. I posted this link up a few days ago in Nelson’s Underground Film Journal obit, but I know from my stats that not many of you clicked it. If you haven’t read this yet, you must do so. Nelson is one of the under-appreciated greats of the ’60s underground and his work may have been lost forever if not for Toscano. This is important. Go read. And learn.
- Also on Nelson, Making Light of It has scanned in and posted Scott MacDonald’s interview with the filmmaker for his Critical Cinema series.
- And, while you’re at it, go check out Canyon Cinema’s Robert Nelson offerings and read up on his work.
- And in “classic” underground filmmaker news, Experimental Cinema has the scoop on Criterion putting out a Hollis Frampton DVD and Blu-ray.
- Onto the “new”: I’m thrilled to learn that Bob Moricz will be directing another Xiu Xiu music video. Their first collaboration is a classic that you probably haven’t seen, so click through to watch that.
- Indiewire profiles Nicholas McCarthy in regards to his Sundance debuting feature The Pact. I’m not going to Sundance myself, but I hope I get to see this soon.
- J.J. Murphy reviews the indie hit Bellflower.
- Did you know Divine was the world’s first rap star? Well, she was.
- Britain bans Adam Rheimer’s The Bunny Game and Ain’t It Cool News has a good anti-censorship rant about it.