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Underground Film Links: July 11, 2010

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 11, 2010

  1. First, my apologies. I’m starting out with a completely self-serving internal link: I created an Underground Film Resource Center page with links to all the different resources I have for underground filmmakers and fans alike on the Underground Film Journal: Film festivals, films, filmmakers, theaters, distributors, websites, the timeline, and more. I have a few ideas of more resources to launch in the future, too.
  2. Distributor Channel Midnight has announced that Nathan Wrann’s Burning Inside is now available as an app for the iPhone, iPad and iTouch. I’m not posting this link so much as to promote this particular film — although I highly recommend it — but because I don’t see announcements like this very much. How much underground content is available on iTunes? When I look: Nothing. Well, now there’s this. I want to read more announcements like this in the future.
  3. The Rome News-Tribune has an article on the Georgia film festival scene, including a special mention of the Atlanta Festival League, which grew out of the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.
  4. And, more film festival acceptance announcements: Chris Hansen returns to the Atlanta Underground Film Festival with his latest feature, Endings, which was reviewed on the Underground Film Journal. Neil Ira Needleman’s Look What God Did to My Adult Movie has also made it into AUFF. Joseph Sims’ debut feature Bad Behavior will make its world premiere at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival.
  5. And, in fact, the Melbourne Underground Film Festival has at last announced this year’s dates: Aug. 20 — 28.
  6. Making Light of It has, once again, dug up some fascinating info about an old classic: It’s the handwritten “score” for Peter Kubelka’s Arnulf Rainer by Huckleberry Lain, which tracks the film’s frame sequencing.
  7. This one’s tricky: Phil Solomon has some stunning pictures from his first ever museum commission, American Falls. Here’s a link to one, which you have to click the tiny picture to view the wonderful big one.  THEN, scroll to the bottom of Phil’s page and click any of the “Views from the Falls” links to see more. They’re great.
  8. Off-Off Blogway makes note of the recent find of Charles Ludlam’s long lost and forgotten underground films, which will be screening at the Anthology Film Archives in August.
  9. Speaking of Anthology Film Archives, did you know they totally revamped their website? I didn’t. Although, I still think they should run a blog and put snippets from their actual print archives online. Who wouldn’t love that?
  10. Two interviews with experimental filmmaking pioneer Takahiko Iimura. One is conducted by Duncan White and the other by Julian Ross.
  11. Bob Moricz gushes over Nollywood cinema, the cheap no-budget filmmaking that’s coming out of Nigeria, and posits that this is the future of American cinema. Plus, Moricz offers up the awesome title of his next film.
  12. Here’s a dug up old classic: Jonas Mekas, Andrew Sarris and others write about their favorite documentaries, circa 2001 on Feedmag. Mekas has no favorites: They all suck.
  13. john r. hand has made the haunting soundtrack for his film Scars of Youth available for free. Well, “free” as long as you’ve paid for your computer and whatever MP3 listening device you use.
  14. Cineflyer has the winners of the Winnipeg Film Group’s 6th Annual 48 Hour Film Contest, and a couple embedded videos from the competition. The winning film is actually a tie between Death — The Numbers and Take My Hand.
  15. What is a hipster?
  16. Landscape Suicide tends to the fields, per various films and paintings. Then, looks at Hitchcock’s hands.
  17. DINCA takes a trip to the beach with Entre dos mundos from Banda TRANSIT. Plus, lovely international posters for the films of Luis Buñuel.
  18. DVD Legion offers up a brief review of It Came From Kuchar.
  19. Not quite underground: Rhizome has some wonky old video game error screens recreated as flashing GIFs. Posting these up because they made me nostalgic. Also, Rhizome’s Michael Connor reviews the 6th Berlin Biennial, which includes some video.
  20. Also not quite underground, Pamela Jahn and Virginie Sélavy of Electric Sheep review the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival. Film reviews include David Lynch and Werner Herzog’s My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? and Zach Clark’s Vacation!, which I hope to have my own review of up soon. Sélavy also reviews the EIFF short films.