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Underground Film Links: July 7, 2013

By Mike Everleth ⋅ July 7, 2013

Pretty woman appearing in still from a Jonas Mekas video
  1. It was bound to happen: Art F City has the first ever Vine by Jonas Mekas. You do realize that we are now living in the world as predicted by Mekas in his book Movie Journal, the day when experimental cinema plays daily in people’s homes all over the world.
  2. At Fandor, Kevin B. Lee tips his hand in favor of experimental cinema.
  3. Kenta McGrath has his picks of what he wants to see at Revelation Perth International Film Festival, which is going on right now.
  4. Light Industry posted a neat poster for the campy sci-fi flick Creation of the Humanoids, reportedly Andy Warhol’s favorite movie.
  5. Glenn Kenny compares Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr to Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah, visually. Dreyer’s work, if you don’t know, was supremely influential on many ’60s underground filmmakers, like Stan Brakhage and Mekas.
  6. Are there any people of color in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial? Nope, didn’t think so. Also, BadAzz MoFo reveals the impact action movie icon Jim Kelly had on its creation.
  7. Phantom of Pulp has nice things to say about the Maniac remake, which, to be honest, surprised me.
  8. Is Guy Maddin’s Keyhole a weird movie?
  9. Cecilia Araneda has notes on her upcoming program titled “40 Years On: The Narration of Chilean Resistance and Exile in Cinema.”
  10. Rick Trembles consigns the Canadian trash flick Bells (1982) to Motion Picture Purgatory.
  11. Film Studies for Free clues us into a new, free ebook on expanded cinema studies called Exhibiting Cinema in Contemporary Art by Erika Balsom.
  12. The Santiago Times chats with Alejandro Jodorowsky. Favorite quote: “I was embarrassed to see the actor Leonardo DiCaprio selling watches in a fashion magazine recently.”
  13. Michael Neno has a round-up of rare, classic films he saw recently at Cinevent 45, including awesome sounding movies like Laughter in Hell (1933) and Black Moon (1934).
  14. Way not underground: This is a nice photo of Walt Disney at work. Disney’s early films, though, were considered important and essential experimental films at one time — and may still be.

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