This Week’s Must Look: The Strange Beauty Film Festival, held last month in Durham, North Carolina, sent love letters to the numerous Winnipeg, Manitoba filmmakers who screened work there. What an incredibly lovely gesture! Some of the recipients include many Underground Film Journal faves, such as Jaimz Asmundson, Leslie Supnet and Aaron Zeghers.
Not underground: The world lost a brilliant talent the other day, visionary artist Jean “Moebius” Giraud. Mostly known for his graphic novel work, his influence on films was immense as well, working as a conceptual artist for Alien and other sci-fi flicks. And he also founded the magazine Metal Hurlant, which translated into Heavy Metal in the U.S., which was made into a beloved cult animated film.