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Underground Film Timeline: 2000 — 2005

Below is a list of significant events and films in underground film history between the years 2000 and 2005. Reference key of sources appears at the bottom of the page.

2000

MAJOR EVENTS

Usama and Kristie Alshaibi found and run the Z Film Festival in Chicago.

(J.S.)

2001

SIGNIFICANT FILMS

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
Ass (J.S.)

Dan McLaughlin:
The Afterlife of a Hollywood Extra (D.E.J.)

2002

SIGNIFICANT FILMS

U.S.:

Kristie Alshaibi:
Other People’s Mirrors (J.S.)

2003

SIGNIFICANT FILMS

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
The Amateurs (DVD) (J.S.)

2004

SIGNIFICANT FILMS

U.S.:

Usama Alshaibi:
Convulsion Expulsion (DVD) (J.S.)

2005

MAJOR EVENTS

Last year of Usama and Kristie Alshaibi’s Z Film Festival.

(J.S.)

REFERENCE KEY:

D.E.J.: David E. James. The Most Typical Avant-garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles. Berkeley: University of California, 2005.
J.S.: Jack Sargeant. Deathtripping: the Extreme Underground. Brooklyn: Soft Skull, 2008. (Originally published: London: Creation, 1995.)