The First New York Underground Film Festival

The First New York Underground Film Festival

New York: Max’s Kansas City, 1970. Offset. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Very good with three horizontal foldlines and slight edgewear. Glitter pasted at eyelids and lips. Item #5689

Striking flyer advertising the New York Underground Film Festival. Held at Max’s Kansas City, the event featured experimental filmmakers, actors, and artists such as Jack Smith, Taylor Meade, Beverly and Tony Conrad, Andy Warhol, Michael Auder, Anton Perich. The design features a photo of 1920’s Hollywood starlet Clara Bow, embellished with silver glitter around the eyes and red glitter on the lips, with filmmakers and screening schedule written across the image.

Though billed as the "First" New York Underground Film Festival, this was a one-off event and was not continued. A different, unrelated annual New York Underground Film Festival started in the mid-1990’s at Anthology Film Archives and ran until 2008.

A scarce and sparkling document of New York’s thriving underground film scene.

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