MEKAS, Jonas; SITNEY, P. Adams; MALLOW, Suni (ed.)
New York: Filmmakers' Newsletter Co. 1969.
First edition. 8 1/2 x 11 inches (22 x 28 cm). Offset printed. pp. , 4-30, [ad]. 11 black-and-white illustrations. Vg cond., light edgewear at spine only.
The scarce inaugural issue of the early 70s cinema publication that billed itself as "the only monthly magazine devoted exclusively to reviews of independent—avantgarde/student/experimental/underground—films. The only place to find out about the films that aren't being reviewed elsewhere, or find reviews from other parts of the country that you're not likely to come across otherwise. In addition: interviews with filmmakers, the CineScene Calendar (complete listings of independent film showings all over the country), and complete rental information on all films reviewed." Includes the following essays: "What is Avantgarde Film? the other direction" by Mekas; "Unstrap Me" (George Kuchar) by Bob Cowan; "A Stan Brakhage Premier" by Cowan; "The Winter of the Witch" (Gerald Herman) by Susan Rice; "The Films of Michael Stewart" by Barry Gerson; "La Raison Avant La Passion" (Joyce Wieland) by Barrie Hale; "The Starter" (Cal Lewin) by Rice; "The Films of Michael Snow" by Sitney and one other.