MALLOW, Suni; BREIER, Margo; PARENT, Bob; EBERT, Roger
New York: Filmmakers' Newsletter Co. 1970.
First edition. 8 1/2 x 11 inches (22 x 28 cm). Offset printed. pp. , 4-29, [2 ads]. 17 black-and-white illustrations. Vg condition, light tanning to bottom left only.
An early issue of the 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." This particular issue carries an apology to P. Adams Sitney for reprinting his "Michael Snow" essay in NEW CINEMA REVIEW's inaugural issue without permission. It also includes the following pieces: "The Avantgarde: West Coast" by Hal Aigner; "Mark Adler's GOOD DAY SUNSHINE" by Susan Rice; "Terry Riley's MUSIC WITH BALLS" by Bob Cowan; "Philip Gries's SYMPHONY OF A CITY" by Robert A. Wilson, Jr.; "Films of Michael Siporin" by Mal Gordon; "The Ann Arbor Festival: An Applause of Films" by Edgar Daniels; "Winners at Bowling Green"/"Charles Levine's BESSIE SMITH" by Lenny Lipton; and "Richard Myers's AKRAN" by Roger Ebert.