UNDERGROUND NEW YORK

"A rare behind-the-scenes view of the exploding New York “underground” in the late sixties, a turbulent time and place that was to change American culture forever. A German TV crew, led by journalist Gideon Bachmann, explores the epicenter of the sixties revolution in art, music, poetry and film and interviews the main players in the “New American Cinema,” that was born on the streets of New York. Against a backdrop of cultural upheaval in all of the arts and growing political agitation against the Vietnam War, Bachman interviews the most prominent figures in “underground film,” including Jonas Mekas, Shirley Clarke, the Kuchar Brothers and Bruce Connor, and visits the most notorious location in the New York art world of the era - Andy Warhol’s Factory - to conduct an interview with the genius of Pop Art himself."

– Scott Hammen

 
 
 
 

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Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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UNDERGROUND NEW YORK
(Germany, 1968)

Director: Gideon Bachmann
With: Allen Ginsburg, Shirley Clarke, Jonas Mekas, Michelangelo Antonioni, George and Mike Kuchar, Bruce Conner, Carl Linder, Maurice Amar, Gerd Stern, Jud Yalkut, Adolfas Mekas, Andy Warhol & Brigid Berlin

• 51 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

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Bonus Material

JONAS
(US, 1968)

Director: Gideon Bachmann

• 31 minutes
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

WALDEN (EXCERPT)
(US, 1969)

Director: Jonas Mekas

• 6 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

• Gideon Bachmann's original 1968 shooting diary.

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Total Running Time: 01:28:00

Language: English. French subtitles

Booklet Text: Gideon Bachmann & Scott Hammen (Bilingual English & French)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping)

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