Underground Cinema 12

Selected Exhibitions and Screenings

Black Red Tremors in Midnight Space
1/6/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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The Rug-Colored Flacken
1/20/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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New Rock's Rarele Seen Mother Lode
2/3/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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SOLO by Bob Cowan 'A hallucinatory color movie on the classic theme of Saint Anthony's temptations. Cowan vividly renders the dark underbelly of hermetic ecstasy in visceral convolutions of film. The way in which the females are transmuted into demonic presences without losing their reality or personality is particularly masterful element in SOLO'- Ken Kelman THE T-A-M-I SHOW, Fantastic feature filmed in Santa Monica Civic Auditorium a few years back. Mick Jagger & The Rolling Stones and James Brown & The Flames are worth the price of admission. Yet there's much, much more including unbelievable go-go dancers cutting loose behind The Supremes, The Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Jan & Dean, Marvin Gaye, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, Gerry adn the Pacemakers, Leslie Gore, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas [Source: Underground Cinema 12 Program Notes, 1968]

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Midnight Mortality for the Beautiful Losers
2/10/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST by Hans Richter, Follow the flying derby hates through the windows of your mind . THE HOUSE I LIVE IN, Frank Sinatra tells the kids on the block not to discriminate. ENTR'ACTE by Rene Clair, The hilarious human race towards death FOREIGN PRESS AWARD, Ronald Reagan introduces Jayne Mansfield who gives an award to Mickey Rooney who just takes in the view. LOT IN SODOM by Dr. J.S. Watson 'A scintillating study of sensual pleasures and corruption' -Lewis Jacobs, A lush view of unholy homosexual society. THE GREAT MCGONIGLE by W.C. Fields, How many of you knew that Fields was America's leading juggler? THE SEX LIFE OF A POLYP by Robert Benchley, An embarrassing film for the narrow-minded A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE by Arthur Lipsett, A film devoted to the idea that we can better understand out parents by observing their early insanities. THE APPLEKNOCKERS AND THE COKE, Marilyn Monroe while she was still Norma Jean Baker made this extraordinary nudie-cutie film. It becomes obvious that even then, she was destined for immorality. [Source: Underground Cinema 12 Program Notes, 1968]

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Beyond the Ultimate
2/17/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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DOM by Waldermar Boroycyk & Jan Lenica, Awarded Grand Prix, Festival of Experimental Films at Brussels in 1958. Dom means 'house' and so this is the ultimate house non- representational- abstract- psychedelic- cuckold- movie YO-YO by Gary Blackman & Lee Richmond, Full Title: Once there Stood a Boy Looking at a YO-YO. The ultimate bop-talking - bark- reeting- life- movie. SNICKERSNACK by Dave Bennett, The ultimate movies-shown-on-nude-humans-movie. BE-IN by Loren Sears, A free effort in free style of a free event. The ultimate human be-in movie. MAGIC CANVAS by Halas & Batchelor, swirling transformations, unbounded man bird flights to yin yang unity. 66 LAMMAS by Richard Watt, Having to do with contemporary witch cult celebrations and blue and red pill mandalas. MAINSTREAM by Jerry Abrams 'The infinite span of a though is transformed into spatial-temporal intersects... to become and become and become and never more or less... Mainstream is a fresh dip into oblivion... a confused taste of love... an expanded glimpse into a micromoment... A sliver of mind's motion becoming.... OFF ON by Scott Bartlett, A Mind- Blower Pure and Simple. CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK MOTHER SUCCUBA by Robert Nelson, Violence, Sex and TV commercials. There is humor, but it is so black and hip and not for timid souls. BOO BOO BE DOOP! NEW REFUSE by Richard Watt, A Bardo anecdote, Man Power merges disconnected electric energy flowing beauty. COSMIC RAY, Twice There is no end , There is always more time...

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4/27/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Part 1
5/4/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Part 2
5/17/1968

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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10/9/1969

Location: Cinema Theater
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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Losing it in L.A. and Finding it in S.F.
11/15/1969

Location: Cinema Theatre

Curator: Mike Getz

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Robert 'Putney Swope' Downey's No More Excuses (20)
1/24/1970

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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Meet Da Guys What Made Dis Art
8/7/1971

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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Chapter 3 (Michael Stewart) Brown Glass Bottles (Frank Simons) Here Below (John Knoop) Popeye Gurtrug No. 1 (Werner Nekes) The Greatest Man in Siam Behind Every Good Man (Nikolai Ursin) Science Fiction Comix (Milligan and Moscoso)

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Life and Vegetables Beer Cans and Balling Dreams & TV (29)
8/28/1971

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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What's Happening (Dennis Long) Muna (Frank Simons) Garden (Michael Stusser) The Rise and Fall of a Beer Can (Terry Sullivan) Metamorphoses (Robert Fiveson) Buried Treasure Chicken (James O' Fallon) Dana's Time (George Hornbein) Sweet Dreams (Freude Bartlett) Life With Video (William Walker)

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Genesis III (29)
9/11/1971

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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Marijuana Education(Tom Rettig) Delineation (Roy Barge) A Matter of Conscience (Don MacDonald) Induction (Larry Larstead) Less is More (Don Paonessa) Airplane Glue, I Love You Runs Good Cinemania (Policy, Whitaker & Cooris) Omega

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A Lip Stretching Cure For Those Who've Been Taking Life Too Seriously
12/30/1972

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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COMIC KARMIC PLOT by Loren Sears 'MacAruther LBJ do tricks on the screen as you are cleansed of any remaining credulence for national leaders. Yoga to dispel bad karma manifesting itself as politicians and armies; may the slow driving force of unrelenting laughter weaken your State and strengthen your soul' L.S. A STYRAFOAM HEAD by David Bennet 'How big business rapes the American Woman for fun and its profit. Ernest Callenbach, editor of Film Quarterly, called this the second most insolent film show at the Bellvue Festival' D.B. UNANSWERED QUESTION by David Hoffman, An embarrassing interview film about Brother Hood. VERY NICE, VERY NICE by Arthur Lipsett, a very nice film on how very nice it is when everything is very nice. MY HOUSE by Peter Simmons, A solution to the non-conformity problem. BEAU HUNKS, Laurel & Hardy, One of their greatest film comedies! Ollie flips out over a lost love and decides to join the Foreign Legion, dragging Stan alng. See a movie that was made before your mother was born! POON TANG TRILOGY by Ben Van Meter, The shimmering shock of experimentation... The jolting thrust of public violence... The tragic absurdity of silly censorship. PERILS OF PAULINE Chapter 1. [Source: Underground Cinema 12 Program Notes, 1972]

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Flesh Trips Through Dream Assassinations
1/27/1973

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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EAST WEST by Alan Clark INELUCTABLE MODALITY OF THE VISIBLE by Lenny Lipton, AASIS by Michael Mideke, Y by Gerd Stern , THE BURNING EAR by Edd Dundas, CALMA by Art Petricone screened.

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Abominable & Detestable Crimes Against Nature
11/1/1975

Location: Cinema Theatre

Curator: Mike Getz

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3 unusual chicks try to get what they really need
2/15/1976

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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Dynamite Chicken
7/31/1976

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles

Curator: Mike Getz

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Moving Pictures of Nasty Habits
9/4/1976

Location: Cinema Theatre
1122 North Western Ave.

Curator: Mike Getz

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For Bruce (Michael Stewart) Big Road Blues (Russell Neuman) Alaska (Dore O. Sympathy for the Devil (Bruce Benton) They Call It A Revolution (Don Sherrill) Gospel Plow (Don Lloyd) America's Wonderful (Bob Giorgio) The Magician (Charles Krausie) Snake in the Grass (Kip Stevens) Nail (Mike Collier) The Pool Shark (WC Fields)

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