FILM THEORY AND SURVEYS

PUBLISHER
Spector Books

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Paperback, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 200 pgs / 25 color / 25 bw.

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Catalog: FALL 2018 p. 149   

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ISBN 9783959052023 TRADE
List Price: $35.00 CDN $47.50

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Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin

By Jonas Mekas. Edited by Chuck Smith, Charity Coleman, Christian Hiller, Anne König, Sebastian Mekas, Sarai Meyron, Marc Siegel. Text by John Cavanaugh, Richard Foreman, Christian Hiller, Jonas Mekas, Ara Osterweil, Barbara Rubin, Marc Siegel, Chuck Smith, Amy Taubin.

Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin

Having entered the New York underground in the 1960s while still a teenager, filmmaker Barbara Rubin (1945–80) quickly became one of its key figures. Her pioneering 1963 double-projection film Christmas on Earth, featuring painted and masked performers engaging in a variety of gay and straight sexual acts, was both aesthetically innovative and sexually provocative. She worked regularly with Jonas Mekas and Andy Warhol, introduced Bob Dylan to Allen Ginsberg, and connected Warhol with The Velvet Underground. During an intense period of activity and travel, Rubin wrote passionate letters about film and the underground to Mekas.

This special 80th issue of the magazine Film Culture features her previously unpublished letters to Mekas. It also includes interviews and Rubin's script, Christmas on Earth Continued, a planned sequel to her notorious film.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin.'

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This new zine-like chapbook 'Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin' is Film Culture's first issue in over twenty years, and is dedicated to this infamous figure behind the New York underground's most sexually transfiguring film, 'Christmas on Earth' (1963-65). It features her genius handwriting, letters, poems scripts, conversations, and film stills.

Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/29/2018

'Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin' Launch at Printed Matter

'Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin' Launch at Printed Matter

Saturday, September 15 from 5-7 PM, Printed Matter presents the launch of Film Culture 80: The Legend of Barbara Rubin, published by Spector Books. The program will include a conversation between experimental filmmaker & Film Culture Editor in Chief Jonas Mekas and project editor Marc Siegel.
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