Maya Deren was a fringe filmmaker who existed far outside the Hollywood machine, but she often borrowed its tactics to promote herself and her movies.
In the 1960s and '70s, where and how a film was shown was often as important as the work itself.
What was it like for Black American music lovers during the age of segregation to find a place they could call their own?
Johnny Cash grappled with the many facets of the outlaw archetype in his feature acting debut, Five Minutes to Live.
Ernest Hemingway didn’t care for it.
What's the appeal of humor masquerading as seriousness? An entire movie genre stands ready to shed light on that question.
Who needs black clothing to fight fascism when red, white, and blue will do quite nicely?
Night of the Living Dead’s production story reads like a means to an end: a rag-tag group of creatives makes a movie on nothing to get noticed.
Segundo de Chomón made “trick films” that experimented with color and temporality, influencing the surrealist work of Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí.
You might know him from Phantom of the Opera or The Hunchback of Notre Dame.