COUNTER CULTURE/COUNTER CINEMA IV: UNDERGROUND WITH ANDREW MEYER
Our latest edition of our ongoing series highlights the films of Andrew Meyer.
Andrew Meyer, unsung cineaste from the 1960s New York underground, made several groundbreaking films documenting alternative lifestyles, non-normative sexualities, and desire’s many modalities before immigrating to the West Coast to direct deliciously tawdry features for Roger Corman. A crucial figure whose stylistic features point to and borrow from the perverse pleasures of Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures as well as Andy Warhol’s star-factory, Meyer’s work demonstrates not only the New American Cinema’s heterogeneity, but also its commitment to transforming cinematic practice into a vehicle for counter-cultural activity.
Andrew Meyer. Shades and Drumbeats. 1964. 25 min.
Andrew Meyer. Match Girl. 1966. 26 min.