Counter Culture/Counter Cinema IV: Underground with Andrew Meyer
An evening focusing on the films of Andrew Meyer
Saturday - August 4th, 2018 7pm
Charles S. Cohen Screening Room
475 Park Ave S, 6th FL
Suggested donation: $10
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.
Ron Rice. Chumlum. 1964. 24 min. **NEWLY RESTORED**
Programmed by David Fresko