A new, expanded and updated edition of Creation Cinema classic: Deathtripping. Growing out of the New York underground and the minds of a number of avant-garde, controversial film makers and artists, 'The Cinema of Transgression' (a confrontational style of film-making transgressing the boundaries of what's acceptable) is here subjected to an in-depth exploration by top underground film writer, Jack Sargeant. Since first published in 1995, Deathtripping has become the bible of this rarely documented, yet essential, film genre. Deathtripping: Presents a general history of underground film and seminal influences including Warhol, Kenneth Anger, Jack Smith, George and Mike Kuchar, John Waters, etc. Discusses origins and influences, situating the movement within the NY art/music scene.
Exclusive interviews with movement figureheads Richard Kern, Nick Zedd and Lydia Lunch Extensive illustrated film guide of key and related films, with synopses and critiques Publication coincides with first ever official release of New York Underground Transgressive film on video via BFI/ Connoisseur video Visually loaded with rare and often shocking photographs, Deathtripping is a unique document, the definitive guide to a style and philosophy of highly influential film-making, rooted in the New York punk rock/ art scene, which has been confined to the realms of the underground for far too long.
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Jack Sargeant is a prolific writer and author of Naked Lens: Beat Cinema, Suture: the Arts Journal and Lost Highways: An Illustrated Guide to Road Movies. He lectures widely on underground film, and has been a judge at the Chicago Underground Film Festival. Numerous tv appearances including Channel 4, ITV and throughout Europe.