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.
* 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
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.