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Empty beachscapes, vacant hotels, and Bulle Ogier in Marguerite Duras’ exquisitely minimal yet engrossing Agatha et les lectures illimitees.

Plays tonight, Monday, April 14, 10:00!

And again, Sunday, April 27, 7:30.

you really should come out for these, they’re amazing. 

Seriously, I’ve never been so gripped by long, desolate beach-shots with elliptic dialogue.


Joanna Russ’ 1968 debut Picnic on Paradise (1979 Berkley edition). As is all too often the case, I can’t  seem to locate the cover artist for this one (though the great Leo & Diane Dillon did one of the other editions…)

Joanna Russ’ 1968 debut Picnic on Paradise (1979 Berkley edition). As is all too often the case, I can’t  seem to locate the cover artist for this one (though the great Leo & Diane Dillon did one of the other editions…)


A kinetic head-launch from Jeremy Sorese’s Blindspot. Found in a pile of old Xeric grant submissions at Desert Island, easily the most eye-catching of the bunch.

A kinetic head-launch from Jeremy Sorese’s Blindspot. Found in a pile of old Xeric grant submissions at Desert Island, easily the most eye-catching of the bunch.


Original 1969 mass market paperback cover for Ishmael Reed’s manic satire of an amok dystopian America, The Freelance Pallbearers (originally 1967).

Original 1969 mass market paperback cover for Ishmael Reed’s manic satire of an amok dystopian America, The Freelance Pallbearers (originally 1967).


Brittany Hague in that latest 3-volume Monster from Hidden Fortress. Only 400 of these printed, but they’re still available.

Brittany Hague in that latest 3-volume Monster from Hidden Fortress. Only 400 of these printed, but they’re still available.


An excellently-designed Edie Fake creepout in Monster.
Lots more Fake in the Expansive Mouthfeel archives.

An excellently-designed Edie Fake creepout in Monster.

Lots more Fake in the Expansive Mouthfeel archives.


Original Bantam mass market paperback of Joanna Russ’ The Female Man (selected by Frederick Pohl alongside Samuel Delaney’s Dhalgren among others!)
If you’re me, which I am, this will have almost everything you’re looking for in science fiction: post-modern experimentation, sharp social discourse (here, on gender identity), flights of surrealism, and amazing 70s psychedelia cover design.

Original Bantam mass market paperback of Joanna Russ’ The Female Man (selected by Frederick Pohl alongside Samuel Delaney’s Dhalgren among others!)

If you’re me, which I am, this will have almost everything you’re looking for in science fiction: post-modern experimentation, sharp social discourse (here, on gender identity), flights of surrealism, and amazing 70s psychedelia cover design.


Detail from Garrett Young's inner/outer space voyage in Jeans 2.
Much more Garrett Young excellence in the Expansive Mouthfeel Archives.

Detail from Garrett Young's inner/outer space voyage in Jeans 2.

Much more Garrett Young excellence in the Expansive Mouthfeel Archives.


The prismatic cover art for John Pham’s Epoxy #4.

The prismatic cover art for John Pham’s Epoxy #4.


Her most overtly avant-garde feature besides Daisies, Vera Chytilova’s Fruit of Paradise is a lavish thriller of multiplying associations and conflicting imagery, set in a postmodern eden. Dead this week at 85, Chytilova leaves us with an irreparable absence, but nonetheless with one of the most formidable bodies of work in world cinema.


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RIP Vera Chytilova.

Stills from her elegantly dual-tracked first feature, Something Different.

Seriously, this one makes me so sad.


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This totally incredible poster for Saturday’s screening of “Shinjuku Boys” by Isam Prado. You can dig more of his work here http://isammakesstuff.tumblr.com

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This totally incredible poster for Saturday’s screening of “Shinjuku Boys” by Isam Prado. You can dig more of his work here http://isammakesstuff.tumblr.com


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One night only, all on 16mm: the largely-shower-scene-driven experimental films of Anja  Czioska. Saturday, March 22, 7:00.
Immaculately shower-tiled poster by Maya Edelman.

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One night only, all on 16mm: the largely-shower-scene-driven experimental films of Anja  Czioska. Saturday, March 22, 7:00.

Immaculately shower-tiled poster by Maya Edelman.


Cityscape layout excellence in Jeremy Sorese's Blindspot. Honestly I'm desperate for the next number of this.

Cityscape layout excellence in Jeremy Sorese's Blindspot. Honestly I'm desperate for the next number of this.


Pete Toms looks at maintaining creative freedom in the face of corporate homogenization via 70s Carvel politics. M and I were having a conversation recently about who in current diy comics is as good a writer as artist, and Pete Toms is definitely up there. Read a full 5-page preview online, or in print in Jeans Two.

Pete Toms looks at maintaining creative freedom in the face of corporate homogenization via 70s Carvel politics. M and I were having a conversation recently about who in current diy comics is as good a writer as artist, and Pete Toms is definitely up there. Read a full 5-page preview online, or in print in Jeans Two.