Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground is a movie starring Richard Foreman, Jonas Mekas, and Amy Taubin. Barbara Rubin's 29-minute experimental film Christmas on Earth caused a sensation when it first screened in New York...

Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Actors
Jonas Mekas, Richard Foreman, Amy Taubin
Director
Chuck Smith
Country
USA
Year
2018
Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground» (24)

Brandon Ferguson avatar
Brandon Ferguson

Barbara Rubin's 29-minute experimental film Christmas on Earth caused a sensation when it first screened in New York City in 1964. Its orgy scenes, double projections and overlapping images shattered artistic conventions and announced a powerful new voice in the city's underground film scene. All the more remarkable, that the vision belonged to an 18 year old teenager. A virtual Zelig of the '60s, Barbara Rubin introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan to Kabbalah and bewitched Allen Ginsberg. The same unbridled creativity that inspired her to make films when women simply didn't, saw her breach yet another male domain, Orthodox Judaism, before her mysterious death at 35. Lifelong friend Jonas Mekas saved all her letters, creating a rich archive that filmmaker Chuck Smith carefully sculpts into this fascinating portrait of a nearly forgotten artist. An avant-garde maverick, a rebel in a man's world, Barbara Rubin regains her rightful place in film history.

John Herrera avatar
John Herrera

This was one of those rare movies that kept my attention. The scenes where amazing, acting was spot on. Jonas Mekas was the best thing about this film! I'd get it 11 stars if I could.

Cheryl Bates avatar
Cheryl Bates

This was a good movie. I like most Amy Taubin movies and this was interesting from beginning to end.

Danielle F. avatar
Danielle F.

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Cheryl M. avatar
Cheryl M.

this movie made me feel like hmmm.

Christina avatar
Christina

Fantastic and refreshing. Highly recommend.

Victoria K. avatar
Victoria K.

Well-acted by a great cast. Entertaining. Pulled me into story and interested until the end.

Steven Harris avatar
Steven Harris

Don’t start the movie expecting to be disappointed or to be blown away, instead just watch it and take it for what it is. I really enjoyed this movie it was a little different and a lot of fun.

Jacob avatar
Jacob

The film is awesome, see it, rent it, buy it or whatever...just don't miss it!!!