• Timothy Carey – The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962)

    1961-1970ComedyCultTimothy CareyUSA

    A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own political party, “The Eternal Man” party. He begins to be referred to as “God”. Then he starts having doubts about the eternalness of man.Read More »

  • Herbert Danska – Right on! (1970)

    1961-1970DocumentaryHerbert DanskaPerformanceUSA

    Filmed on the rooftops of lower Manhattan, this performance film features the original Last Poets performing 28 numbers adapted from their legendary Concept-East Poetry appearance at New York’s Paperback Theater in 1969. Described as “a conspiracy of ritual, street theater, soul music and cinema.”Read More »

  • Igor Talankin – Dnevnye zvyozdy AKA The Stars of the Day (1968)

    1961-1970DramaIgor TalankinUSSR

    Dnevnye Zvyozdy (“The Stars of the Day”, 1966) was based on poetess Olga Berggolts’s autobiography. She was a difficult figure for the authorities: though she stayed in Leningrad during the siege making inspirational radio broadcasts, her more personal work was suppressed, even after her death. Suspended strangely between interior monologue, poetic recitation, exterior action and memory, it won an award at the Venice Film Festival. It also introduced Talankin to the actress Alla Demidova, who appeared in most of his subsequent films.Read More »

  • Franklin Adreon – Cyborg 2087 (1966)

    Franklin Adreon1961-1970Sci-FiUSA

    Earth’s civilization of the future sends a cyborg back to the 1960s to change the future.

    Garth A7 (Michael Rennie), a cyborg from the future world of 2087, travels back in time to 1966 to prevent Professor Sigmund Marx (Eduard Franz) from revealing his new discovery, an idea that will make mind control possible and create a tyranny in Garth’s time. He is pursued by two “Tracers” (also cyborgs) out to stop him.Read More »

  • Teruo Ishii – Tokugawa onna keibatsu-shi AKA Shogun’s Joy of Torture (1968)

    1961-1970EroticaHorrorJapanTeruo Ishii

    The Joy of Torture is an anthology that is made up of three separate stories that all intersect: The first segment is about Shinza who was hurt while working when a log hit him on the head, and now sister Mitsu is forced to give herself to her brother’s boss Mr. Mino in order to help pay for Shinza’s doctor bills. The second segment is about the arrival of mother Reiho and her servant Rintoku at the Jukuin monastery. The monastery is located near a temple inhabited by priests and one day when one of them named Shunkei runs by Reiho he arouses something inside of her. The final segment is about a tattoo artist named Horicho who has just given Kimicho his greatest tattoo to date. While showing his work off to a group of people, a man named Lord Nambera walks by mocking the tattoo and its lack of realism. (imdb)Read More »

  • Jack Bond – Separation (1968)

    1961-1970DramaExperimentalJack BondUnited Kingdom

    Scripted by and starring Jane Arden, Separation concerns the inner life of a woman during a period of breakdown – marital, and possibly mental. Her past and (possible?) future are revealed through a fragmented but brilliantly achieved and often humorous narrative, in which dreams and desires are as real as the ‘swinging’ London of the film’s setting, complete with Procol Harum music and Mark Boyle projections.Read More »

  • Teruo Ishii – Ijô seiai kiroku: Harenchi AKA Shameless: Abnormal and Abusive Love (1969)

    Teruo Ishii1961-1970DramaEroticaJapan

    “A young woman is forced into a relationship with her superior. He turns out to be a psychopathic pervert and makes her life a living hell by means of molestation and rape!”Read More »

  • Russ Meyer – Skyscrapers and Brassieres (1963)

    1961-1970EroticaRuss MeyerShort FilmUSA

    As a architectural expert discusses how design and function is of the essence in his craft Russ sees in his mind a a woman getting fitted for a bra using all the same design factors as building a skyscraper.Read More »

  • Tinto Brass – Chi lavora è perduto AKA Who works is lost (1963)

    1961-1970DramaItalyTinto Brass

    Bonifacio is 27 years old and he is roaming about Venice. He is trying to decide whether to accept a job or not. In so doing, he recalls all his past life: his love story with Gabriella, his old friend Claudio, who had always regarded working as a worthwhile thing, the war, the partisans. What will he do? (Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia)Read More »

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