Foundation for the Invention and Creation of Absurd Movies (USA, 1962)
Abstract

A humorous manifesto by filmmaker Ron Rice that nevertheless gets to the heart of the aesthetic he developed with a pre-Warholian Taylor Mead. In Underground Films: A Critical History (1969), Parker Tyler labeled Rice’s work as Kerouacian “dharma-bum films,” which, in the tradition of the Beats, worked to break down the distinction between art and life.


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