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

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.