Barbara Rubin and the Exploding New York Underground

Barbara Rubin and the Exploding New York Underground

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Barbara Rubin's 1964 art-porn masterpiece “Christmas on Earth” announced a radical young voice in NYC's mostly male underground film scene. A mind-bending Zelig of the '60s, Barbara introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan to Kabbalah, Allen Ginsberg to farming, and then seemingly vanished into thin air. Her friend and confidante the legendary Jonas Mekas saved all her letters and footage, creating a rich archive that Director Chuck Smith carefully sculpts into this fascinating portrait of a nearly forgotten artist - an avant-garde maverick in a man's world whose ultimate choice to become an Orthodox Jew confounded everyone
Starring Jonas Mekas, Bob Dylan, Amy Taubin
Director Chuck Smith