Almost every city has some sort of microcinema -- a small-scale, do-it-yourself movie screening series showcasing experimental, oddball, archival and underground films and videos. But Denver needs more of them, says Anthony Buchanan, so he's launching Cinema Contra, his own wandering microcinema that will be doing monthly screenings in different venues across town.
Anthony Buchanan Anthony Buchanan will be launching his microcinema series Cinema Contra with Beyond Belief, a program of archival films.
To introduce the series, Buchanan has curated Beyond Belief, a program of quirky archival and found films including the 1975 UFO documentary Mysteries From Beyond Earth, an investigation into the Lock Ness Monster called The Monster and the religious films Armageddon and Gods of the New Age. We recently spoke with Buchanan about his series and the state of experimental film in Colorado and beyond.
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