Hi! We're starting to plan fundraisers for the Chicago Zine Fest and we're going to have an outdoor movie night. We're trying to think of fun suggestions for a movie to show and I was thinking it might be fun to show a movie that was slightly zine-related. Any ideas?
I don't think they mention zines, but the movie SLC PUNK has kind of a ziney aesthetic. And Harvey Pekar self published his own comics for a while (until he got a publisher) so maybe AMERICAN SPLENDOR.
There was an independent film about about ten years ago called GODASS directed by Esther Bell that was very, very zine-centric. The lead character published a punk zine and interviewed bands for it. I reviewed it for a film magazine in 2000. I don't know if it's on video, but maybe if you approach the director she will let you screen it, especially for a zine fest fundraiser.
From 2000-2002 there was TV show from Canada called "Our Hero" that was all about a girl who wrote a zine - each episode was about an issue of her zine. I really liked it when it was on, you can get it on DVD now...http://www.ourhero.tv/