||OUT NOW: FALL 2014 ISSUE OF OtherZine|
|Welcome to our website for our ongoing series of experimental cinema in San Francisco. We show films every Saturday at ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st). Showtime 8:30pm, admission* $6.|
|SAT. 9/27: MARTINEZ’ AUTUMN SUN + THE UPRISING + BLACK BLOC +
Morally uncompromised and masterly in doc technique, here in person is local hero David Martinez with his award-winning diary of Oakland’s Occupy movement. In the works for years, David’s compelling chronicle, here in its West Coast premiere(!), is a riveting half-hour re-visitation with the many faces and powerful forces of that epochal moment in East Bay activism. CO-BILLED: Back by popular demand is The Uprising, Peter Snowdon’s cathartic compendium of Arab Spring footage, painstakingly compiled from amateur-video and cell-phone verité posted online! This crowd-sourced thunderbolt has shaken awake audiences around the world in a moving demonstration of how personal communications technology has impacted both journalism and political history itself. ALSO: Franklin Lopez primer on Black Bloc tactics, Doug Katelus’ Bronson/Zuckerberg mash-up, and Kelly Gallagher’s musical animation for The Coup.
Welcome to Issue 27: FRAME LINES! Our wonderful contributors have again formed a remarkably cohesive issue that sits at the intersection of radically different trajectories, histories, and purposes. The frame line, an often-unused portion of motion picture film separating two adjacent images, emerged as a convergent metaphor, characterizing the purpose, stakes, or even the subject of each article. We hope that Issue 27 will open a space to renegotiate frame lines, be they historical, political, dialectical, or literal! We specifically encourage use of our Comments section to continue navigating and exploding the diverse frameworks and their interstices.
Beginning our Frame Lines collection, Clint Enns poses a series of frank and worthy questions for every film and video programmer, while Michael Betancourt offers a refreshing reconsideration of medium specificity in critical contexts. Carla Leshne follows this up with a case study in the history of the fine line between film and labor by detailing the nearly forgotten histories of Lester Balog's films and screenings with the Film and Photo League.
Interviewing, we have Tara Nelson querying the themes and times of NorCal born and educated animator, Victor Faccinto, while Martin Rumsby discursively inquires experimental filmmakers across the net on East Coast/West Coast aesthetics, phantoms, and much more.
Veteran contributors David Cox and Mike Mosher offer reverent analyses of key media-makers through different media: respectively, an in-depth look at Harun Farocki's (who sadly passed this year) theories and praxis through his film, Images of the World: Inscriptions of War, and the recently published George Kuchar: Interviews and Conversations.
Finally, OtherZine is proud to host three Artist Projects, each made within/about the Bay Area! Nik Nerburn hacks away at the colonial history of Paul Bunyan in his 'zine, In the Shadow of Paul Bunyan. Collin McKelvey offers a full-length audio recording of his live sound performance at the final iteration of John Davis'/Kala Art Institute's Gravity Spells, a live a/v performance series, made in collaboration with Oakland-based filmmaker, Tooth. Last, but far from least, Dana Smith truly brings us home with her Mission Miracle Mile Trilogy, an experimental photo-book documenting the Mission District in all its splendor and glory!