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Welcome to our ongoing series of experimental cinema in San Francisco.
We show films every Saturday at ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st).
Showtime 8:00pm, admission* $7.
SMOKE AND MIRRORS
JULY 4TH: A MID-SUMMER BENEFIT FOR OTHER CINEMA

On Monday, the Fourth of July, Other Cinema/ATA Gallery presents a very special music/film hybrid holiday event, a benefit for the cash-strapped Other Cinema project, just barely able to continue screening personal cinema after some 37 years. This festive fund-raiser features 3 San Fran art-rock bands, coupled with 3 16mm cult-cinema selections.

Starting the party is the wild and watery electromagnetic waves of The Clog, and stepping into the spotlight later is not only the explosive synth attacks of Combo, but also the No Wave dance rhythms of Vivian Panache. The theme being “Smoke and Mirrors”, and the show being centered on the cross-media intercourse between music and film, then irresistible psychotronic sequences from legendary cinema anomalies will bridge between the musical performances. David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone drive to the climax of Paul Bartel's “Death Race 2000”,  a Roger  Corman black comedy that will hit the screen with the same impact as the live acts. And Ishiro Honda's “Gamera, the Invincible” will bring its kaiju monster-mash to the break between another pair of performances.

The fusion of art-rock music and apocalyptic movies generates an eccentric cabaret vibe that calls for a performance-art presence that ATA is so famous for, here embodied in the form of local light Tommy Becker, popping up with his “Big Bang Mix”. And of course the entire mid-summer night will be enlivened with dazzling  strobe lights throbbing through the delightful swirls from our smoke machines!

Doors open at 7:30 for an 8PM showtime, a holiday-discount $7 admission charge. (All ages).


PLAGUE-TIME
LIVESTREAMS


7/3/20 Other Cinema Benefit Livestream Plague Time Play Time

2/6/21 Plague Time Play Time III Good Riddance!

5/1/21 Plague-Time Play-Time IV: Mayday! Anarchism, Autonomy, and Artwork

5/29/21 Shapeshifters Benefit - Animation Extravaganza




OTHERZINE

OtherZine Issue #33

PINK VS. ORANGE

This issue #33 of OTHERZINE incorporates the DNA of another San Francisco Bay-born radical publication, Bad Subjects. This is its issue #92 too, settled in to occupy some of Other Cinema’s comfy seats here until its own website undergoes reconstruction. We hold hands as the movie unspools.



Viva Pink, standing up against Orange! In the January 2017 Women’s March, Pink Pussy hats asserted female leadership and activism. The 2016 Presidential campaign of pinko (OK, socialist Democrat) Bernie Sanders excited and involved many voters, especially millennials. President Donald Trump, his hair and skin alternating between various shades of orange/lemon yellow/yogurt pink, has galvanized American and global opposition to his policies, his insults, his general demeanor. And as “Orange is the New Black” reminded us, incarceration is always a risk for the disobedient and, perhaps, dissident.

Start reading here!!: http://www.othercinema.com/otherzine/

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