HOME


CALENDAR

ABOUT OC

OCD STORE

OTHERZINE

FILMOGRAPHY

LINKS

CONTACT

OLD SITE
Welcome to our website for the ongoing series of experimental cinema in San Francisco. We show films every Saturday at ATA Gallery, 992 Valencia (@ 21st). Showtime 8:00pm, admission* $7.
SF PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY
John Law SAT. SEPT 18: BUCHANAN + GOLDBERG + SOE's A.S.S. +

On Sat. Sept 18, ATA Gallery's Other Cinema finally restarts its Fall (in-person) season with Grit wit Crit: San Francisco Psycho-Geography! Featured on this festive evening of film and video shorts is the theatrical premiere of Anthony Buchanan's City street Pilgrimage, Valerie Soe's (tentatively in-person) Auntie Sewing Squad--on Chinese-American women sewing Covid masks for the community, Daniel Gorrell 's Proposals--on the Tenderloin's Roving Tailor Michael Swaine, and Jim Goldberg's photo essay Los Hermanos--on the immigrant experience.

ALSO on the program are Dan Janos' Flora My Dear--on Muybridge's murder act, Bruce Baillie's Tung, Mike Kavanagh's Twilight of the Movie Palace, Steve McQueen in a Bullit promo, and shorts from Jeremy Rourke, Bryan Boyce, and Chris Marker!

PLUS 49ers SuperBowl film for the free champagne intermission!

Come early for Frank Stauffacher’s mid-century 16mm love-letter, Notes on the Port of St. Francis...and a Laughing Sal loop!

Doors open at 7:30 for 8:00PM show. Admission is $7.

Come early for Frank Stauffacher’s mid-century 16mm love-letter, Notes on the Port of St. Francis...and a Laughing Sal loop!



OPTRONICA1: STEREOSCOPY
SEPT.25: HOYT’s 3-D THE FARM + LAITALA +

On Sat.  Sept. 25, ATA Gallery's Other Cinema initiates its 2-part Optronica duplex with an intense program of visually playful pieces,most in eye-popping 3-D!!!

Headlining is Dale Hoyt's The Farm, an experimental melodrama starring Winston Tong, Annie Sprinkle, Monet Clark, and the last movie appearance of Arturo Galster (AKA Pasty Cline)...with music by local cult heroes Chrome! Dale will be here in person to introduce his daring 40-min. featurette, shot right here in San Francisco.

Four other stereoscopic films enliven the bill, with shorts by Kerry Laitala, Craig Baldwin, Rich Pell, and Pete Smith.

AND—in keeping with the optical explosion—here's a long-form promofor Close Encounters of the Third Kind, yes, in anamorphic CINEMASCOPE!

Come early to try on Dale's VR helmet and catch a glimpse of that 60's oddity, The 4-D Man!!!!`

Doors open at 7:30 for 8:00PM show. Admission is $7.

OPTRONICA2:
FLUTTER AND WOW
Davis OCT.2: DAVIS/CHURCHILL + VARGA + 99 HOOKER+

On Saturday October 2nd, ATA Gallery’s Other Cinema presents FLUTTER AND WOW, the second installment of our Optronica couplet, showcasing Live A/V acts that create sound-image hybrids in real time! Headlining is the alchemical magick of projection-artist John Davis and process-guitarist Josh Churchill, in a 20-minute finale called Night Country.

All the way from New York City is the video performance artistry of 99 Hooker,  premiering a new COVID-made piece, Viva Sparks.

Oakland’s own Lori Varga is also in-person with a debut—her double-S8/Live Vocal recitation, Your Flesh Is My Flesh.

In The Ultra Tapes, Mission maestro David Cox channels the spirit of Alan Turing, the UK inventor of the Enigma Machine, a device used to decode Nazi messages during WWII, which was recently found on the Baltic seabed. Ben Wood appears as the celebrated Turing!

AND: Acting as prelude and interstices between the live sets are amazing experimental animations by Len Lye!

 

 DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM FOR THE 8:00PM SHOW. ADMISSION IS $9


PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY2
CosmoOCT.9: JEANNE FINLEY + JOHN MUSE

PSYCHO-GEOGRAPHY3
BreckeOCT.16: BRECKE + MCCORMICK + RIVERS + U5


WATCHING BIRD WATCHERS
birdOCT.23: ROURKE + D.JOHNSON + LIPMAN’s OWLS +

HALLOWEEN SPIRIT ANIMALS
halloweenOCT.30: WASTEDLAND + BATMAN YOUTUBERS +


MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGY
halloweenNOV.6: MCLAUGHLIN + T.JOHNSON + SCOTT +


CARGO BIKES
ghost NOV.13: CANNING's MOTHERLOAD +


ARCHIVE FEVER
canning NOV.20: GHOSTS


NO-THANKS GIVING

New Red Order NOV.27: NEW RED ORDER


PILLARS OF PUNK CULTURE
vvale DEC.4: V.VALE AND MARIAN WALLACE


OPTRONICA3
becker DEC.11: BECKER + WOOD + COX +

AVANT TO LIVE
NEW DEC.18: NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS