||The Fall issue of OtherZine #29 is online now!|
|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* $7.|
|SAT. 9/5: THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING + GIBBONS + BALDWIN|
Our fave cult-jammers are back, with the NorCal theatrical debut of The Yes Men Are Revolting, directed by ex-ATA staffer Laura Nix! Using fake press conferences to ridicule the misdeeds of corrupt corporate and political institutions, here the Yes Men deploy their hoaxes from homophobic Uganda to the Arctic’s oil-disaster-in-the-making. This opening of OC’s last season--in addition to launching our OtherZine 29--also tributes prankster-in-arms Joe Gibbons (portion of proceeds to his fund), whose actual bank-robbery W-i-P we preview. AND in Bulletin, Craig Baldwin/Josh Harper premiere their own A/V cut-up of our ugly gun nuttery. Come early for cult-jam slides, 99¢ beers, and Peter Mettler’s aerial views of the Tar Sands wasteland. *$8
Experimental cinema exists in a state of perpetual flux. Blinkered, enmeshed, impacted, influenced, invented, inspired, envigorated, spindled and mutilated by the historical machinations of capitalist spectacle, stillthe experimental cinema thrives on, to be found in self-made cracks and crannies; in the minute and magnificent; a brilliant flicker in the darkest eye.
Issue #29: KINO-EYE beganwith a theme of ‘cinema and surveillance’ and took as its premise the realms of possibility to be found in our aerial, aug-mediated, coded, hybrid, locative, mobile, and nomadic realité of NOW. We then commenced a deeper probe (with our micro-intelligence) of the contra-positioning of sur- and sous-veillant experimental works. It is in this tactical context that OtherZine’s editorial team is very pleased to include, as featured writer, our longtime colleague, filmmaker extraordinaire (8 Bits or Less, Private Life of a Drone), curator/writer/media artist and Yes Men animator Patrick Lichty with his remarks on contemporary dronology, ‘veillance’ and pervasive seeing. Lichty has just moved overseas to teach in the United Arab Emirates and we wish him the very best of luck!
OtherZine is also very pleased to highlight Canadian-based Matt Soar on our front page with his fantastic interactive media artwork about memory and obsolete technical protocols – the design of leaders – for material filmmaking, entitled Lost Leaders #14. Try exploring all the clickable sections and buttons, also, once its rolling!
And, of course, a big, big “Thank You” to our other great contributors for their ongoing collective pursuit of critical, meaningful cinema, visual art, and filmmaking. Videographer Anna Spence reviews The Cinematic, curatorAdrianne Finelli explores women making films about place, Caroline Koebel gives insights on The Yes Men, local hero and digiratus David Cox brings us exciting developments in VR, unstoppable Gerry Fialka spins on Joshua Oppenheimer‘s The Look of Silence, Huckleberry Lain shows us projection art from Tokyo public space, Kevin Obsatz escapes from MacroCinema, the one-and-only Mike Mosher visits Ann Arbor Film Festival again!, and, finally, last, but surely not least, filmmaker Stephen Broomer shares a unique artist’s project of personal film philosophy!
OtherZine Issue #29: ‘KINO-EYE’ is out now!
–Molly Hankwitz, Editor, San Francisco, 2015.