Film Screenings and an Alchemical demonstration on….Haight Street!!


on the streets!

HARLEY ALCHEMY
Film Screenings and an Alchemical demonstration on….Haight Street!!

A film I worked on, and am in, is showing at the Red Vic Theater on 1727 Haight Street, S.F., Ca. 94117. On Wednesday July 8 and Thursday July 9, 2009.
Before the 7PM and 9:20 screenings on Wednesday, in front of the theater, I will be conducting experiments with Harley Alchemy and……..Jet propulsion!
Operating my Harley Davidson Throat Singers.

Playing July 8 & 9, 2009
Wed: 2:00, 7:00, 9:20
Thur: 7:00, 9:20
Mock Up On Mu
Dir. Craig Baldwin US 2008
A radical hybrid of sci-fi, spy, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin’s Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length “collage-narrative” based on (mostly) true stories of California’s post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and “mother of the New Age movement”). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time. (110m:16mm-to-video)

SPECIAL EVENT! Dir. Craig Baldwin and special guests, including master-mind machine artist Kal Spelletich and author Erik Davis will be present for Q&A on Wednesday. Kal Spelletich will unveil a kinetic sculpture in front of the theater before the 7:00 show!

“…this new work hits your synapses like a cluster bomb, assailing your tremulous gray matter with a barrage of cinematic fragments (most recycled, some newly shot), miscellaneous rants and ruminations”––Manohla Dargis of the New York Times

POst SHow Performance

Red Vic
http://www.redvicmoviehouse.com/show.php?pageid=807

MuVee site
http://www.othercinema.com/mu.html

Craig Baldwin
http://www.hi-beam.net/mkr/cb/cb-bio.html

MOCK UP ON MU, Craig Baldwin, 2008
16mm to digiBetaSP, 109 mins.

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Mu musters the creative audacity—make that recklessness—to take up within its absurdly impossible ‘collage-narrative’ agency the profoundly serious issue of the militarization of space. (Mostly) Based on historical fact—the occult rituals of 3 seminal figures in post-War California (JPL founder Jack Parsons, L.Ron Hubbard, and Marjorie Cameron)–newly-shot live-action footage is intercut with both fiction and non-fiction archival material to weave a dense, farcical tale of mind-control, subterranean intrigue, and aerospace speculation …and in pulp-serial form to boot! Mr. Parsons and Cameron

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~ by kaltek on July 6, 2009.

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