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

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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

MuVee site

Craig Baldwin

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


~ by kaltek on July 6, 2009.

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