Welcome to the Spring Schedule for Other Cinema. We have a ton
of neat stuff this season and we hope you will come often. A number of the
films we are showing have video clips available for preview in Quicktime format.
These clips are indicated by a projector icon in the applicable sections.
If you don't have the Quicktime plug-in (version 4.0!),
you can download it for free at www.apple.com/quicktime.
2/12: KUCHAR'S SECRETS OF THE SHADOW WORLD
On Saturday, February 12th, ATA Gallery's Other Cinema inaugurates its fifteenth season with local luminary George Kuchar's latest extravaganza, Secrets of The Shadow World. (Oddly Enough funded by the Rockefeller Foundation!) This obsessive, 2'20" digital video gesamtkunstwerke explores and expounds the lore of the UFO mystery and its psychic fallout. Filled to the brim -- nay, overflowing with special effects and cheesy music -- Kuchar's quirky quest tracks down noted ufologist Donna Kerness, and (electronically) colorful SF film personalities. The saucers will dispense champagne before ascending
Doors open at 8pm for
opening reception, Korla Pandit in the house. $5
2/19: SHOWDOWN IN SEATTLE + TELLER MACHINE + THE LORAX +
On Saturday, February 19th, ATA Gallery's Other Cinema presents Whispered Media's riveting video report Showdown in Seattle. Shot during the five days of the late November World Trade Organization protest, this program features an on-the-ground perspective, in-depth analysis, and background commentary by the media activists themselves. Plus Jesse Drew and Glenda Egan's Teller Machine, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, nd historical street-action footage.Show starts at 8:30 pm, admission is $5.
2/26: THE LAST ANGEL OF HISTORY +
For Black History Month, on Saturday, February 26th, ATA Gallery's Other Cinema presents John Akomfrah's futuristic essay, The Last Angle of History. From Britain's Black Audio Collective, Akomfrah analyses hitherto unexplored relationships between Pan-African culture, science fiction, intergalactic travel, and rapidly progressing computer technology. Positing science fiction as a metaphor for the Pan-African experience of forced displacement, cultural alienation, and otherness, tropes such as alien abduction, estrangement, and genetic engineering are disucssed by African artists George Clinton, Sun Ra, DJ Spooky, Ishmael Reed, Greg Tate, and Kodwo Eshun. Plus other glimpses of George "Mothership Connection" Clinton, Intergalactic Arkestra, and DJ Spooky in action.
Show starts at 8:30 pm, admission is $5.