THE OTHER, OTHER CINEMA NIGHT
Friday 17th AprilDoors 7:30pm £5 An unmissable night of rare and extro-galactic films + DJ set and introductory remarks by Ken Hollings + Special Guests Craig Baldwin Mock Up on Mu A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, 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. Mark Boswell Stars and Stripes Forever, Unknown Unknown(s), The St. Petersburg Paradox NOVA-KINO MANIFESTO Nova-Kino is an experimental cinematic movement with departure points from the Russian twenties, film noir, situationism, the classical avant-garde, and post-modern appropriationist theory. The movement is blatantly left with variations of classical anarchism, situationism and Marxist paranoia of unrestrained capitalism. Nova-Kino is a technologically advanced medium that incorporates digital, celluloid, analog, and pseudo-redundant motion picture technologies that en somme, actualize the free market mantra of "the democratization of technology." Nova-Kino's firebrand critique of Capitalism, Americanism, and Technotopia will make its acceptance into the traditional venues of exhibition, distribution, and production DIFFICULT - but not impossible. Nova-Kino is an investigation into the political structure of the past, present, and future. It does not operate under any sequential formula. Therefore it is a Buddhist attack on the narrative structure of History. However, unlike the old guard/avant-garde, Nova-Kino wholeheartedly embraces the telling of "stories." Nova-Kino is therefore the simultaneous raconteur of the past and prophet of the present. Nova-Kino does not recognize the traditional property rights of the West. More specifically, the further Hollywood advances its tautological consumerism on Society, the further WE attack! Nova-Kino is like an Indian Casino; paradoxical, autonomous, and ultimately wise... Damon Packard Space Disco One ''Ultimately, Spacedisco-One is a darkly humorous look at how fucked up America has become in the last decade and how the media has fed that bizarre hunger the nation seems to have for pain and suffering. Packard takes a very heavy topic like that and presents it as a sci-fi eulogy to seventies cinema and throws in all sorts of random explosions and crazy characters to make sure the ADD crowd pays attention but this is still definitely more than just surface level weirdness. The film has something to say, and those perceptive enough to look beneath the surface and really think about some of the imagery and commentary the film is full of should find a bizarre but wholly rewarding experience. This is definitely an angry film, but Packard's got a lot to be angry about - too bad so many of us don't realize that his points are valid and that there's every reason to be pissed off at the government, at Hollywood, and at our own bad selves."