Thursday, April 12, 2012
8:00 pm at 489 Edgewood

Craig Baldwin

"Manic and irrepressible, an exuberant crank and a tireless activist, San Francisco film artist Craig Baldwin uses a seemingly inexhaustible trove of cheesy found footage and his own haphazardly shot dramatizations to rewire American history, reconfigure old conspiracy theories, and rail against the machine." - J Hoberman, Village Voice

On April 12th 2012 three film communities join forces to bring west coast underground film legend Craig Baldwin to Atlanta. One of Senses Of Cinema's "great directors," Craig Baldwin is a recombinatory filmmaker who exists at the edge of contemporary cinema both through his films and his weekly film series, Other Cinema. The spread of his films in the last two decades, particularly Tribulation 99, Sonic Outlaws and Spectres of the Spectrum, introduced archival retrieval and culture jam to a wider audience of cineastes who embrace, implement and teach these practices. In 2003 Baldwin created the Other Cinema Digital label which highlights and distributes films from his 25+ years of microcinema programming.

Under Baldwin's leadership Other Cinema remains the long-standing bastion of alternative film, video and performance in San Francisco's Mission District. Atlanta's own film series Film Love, GSU's Peripheral Visions, and Contraband Cinema fuse to recreate the Other Cinema experience at Atlanta's 489 Edgewood space where Craig Baldwin will host a screening and performance of living cinema.

489 Edgewood
489 Edgewood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

In addition to the Thursday night event, GSU's Peripheral Visions will also be hosting a 3:30pm artist talk and screening with Craig Baldwin on Wednesday April 11th:
DAEL Theater at Georgia State University
One Park Place - 1st floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

LIVING CINEMA: CRAIG BALDWIN IN PERSON is a co-production of Contraband Cinema, Film Love, and Peripheral Visions.

FILM LOVE promotes awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006, and was featured in Atlanta Magazine's Best of Atlanta 2009. The series is programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals.

PERIPHERAL VISIONS is a new media think tank that embraces modes of film and digital production on the margins of convention. Our research methods expand the notion of what new media and cinema means in an era of hybrid form and technological convergence. Our
award-winning film and new media research projects employ innovative strategies to connect students, faculty and community collaborators on local, regional and global scales.

CONTRABAND CINEMA smuggles marginalized films, videos and filmmakers across the barriers between them and Atlanta area audiences by hosting regular film screenings and gatherings.

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