Tag Archives: Ata – Artists’ Television Access

ATA: Independent and Underground Film and Video

Artists’ Television Access celebrates original, independent and underground film & video with the 4th ATA Film & Video Festival on October 21, 22 & 23, 2009. SAN FRANCISCO, CA  — On Wednesday, October 21, the ATA Film Festival begins with a free workshop on experimental film exhibition and distribution, hosted by local experimental filmmakers and distributors. Visit http://festival.atasite.org/2009 to sign-up...

Video Renegade Becomes a Financially Precarious Institution

One step inside Artists’ Television Access, a complex smell of incense, must and cedar awakens the nose. Underfoot, hardwood floors creak, and just through a small hallway, red movie theater-style seats await. It’s the perfect place to screen under-the-radar films, and that’s what the nonprofit ATA has done on Valencia near 21st Street since 1986 — a time when people...

Mission Filmmaker’s Second Home is the de Young

Filmmaker Lise Swenson has made a career out of asking questions — to make “Mission Movie” in 2004 and in her two residencies at the de Young Museum. In Swenson’s current run as the de Young’s filmmaker-in-residence, her 90 video interviews of artists featured at the museum, including Andy Goldsworthy, Ann Marie Sayers, Meklit Hadero and Catherine Wagner, have been...

Free Tickets to Tejido Conectivo Film Performance

ATA is giving away two free tickets to a film performance on Friday, March 30. Two lucky Mission Loc@l readers will receive tickets to Tejido Conectivo, in which Luis Macias and Adriana Vila will present self-selected projects of expanded cinema, showing three converging lines of their work together: performances with found footage and home movies, atmospheres created of light through loops, and projections....

Artists’ Television Access Celebrates 30 Years

Artists’ Television Access turns 30 this month and is throwing a marathon of a party to celebrate. The festivities kick off at 1 p.m. today with the start of a 30-hour film screening session, which will be staffed through the night by loyal volunteers. The screening will become a party with live music, drinks and VJ sets at 8 p.m....

Cereal-powered Show At ATA

Dream-inspired movement takes the (window) stage at ATA tonight, when Laurie Buenafe and Bob Webb perform “Husk” from 6to 8 p.m. at Artist’s Television Access. The piece is described as a “harvest ritual of sorts” and has something to do with cornflakes cereal. To find out what that means, readers have to stop by the ATA window this evening, where...

Quirky SF Mission Alt-Film Space ATA Lives On

ATA, or Artists’ Television Access, signed a renewed lease on November 13, securing its space at 992 Valencia Street for another five years. The announcement comes after a tense few weeks, during which ATA’s all-volunteer staff weighed a substantial rent increase against the ability to stay in place on on a rapidly changing commercial corridor where prices have exploded. Ultimately, the film space was...