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March 2019

ATA: Open Screening

March 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Psycho-geo2; Incredibly Strange Music1

March 9, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$9 SUBLIME FREQUENCIES’ OUYALA’s WEDDING + RAW MUSIC INTERNATIONAL By popular demand after a sold-out Mississippi Records show, RMI’s Cyrus Moussavi returns to our gallery to premiere the long-awaited Ouyala’s Wedding, co-directed with Hisham Mayet and Brittany Nugent—Sublime Frequencies‘ intimate look into a truly splendid Western Saharannuptial celebration. The bride happens to be the daughter of a legendary musician family (Group Doueh), so this ceremony marks the most ‘musical’ in memory. From Libyahimself, Mayet had unprecedented access to this desert…

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ATA: Hand and Machine, Hand made 16mm films from Australia

March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$7-$10 Cinema was the first inescapably mechanical art. But in this post-mechanical age, the traditional apparatus of cinema has all too rapidly been deemed obsolete and primitive. Yet the handing over of industrial machinery to anti-industrial users represents one of the prime creative opportunities for re-appraising and re-interpreting the nature of ourselves as transformed by the age of machines. Post mechanical age, the humanness of the machine can be made evident. Post mechanical age, machine craft is the new hand…

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ATA: Bimodal Press Presents: No.1 Record & Cassette Release

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$7-$10 Bimodal Press is thrilled to present an ATA benefit and record release show for two new editions, Amma Ateria’s “Vague Pure Affection” cassette and John Davis’ “Visiting The Sky” LP. Special guests include Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase. Performances begin at 8:30 pm (doors 7:30 pm). Cassettes and LP’s will be available, and all door proceeds go to benefit Artists Television Access. Please come and help support and celebrate local artists and arts programming in San Francisco. Bimodal Press is…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Psycho-geo3; San Fran

March 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8 WOOD + FAVORITE + BUCHANAN/GATEWOOD + This semi-annual celebration of our City’s history in fact also serves to launch two new publications!! Projection-artist Ben Woodproudly unveils California’s Hidden Mural, his well-researched report on the Ohlonemurals hidden behind the altar of Mission Dolores itself. Against odds, he managed to squeeze in behind the wooden reredos and lower a camera on a wire…and he GOT THE SHOTS of the indigenous designs still on the rear wall of the nave! He shares…

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ATA: Another Hole in the Head presents: Back and Forth “The Shining”

March 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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What happens when you screen one copy of a film, superimposed with a second (silent) copy, playing in reverse? If you believe in urban legends and conspiracy theories, you may find evidence of secret messages hidden within the film. If not, you may still see instances of eerie symmetry as the scenes slip past one another. What happens when the film in question is an iconic Horror film, directed by a legendary genius? Why, you find yourself witnessing a film…

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ATA: Other Cinema: SisPix1; Optron2

March 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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GREER/KIENTZ’ REINIGER/SALOMON + GEISER + Our seasonal X~peri~Mental Animationoffering is blessed by the SF debut of a most marvelous shadow-puppet show, Life or Theater?, a Lydia Greer/Caryl Kientzcollaboration that plays out the tragic tales of two Berlin women who changed Art History. Lotte Reiniger fashioned a sublime silhouette-animation style in the ‘30s, whilst CharlotteSalomon opened up a new expressive space between painting and the diary. As to the single-channel work, we’re delighted to share (another Berliner) Sylvia Schedelbauer’s multiple award-winning…

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ATA: We Make Movies

March 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Los Angeles-based film collective, We Make Movies is bringing its signature Writers Workshop back to the San Francisco film community. The nine-year-old LA film collective, which has executive produced dozens of films in Los Angeles and Canada, and collaborated on hundreds more, is excited to partner with the esteemed Artists Television Access, with the intention of serving the independent filmmakers of the Bay Area on a regular basis. Ideally, the group is looking for projects heading into pre-production within…

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ATA: Deborah Fort, Everything Moves

March 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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How do we live rich and meaningful lives? How do we find the passions that sustain us? Ruth started dancing as soon as she could walk and, 80 years later, she is still performing and sharing her creative innovations. Everything Moves, a documentary film by Deborah Fort, explores the lifelong artistic passion and boundless curiosity of Ruth Zaporah, founder, performer and teacher of Action Theater, and the challenges of the creative act. It Takes Time To See is an experimental…

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ATA: Analogica Selection 8

March 29, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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digital screening / 66 min Intertropical vision by Adriana Vila Guevara, 4:40 / colour, sound, 16mm / 2018 / Spain-Venezuela Contrary to the standardization of a single hegemonic point of view, the “center” in the tropics is not the whole. It is the starting point of a powerful range of visions. This is a trip into the core of its multiple indomitable condition. Adriana Vila Guevara Venezuelan filmmaker, artist and anthropologist. Her work moves between the realms of documentary creation,…

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ATA: Other Cinema: SisPix2; Transmissions

March 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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SANDRA DAVIS/GEORGE KUCHAR + GRETA SNIDER + We’re consummating Intl. Women’s Monthwith the theatrical premiere of That Woman—Sandra Davis dresses up the late greatGeorge Kuchar as Barbara Walters, in a mock-TV interview with a Monica Lewinskylook-alike. CO-BILLED: Greta Snider not only answers the call for a reprise of her exquisite A Small Place, but also dusts off her rarely-seen The Magic of Radio, an eye’n’ear-popping exploration of the low-power radio broadcast scene, as personalized as Portlandpunkettessending signals just as they…

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April 2019

ATA: Open Screening

April 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Left Eye Cinema: Finally Got the News

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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$7-$10 Join the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America and Left Lens for Finally Got the News, a documentary look at radical black unionism in Detroit and the rise of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Beaten down under increased demands from the bosses but emboldened by the growing unrest in politics and society, autoworkers in the late 60s were beginning to rebel through work slowdowns and wildcat actions. But while this new militancy cut across racial lines, capital’s response…

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ATA: Galaxy Lords

April 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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In the distant future… An evil space prince acquires the most fantastical yet terrifying power in existence. A war-weary hero must return to confront his old nemesis and his inner demons. The fate of every sentient creature in the history of the Seven Galaxies hangs in the balance… Another Hole in the Head proudly presents an encore screening of GALAXY LORDS. This uniquely sincere parody of Sci-Fi Adventure films was voted Top Feature by the audience at our 2018 festival.…

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ATA: BAVC Prez Night

April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free, 7-9 pm • Meet BAVC Preservationists (/bavc.org/preserve-media), learn about their craft, ask questions about digitizing old tapes and preserving outmoded media.• See some cool analog video equipment in action.• Watch a screening of videos that have been transferred and preserved at BAVC including works from the La MaMa Experimental Theater Club (lamama.org), as well as works from various recipients of our Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded Preservation Access Program (bavc.org/preserve-media/preservation-access-program).• Find out how you, your favorite artists, and the…

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ATA: I’ll Be Around (again!)

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jeremy Rourke’s I’ll Be Around is an experimental animated documentary about the long standing Mission-based gallery and collective Artists Television Access (ATA). Join us for an evening of performance, animation, celebration, and expanded cinema to expand your mind. I’ll Be Around is made possible in part by a grant from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. $10 About Jeremy: Jeremy Rourke is…

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ATA: Seemway, Honyock, Babehoven, Little Arcs

April 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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$7-10 Sliding Scale Seemway (Bay) https://seemway.bandcamp.com/ Honyock (Sacramento) https://www.honyockisaband.com/ Babehoven (LA/Portland) https://babehoven.bandcamp.com/ Little Arcs (Bay) https://littlearcs.bandcamp.com/ + Killer Video Installations As always, all friends, friends of friends and soon to be friends are invited! See you there!

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema: DANDY DUST

April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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A cyborg with a split personality and fluid gender zooms through time to collect his/her ”selves” in a struggle against a family obsessed by lineage: This cartoon-like futuristic low-budget horror satire by the Austro-British filmmaker Ashley Hans Scheirl turns the real into the absurd, for the duration of a small cybernetic, chemo-sexual film adventure at least. Identity is just a matter of creativity, and far beyond cinema’s limitations. Ashley Hans Scheirl, 94 min.

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ATA: One Big Box Begets Another: Films by Roger Beebe

April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sf Cinematheque in association with Headlands Center for the Arts present , Roger Beebe in Person Admission: $10 General/$5 Cinematheque Members and Headlands Center for the Arts Members Advance tickets available here Visiting the Bay Area on a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts, filmmaker and performance cinema practitioner Roger Beebe appears in person to present a mini-retrospective of work reflecting the filmmaker’s wry humor, observational wit and personally crafted approach to film/video collage, including elaborate multi-projector works and…

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ATA: Still Here Presents James Q. Chan

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join Still Here San Francisco for an intimate night with filmmaker James Q. Chan. This special event will present the documentary work of James Q. Chan in conversation with Still Here S.F.’s co-founder, Natalia M. Vigil. Hear firsthand from James what it’s like to be a filmmaker raised in San Francisco and his commitment to amplifying stories from his community. About the night: Opening reception Screening of Forever, Chinatown Q&A Screening of excerpts from Sex Tape, Chinatown Rising, and more…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Scritti Politti; Sousveillance

April 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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DAVID COX’ ASSANGE + PUTIN + PAGLEN + Networks of surveillance and espionage —and hacking–have become prime movers in political history…and the judgment is still pending on one of the charged field’s lightning-rods, Julian Assange. Agent provocateurDavid Cox riffs through a raft of pro- and con- cine-essays afloat, including the crucial Risk by ex-SF resident Laura Poitras, as well as the latest from Chelsea Manning and Adam Curtis. ALSO: In its West Coast debut, Mariam Ghani’s The Seen Unseen looks…

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ATA: Small Press Traffic: Ariel Goldberg, Lara Durback and Claire Grossman

April 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$7-$10, Free for memebers Ariel Goldberg Ariel Goldberg’s publications include The Estrangement Principle(Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015). Goldberg’s writing has most recently appeared in Afterimage, e-flux, Artforum, and Art in America. From 2014-2017, they organized readings at The Poetry Project and they currently work at The Jewish History Museum in Tucson as the Zuckerman Fellow, Curator of Community Engagement. They are on hiatus from adjuncting for universities in New York City with the continual aspiration to…

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ATA: Dirty Looks Volume 4 Launch + Reading

April 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free Join contributors Dodie Bellamy, Tammy Rae Carland, Xandra Ibarra, Glen Helfand, Johnny Ray Huston, Brontez Purnell, Larry-bob Roberts, and editor Bradford Nordeen who will read from the latest issue of Dirty Looks’ annual film publication, which contains chapters on Hippie Dick, Nao Bustamante, Rick Castro and Vaginal Davis’ Fertile LaToyah Jackson, Rosa von Praunheim’s City of Lost Souls, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Teo Hernandez’s Salomé and a round-up of DL’s first eight years of programming. The Dirty Looks Volume series…

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ATA: Peter Burr: Labyrinths

April 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sf Cinematheque in association with Headlands Center for the Arts present, Peter Burr in person Admission: $10 General/$5 Cinematheque Members and Headlands Center for the Arts Members Advance tickets available here A mix of intricate patterns that vibrate, flicker, and hypnotize. Viewing Burr’s work feels like entering into a dark, digital cave. —Alex Ginsberg, Electric Objects I make infinite dungeons. —Peter Burr Working extensively with computer animation and the tools of the video game industry, the digital works of Peter…

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ATA: The Escapists

April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Presented by 3rdi The Escapists is about three immigrant best friends who chase their dreams and disappoint their families. Helmed by a predominantly womxn of color crew and told through the lens of three millennial womxn of color, the web series covers the tumultuous journey of growing into oneself despite societal pressure.

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ATA: Other Cinema: Sispix4; Eros2

April 27, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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SPRINKLE/STEPHENS’ WATER MAKES US WET With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality, and concern (and narration by Sandy Stone!), this feature work, in its Bay Area theatrical premiere, chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. We travel with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they explore the larger role of water in all of our lives. Ecosexuality shifts the metaphor Earth asMother…

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May 2019

ATA: SPT Reading: Jenn McCreary and Norma Cole

May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Jenn McCreary Jenn McCreary has been a member of the Board of Directors at Small Press Traffic since 2014. McCreary’s most recent full-length collection, & now my feet are maps, is available from Dusie Press; sections were recently adapted, with the playwright Kathy Vinogradoff, for performances at Small Press Traffic’s Poets Theater in Oakland, CA, the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, PA, & the Boog City Festival in Brooklyn, NY.Other works include The Dark Mouth of Living (Horse Less Press),…

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ATA: Open Screening

May 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Psycho-Geo4; Dixie

May 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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BROWN/GRUFFAT’s TAKE IT DOWN Two true-traveling troubadours of first-person filmmaking deliver news from the South to their avid fans at OC–lucky for us to serve as a stop in their country-wide campaign! Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffatnot only teach in the esteemed universities of North Carolina, but both have also been witness to the raging controversies and audacious actions around their region’s Confederatestatuary. Tonight’s centerpiece is Sabine ’s eponymous effort, employing antique postcards,35mm single-framing, and color-positive solarization to demonstrate how…

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ATA: SPT Reading: Anna Moschovakis and Tonya Foster

May 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Anna Moschavakis is a poet, a translator, and an editor. Anna Moschovakis is a writer and translator with an interest inthe edges where languages, forms, and subjectivities meet. Her books of poetryinclude the James Laughlin award-winning Youand Three Others Are Approaching a Lake, and They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This. Her first novel, Eleanor,or, The Rejection of the Progress of Love, came out last year. Mytranslations from French include Albert Cossery’s The Jokers, Annie Ernaux’s ThePossession, and…

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ATA: Biennial SF Bay Area Sex Worker Festival opening party

May 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Join us at our opening party screening for the biennial SF Bay Area Sex Worker Festival, now in it’s 20th year! Our opening program is one of the best with a range of political, raunchy, sexy and wise movies by and about sex workers. The evening is a benefit for Poor Magazine with CD launch from welfareQUEENS CD in honor of our Festival curator, Laure McElroy, who passed in 2018. The evening also includes a DVD Launch for award winning…

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ATA: The Lake and the Lake + 3-D work by Greta Snider and Johunna Grayson

May 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Directed by Sindhu Thirumalaissamy, 2019, 39 min Languages: Hindi, English, Kannada, Tamil, Bangla, subtitled in English. Polluted lakes in Bangalore, the “Silicon Valley of India”, produce toxic foams and fires that challenge our understanding of what a lake can be. However, they remain valuable resources and refuges where counter-publics coexist. The Lake and The Lake dwells in the peripheries of one such lake, enacting an observational mode that is interrupted by flying foam, noxious gases, daydreams, and questions from passers-by.…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Avant to Live

May 25, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS For some 33 years now, our seasons have been consummated with an energized evening of radical sensibility and innovative film form, with many of the artists in person (6 tonight!). Spot-lit on this go-round is the NY-beat-cine-poet 99 Hooker, with his new 20-min Live A/V assemblage Make It Used. Bryan Boyce is also in the house with a new Fake But True episode, Arte Matu ’s here, too, to debut his Night Eyes, 8-year-old Tala Brecke personally…

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ATA: Spring 2019 SFSU Experimental Documentary showcase

May 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Free Sixteen short films that use non-traditional techniques to explore the relationship between cinema and memory. Created in San Francisco State University’s CINEMA 630 filmmaking course. Filmmakers: Johnny Abrolat, Victor Bermudes, Annika Cafiero, Mira Campau, Linh Dao, Sam Dockan, Calvin Ferniza, Peter France, Antonio Garro, Sabrina Ghidossi, Jake Hill, Graham Law, Miguel Lopez, India Nemer, Jules Retzlaff, Natalya Sharapova.

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ATA: You Are Loved No Matter How You Blossom (Opening Reception)

May 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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ATA Window Gallery presents Crystal Vielula’s You Are Loved No Matter How You Blossom May 9 – June 8, 2019 Reception and performance: May 29, 2019, 6:30-9PM Allow the time-traveling deities from planet Genera year 3060 welcome you into a new paradigm where genitals do not dictate your gender, interests, abilities, attractions or value. This world is free from arbitrary hierarchies and repression, it’s a place where all people are loved and valued no matter how they blossom. On May…

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ATA: Another Hole in the Head Presents: Highlights from “Dark Rainbow”

May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Since 2016, it has been our pleasure to present the Dark Rainbow series–special collections of short Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror films with LGBT+ themes. On Friday, May 31st, we will screen a selection of these films at Artists’ Television Access. Doors 7:30 pm, screening at 8. Advance tickets coming soon. THE DOODLER HOMOCIDES 2016, 16m, USA (Local) Documentary, Horror The true story of a serial killer who tested the will of the SFPD and the LGBT+ community, during the rise…

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June 2019

ATA: Open Screening

June 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Small Press Traffic: Stephanie Young, Eric Sneathen, and Asiya Wadud

June 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Stephanie Young Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her books of poetry and prose include Pet Sounds, It’s No Good Everything’s Bad, Ursula or University, Picture Palace, and Telling the Future Off. She edited the anthology Bay Poetics, and with Juliana Spahr, A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism. Young is a member of the Krupskaya Books editorial collective. Eric Sneathen Eric Sneathen is a poet living in Oakland. His…

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ATA: Chelsea Smith – Anonymous Bosch (Opening Reception)

June 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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ATA Window Gallery June 11, 2019 — 6:30-9PM Anonymous Bosch is an installation exploring the connection and duality between genesis and annihilation. This is part of my reimagining of Bosch and multiple visions of another time, another reality. The work from this show comes from the detritus of: The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymus Bosch Science fiction (Octavia Butler, Roadside Picnic, Annihilation) Hildegard’s visions in 1141 Germany The 1906 San Francisco earthquake Saint Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland 1960s…

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ATA: Audiovisual performance with Christopher Burns, Bill Hsu, and Peter J Woods

June 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christopher Burns, Bill Hsu, and Peter J Woods present an evening of solo and ensemble performances blending video, animation, theater, and improvised electronic music. Burns’ Interferometry collages text, animation, and a variety of musical genres to relate a story about a 19th-century episode in the history of science as a parable about invisible structures in contemporary society. Woods’ Comedy Pt. 2 ventures into realms of performance art and endurance as it interrogates privilege. Burns’ and Hsu’s duo project Xenoglossia/Leishmania uses…

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July 2019

ATA: Open Screening

July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Dead the Ends

July 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bookended by the 2011 London riots, Benedict Seymour’s dramatically, politically urgent new film retells the story of Chris Marker’s ‘La Jetée’. A man has been sent back into the past as a way of rescuing the future, his tale told by way of the Narrator who riffs on familiar film dialogue and contemporary references – unpicking the political implications of his journey and our retro obsessions. A collage, narrative, essay film hybrid, ‘Dead the Ends’, plunders some fifty years of…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema: Music Videos

July 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Once again Periwinkle Cinema helps keep your summer going with a super fun music video mix tape! Come rock out to some of the latest videos from local queer bands! We are also still accepting submissions for new and not so new videos. We’ll show your punk, country, Indy, emo, noise, experimental, classical videos! Submit@periwinklecinema.com or on the facebook https://www.facebook.com/PeriwinkleCinema/ Help us keep the summer party going with this awesome music video mix tape!

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ATA: Cuntstomer Servixxx, Judith Horn and Davi Jaberi

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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CUNTSTOMER SERVIXXX, Oakland, CA(Popcorn pop, deconstructive gender rock, Post-work pop) cuntstomerservixxx.bandcamp.com facebook.com/cunstomerservixxx https://soundcloud.com/jessica-gq-frito/sets/cuntstomer-servixxx-demos “Estrogen” live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0sydGvH7-Y Insta: @constantfomo Judith Horn is a sad girl music project originated by Jeanne Oss- Born on the sandy beaches of the Mississippi, Jeanne hatched from a fish egg with her songs already written in her head. She then grew up in Wisconsin hoping to someday fly to California to learn shitty guitar and bring these songs to fruition. She played random shows in Oakland…

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ATA: Analogica Selection 8

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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All films are presented digitally/ 68 min The Equatorial Calms by Derek Taylor 3′ 37” / 16mm, found footage / experimental / 2018 / USA Optical ruminations on an unpredictable region of Earth where raging storms and calm waters coexist. Seafarers are not only contained within this indeterminate state, but also within the film frame. Derek Taylor‘s moving image work focuses on the intersection of documentary and experimental filmmaking, particularly as it relates to history and landscape, with a clear…

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ATA: We Make Movies

July 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Los Angeles-based film collective, We Make Movies is bringing its signature Writers Workshop back to the San Francisco film community. The nine-year-old LA film collective, which has executive produced dozens of films in Los Angeles and Canada, and collaborated on hundreds more, is excited to partner with the esteemed Artists Television Access, with the intention of serving the independent filmmakers of the Bay Area on a regular basis. Ideally, the group is looking for projects heading into pre-production within…

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August 2019

ATA: Open Screening

August 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
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ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Another Hole In The Head Presents: “Deep Dreaming Cinema” – A Picasso Odyssey, Blade van Gogh, & More

August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join us for this very informative talk, featuring mind-boggling film clips from the work of Bhautik Joshi. TIX: https://www.ahith.com/events/deep-dreaming-cinema-a-picasso-odyssey-blade-van-gogh-more Local artist and Adobe engineer Bhautik Joshi works to build tools at the intersection of science, engineering, and art. His current explorations are focused on discovering how machine learning will change movie production and what storytelling conventions and needs are emerging in virtual and augmented reality. He applies graphics filters to film clips to interpret 2001: A Space Odyssey as Picasso…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema: A night of Queer experimental film and video

August 21, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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As queer people we try to navigate our world with in a time and space that is not always ours. Our Histories unfold in the pages of diaries and in the streets. Moving through night dodging and weaving laughing timelessly lingering in doorways thirsting for kisses. We are queer in the unknown.An evening of queer experimental film and video. As always, FREE POPCORN, Raffle and door prizes! $7-10 NOTAFLOF Prioritized seating for people with disabilities and/or BYOC (bring your own…

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ATA: Left Eye Cinema: Rompienda Puertas (Break & Enter)

August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Join the San Francisco DSA and Left Cinema for a screening of Rompiendo Puertas (Break & Enter), a documentary about Operation Move In and the New York squatter’s movement in the 1970s. Facing increasing rents and forced relocation under “urban renewal” programs poor black and brown families in the city’s gentrifying Upper West Side decided to take matters into their own hands. Operation Move-In found housing for more than 300 families by seizing and squatting vacant apartments, many of them…

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ATA: An evening with Mike Kuchar

August 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The vibrant, poetic and wild works of Mike Kuchar have inspired generations of filmmakers and artists with their wickedly perverse parodies of pop-culture and abundant creativity. From early 8 mm films made with his twin brother George Kuchar featuring friends from their Bronx neighborhood to the underground sci-fi extravaganza Sins of the Fleshapoids 1965, his films take the language of Hollywood and make it so ‘overblown it’s glorious’. In the 1990s Mike Kuchar embraced video with the same transformative passion…

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September 2019

ATA: Open Screening

September 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages

September 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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dir by Benjamin Christensen, 1922, 80min, 16mm Some consider Benjamin Christensen’s 1922 film Häxan to be the first documentary as it incorporates historical information pertaining to medieval paganism into its overall narrative. The film is nothing short of groundbreaking for its time, and even today the imagery can be shocking, disturbing, and at times darkly humorous. Presented on 16mm, this version, subtitled Witchcraft Through the Ages, is a shorter version with an all new soundtrack featuring narration, and music by…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema

September 18, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Virgo Season Mystery Porn BoxIts that time of year between summer and fall when the days start to turn golden and the sun light starts to turn in earlier and earlier. The chill in the air bringing to mind the end of summer, of flings and carefree nights. Join Periwinkle Cinema as we dig into our archive of vintage LGBT porn from the 70s and 80s. We may even have a special contemporary treat! This program is 18+ only. As…

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ATA: Cine+Mas: Fabiana

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Fabiana, a trans woman, lives as a nomadic truck driver all over Brazil for more than thirty years. Now she is approaching retirement and should leave behind her adventures on the road.

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ATA: Other Cinema: Psycho-Geo1: Bay Area

September 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8-$20 SAM GREEN + GUY MADDIN + BEN WOOD + BUCHANAN’s FERLINGHETTI + A festive fun-raiser for OC OGGilbert Guererro’s soon-coming mini-cine/micro-brewery! So we celebrate new and old film sonatas about our fair City: The world premiere of Sam Green’s Casa Sanchez (topped by delicious free salsa!), a healthy chunk of Guy Maddin’s TheGreen Fog, Ben Wood’s interactive report-back on the censorship-threat to Victor Arnautoff’s GWHS mural, and the live jazz debut of Anthony Buchanan’s North Beach Scene, on Ferlinghetti’s…

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ATA: The Digital Sickness Speaks Inside

September 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$7-$10 Take this to make you throw up your hyperreality. You’ll feel better. Otherwise you’ll catch sickness if you stay out in the media shit storm Program: Passwords for Previews: MW 1.) Elutriate (2011 – originally shown at ATA) PREVIEW: https://vimeo.com/24188095 Rephotographed Cellphone Video, 3:33 Inside the negating consciousness of the human’s spectacular evolution. A circulatory system equally random and determined, dancing in the nothing engagement of its picture day. Re-recorded obsessively & set to a hollow, recycled choir of…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Optron1: Hand-Processing

September 28, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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$8.88 ERIC STEWART + JOHN DAVIS + BLACK HOLE LAB + Teleporting in from Colorado is Process NegativeLab whiz Eric Stewart, to co-star in this hand-process showcase with our own East Bay film alchemists, in the first of four OPTRONICA events this season! Eric unspools three of his hand-made shorts, plus pieces by lab pals Taylor Dunne and Robert Schaller, before his 20-min. Meditations on the Life of a Star is live-tracked by much-loved synth maestro John Davis. The Vallejo-based…

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October 2019

ATA: Open Screening

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: ATA@35: Here and Now Live Experimental Films

October 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Japanese filmmaker NAO NAKAZAWA and Bay Area filmmaker JOHN DAVIS invite you to participate in a live cinema event at Artist Television Access (ATA). The filmmakers will be presenting experimental works with live musical performances. NAO NAKAZAWA Nao Nakazawa is a filmmaker and musician from Nagano, Japan, whose experimental cinema works often feature live music performances and elements of audience interaction. In 2014, Nao moved back to Nagano after residing in California for 18 years. Nao has been freelancing as…

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ATA: And In Love I Live

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Concept, Director and Editor Documentary, PanteA Bahrami, 2008, 106 minutes, in Persian with English subtitles Thirteen female political prisoners explain their experiences in an Iranian prison. Three generations of women describe their stories of the last 50 years… ——————————- About the Filmmaker: PanteA Bahrami is an internationally recognized documentary filmmaker with a doctoral degree in Film Studies from the University of Dortmund and the Institute of Theatre, Film and Television, Cologne University, Cologne, Germany. Her Ph.D. dissertation on the subject…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema: The Owls

October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Pioneering feminist filmmaker Cheryl Dunye directed this independent drama about four women struggling to make sense of their past and live down one particular evening. Iris (Guinevere Turner) and M.J. (V.S. Brodie) are a Lesbian couple who live in Los Angeles, while their friends Lily (Lisa Gornick) and Carol (Cheryl Dunye) are another couple with a home nearby. Iris, M.J. and Lily were all members of a once-successful all-female rock band, but now that they’re middle aged, they’re in an…

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ATA: Home Movie Day

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at venues worldwide. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community. It’s a chance to discover why these films are important and to learn how best to care for them. We will be projecting 8mm, Super-8mm, 9.5mm and 16mm films. All films will be inspected and prepped for safe projection…

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ATA: Halloween Party

October 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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LOFI LEGS https://lofilegs.bandcamp.com/ SECRET, SECRET https://secretsecretsf.bandcamp.com/releases + friends W/ 16mm & video installations (by Faith and Ellie) COME DRESSED TO IMPRESS As always, all ghouls, ghouls of ghouls, and soon to be ghouls invited.

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November 2019

ATA: ATA@35: genii memoriam

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Come witness! Thingamajigs Performance Group do genii memoriam at ATA. All saints proceed on el Día de los Muertos, a subtle material and various signatures to the air: environmental, musical, electronic and vocal, shifting states, drawing and altering perceptions of the performers and places. Bodies, gestures, field notes, screens, walls, and the aggregate thingamajigs are elements in a schematic and an ephemeral architecture that is evocative of transformational forces emanating from memory, an awareness of time. About TPG TPG (Dylan…

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ATA: Open Screening

November 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Dream Dive

November 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Dream Dive is a mini-fest benefit to support the organization “Diversidad Trans” in their efforts to help trans and queer asylum seekers in the “trans pod” detention center located in Cibola, New Mexico. The funds will go towards commissary and bail for the individuals being held at this location. The benefit will showcase art, sounds, performances and films curated by duo Chi Chi Castillo o and Semaj Peltier in collaboration with Elsa Trash. Castillo and Peltier have come together to…

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ATA: Other Cinema; Media Archeology2: Optron3

November 16, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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BRIAN DARR + SYLVIA SCHEDELBAUER + APHID + X73 + We celebrate the diversity of means of personal expression in our lo-fi media landscape! OC fave Brian (Hell On Frisco Bay)Darr deploys 35mm slides, 16mm clips, VHS tapes, Glenn Waite’s home-made analog synth, and bits of Thom Andersen/Noel Burch’s Red Hollywood to tell the tale of Hollywood 10 victim Abraham Polonsky’s Force of Evil, a noir critique that turns on emerging surveillance themes. In from Berlin, trans-national kino-collagist Sylvia Schedelbauer’s…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema: Shorts

November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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A selection of short films, not so short films highlighting the talent in our Trans/Enby/Genderqueer/Gender fluid/Gender nonconforming/A-gender community! If this is you and you have something you want to show please submit here on Facebook or submit@periwinklecinema.com We are looking for everything! Accepting submissions until 11.15.19 This year Periwinkle Cinema falls on TDOR proper. Since 1999 November 20th has been a day for us to remember those we have lost to violence. While we hold place in our hearts for…

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ATA: ATA@35: Craig Baldwin; Spectres of the Spectrum

November 22, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Craig Baldwin in person, 16 mm projection. Spectres of the Spectrum is a feature-length 16mm film utilizing old ‘kinescopes’ (filmed records of early TV broadcasts before the advent of videotape, mostly from the late Fifties’ educational show called ‘Science in Action’) to create an eerie, haunted “media-archaeology” zone for a sci-fi time-travel tale, wherein live-action actors search for a hidden electromagnetic secret to save the planet from a futuristic war-machine, inspired by HAARP the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program. (Though…

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ATA: Other Cinema; Psycho-Geo3: Tales from Southern Mexico

November 23, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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DISPATCHES FROM ATZLAN: CHARLES FAIRBANKS + CAITLIN MANNING + For our annual No-Thanks Giving gathering, we host Charles Fairbanks and Caitlin Manning, both filmmaker expats coming up from separate towns in Southern Mexico. Charles shares the West Coast premiere of The Modern Jungle, his hour-long collaboration with Saul Kak–a visual artist from a Zoque village–on a lush but critical allegory of globalization, as filtered though the fever-dream of a Mexican shaman. Ex-Mission sister Caitlin circles back to San Fran with…

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ATA: ATA@35: an evening with Kerry Laitala & friends

November 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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ATA is proud to present a selection of works from one of our favorite local artist Kerry Laitala accompanied by friends. The San Francisco-based filmmaker Kerry Laitala is unquestionably one of the most inventive and original experimental filmmakers today. An expert in optical printing, D.I.Y practices, such as photogram and hand processing techniques, she utilizes these processes (among others) to re-shape ‘found’ materials into 16mm & 35mm handcrafted short films that embody and celebrate the phenomenon of motion pictures that…

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ATA: Other Cinema; Optron4: Sispix2

November 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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CHURCH OF COLOR AND LIGHT + KRISTIN CATO + ELLIE VANDERLIP + Concluding ATA’s Nov. Performance series, this ALL WOMEN:AUDIO-VISUAL event guarantees a garden of cinematic delights fabulously festooned by more than a dozen in-person artistes! On musical saw, Cindy Sawprano accompanies Kristin Cato’s violin in the latter’s ongoing Numbers Project, this new live-cine iteration titled L00p8L00p∞. The two women swoop through vocal, musical, biological, and psychological loops mirrored on the big screen by tip-toeing spiders, jumping ropes, planetary orbits,…

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December 2019

ATA: BAVC: Ask a Festival Programmer

December 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Are you thinking about submitting a film to a local festival? Do you ever wonder how festival programmers choose which films to screen? How do they decide which films should be shown together? How do they even begin sorting through that huge volume of submissions? Hear directly from a panel of programmers who curate festivals all over the Bay Area and get your questions answered! Programmers from a wide array of festivals will discuss the inner working of the process…

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ATA: Open Screening

December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Other Cinema: Meta Cinema

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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KEVIN B. LEE on HARUN FAROCKI + KONRAD STEINER on GUY DEBORD Keeping with our commitment to critical cinema, here’s a program that extols not only the modern “film essay”, but also the emerging genres of “video essay” and “desktop documentary”. Kevin B. Lee—creator of 360 video essays (most famously Transformers:The Pre-Make) and first-ever Goethe Artist-in-Residence at Berlin’s new Farocki Inst.— sends in rare HarunFarocki material. Kevin’s digital mastery re-invents the keyboard/interface as a new creative palette for art-criticism, that…

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ATA: Experimental Film at CCSF & SFSU: Final Screening

December 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Cinema students embrace the tactile, the aleatoric and the absurd via an array of photochemical and digital interventions. Filmmakers: David Anderson, Casey Conor, Iana Chugunova, Maura Cotter, John Emerson, Diana Garcia Arambula, Deborah Garfinkle, Erik Grow, Eva Khemelinskaya, Elizabeth Lopez, Nicole McGuire, Joey Nelson, Max Oginz, Carolina Pistone, Lucia Pistone, Michael Ramos, Joshua Rodriguez, Brandt Saint-Aubin, Feliks Tiaka, Juan Urrea and Maya Wise.

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ATA: Other Cinema: Avant to Live

December 21, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS A sensational season-ender that honors radical expression and innovative film form, the program tonight promises a veritable tsunami of cinema initiatives (18!). Portland prodigy Carl Diehl bestows on us the first-peek at his magician-uncle ode Misdirections, whilst Bryan Boyce rushes in from El Cerrito with his latest Fake But True beauty. Specially spotlit is a raft of brill hand-rolled works by Winnipeg’s Rhayne Vermette! Two other Canadians also figure prominently–Matt Soar (Naked Launch) and Frederic Moffet (Horsey),…

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ATA: Bollards and the Comedy of Hyperindustrialisation

December 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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@saintbollard is the moniker that Andrew Choate uses when performing in relation to bollards – the typically concrete and steel posts that form obstructions to traffic in order to protect buildings, equipment, and pedestrians. His images serve as an entry into a world of poems, songs, and stories that highlight the existential and comedic dilemma of making peace with the inanimate objects that surround us. Alexander Karasulas: I can’t express how whacky, surprising and entertaining Andrew Choate’s show is about….…

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January 2020

ATA: Open Screening

January 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema

January 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Cum kick off the New Year Periwinkle style and watch some super loud raunchy queer sex! Let’s start 2020 off with a bang! January 15th….touch butts Please note this an 18+ event Fun door prizes and free popcorn

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ATA: Sophisticated Acquaintance

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Restored and Revised Version of an Experimental Feature Film Never Before Screened Publicly! Mixing elements of narrative, experimental, pseudo-documentary and essayist cinema, Sophisticated Acquaintance tells the story of a tormented individual whose short life and long death were affected by a great many factors. Klaus Mann (John Gross), a present-day Philadelphia avatar of the real-life European author of Mephisto, lives in the shadow of his father, the eminent intellectual, novelist and Nobel Laureate Thomas Mann (Ernst Hohmann). When Klaus pens…

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ATA: All-Staff Screening

January 31 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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All-Staff Screening Please join us for a showcase of short films from Artists’ Television Access staff, past and present. Chelsey Del Castillo alex cruse Greer McGettrick and Arte Matu Tim Johnson ali kashani Kevin CK Lo Tessa Siddle more TBA!

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February 2020

ATA: Open Screening

February 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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ATA: traces of a light

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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This program is dedicated to our friend Paul Clipson with works that reflect on his lasting presence in the film/art community. works by: jefre cantu, amma ateria, konrad steiner, linda scobie, joshua churchill, john davis, rick bahto, liz harris, ali kashani, sylvia schedelbauer, stephanie sherriff, Gabriel Dunne……

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ATA: Bay Area Black Independent Film Festival

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Special Guest Kevin Craig West Award winning actor/filmmaker and proud member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. When not on camera or stage, he enjoys producing, directing, writing and coaching. He also enjoys sharing his talents as a teacher/artist and has worked with many Arts in Education groups including Theatre for a New Audience, Only Make Believe, and Symphony Space. Kevin is the owner of the production company, MoBetta Films, an advisory board member of WAM Theatre as well as Lake Placid…

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ATA: Bay Area Black Independent Film Festival

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Special Guest Meosha Bean Meosha Bean is a award winning actress, filmmaker. Voted best upcoming director in 2012 at the New Jersey film festival. Owner of M.V.B Films which was established in 2003. Her projects includes Dark Rises (2013) that has all star cast. Miss Pepper short film (2013), that has gained almost 30,000 views in 1 week upon release. Join her for a series of shorts and Q&A. Mr. Nightmare Mr.Nightmare : Nightmares That Read Into Reality Director: Meosha…

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ATA: Periwinkle Cinema

February 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief Code was largely used by gay men in the 1970’s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In Hanky Code: The Movie, Periwinkle Cinema, San Francisco’s queer experimental film collective brings Queer and Trans* filmmakers from across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature of 25 short films!…

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ATA: Young Choreographer Showcase

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Young Choreographer Showcase will feature short works by Maria Donjacour, Nekai Abriol, Katelyn Dallke, Bella Mini, and Shequira Ingram. This showcase is for underground choreographers in the Bay Area to showcase their unique perspectives.

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ATA: Other Cinema: X~peri~Mental Animation

February 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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TOMMY BECKER + JANIE GEISER + SALLY CRUIKSHANK + SALISE HUGHES + OC opens with a dazzling performance and celebration of both new and older pixilated cinema! Our spotlight focuses on SFs own word-image-sound alchemist Tommy Becker, performing FOUR of his musical poems that foreground animation passages. ALSO premiering are two sublime shorts by Janie Geiser–Reserve Shadow and Fluorescent Girl. AND Jeremy Rourke/Rebecca Solnit’s A Fine Initial Act, Salise Hughes’ Witch, Bill Plympton’s Trump Bites, Niles Atallah’s Luis, Stephanie Delazeri’s…

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ATA: ATA@SFPL: Last Grave at Dimbaza

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Screening at San Francisco Public Library, Noe Valley Branch, 451 jersey street. In February 1990 Nelson Mandela was finally released from prison after twenty-seven years. We honor the thirtieth anniversary of that event by looking at a remarkable film made in the midst of an apartheid regime in which a minority of whites systematically oppressed and controlled all aspects of life for the Black majority. Secretly recorded in South Africa by a multi-national team of filmmakers led by Pan-Africanist Congress…

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ATA: The Unnamed Footage Festival Recalibration Party

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Unnamed Footage Festival RECALIBRATION PARTY returns to the ATA for another night of handheld first-person insanity. Usher in the 2020 edition of the festival with a double feature of haunted house handycam fragments in FEAR FOOTAGE 1 & 2. Shot from the perspective a deputy’s bodycam, a child with a home video camera, and storm chasers documenting their hunt, FEAR FOOTAGE 1 presents the audience with a scrap of evidence of unknown horrors. That evidence leads to more of…

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ATA: Other Cinema: PSYCHO-GEO1: SAN FRAN

February 29 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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SAM GREEN/CHRISTIAN BRUNO + BEN WOOD + CRAIG BALDWIN + Focus on Locus! The Bay Area itself is the protagonist of the first of four Psycho-Geography shows this season, with this SF showcase serving as a benefit for the in-progress book Avant to Live!. Incite editor Brett Kashmere unveils Craig Baldwin’s long-lost S8 downtown-street project, Stolen Movie, before Baldwin double-projects John Corser’s Crosstown Traffic (on Mission Street). Anthony Buchanan personally introduces his own S8 homage to Streetopia’s mid-Market interventions, Ben…

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March 2020

ATA: Open Screening

March 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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April 2020

ATA: Open Screening

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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May 2020

ATA: Open Screening

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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June 2020

ATA: Open Screening

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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July 2020

ATA: Open Screening

July 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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August 2020

ATA: Open Screening

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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September 2020

ATA: Open Screening

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Free

ATA’s Open Screening is the only monthly open submissions screening in the Bay Area. Get your work out there! The first Thursday of every month we have an Open Screening. An Open Screening is where we invite local filmmakers to show their short subject films (under 15 mins.). It is a free event and you can either screen a film or just be a member of the audience. Either way it is FREE. It is a great place to network,…

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