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December 1, 2008

Festival Program to screen at the MAPP

The Festivalís Program 1 will screen at Galeria de la Raza as part of the 5th Anniversary program of the MAPP (Mission Arts Performance Project) on Saturday, December 6. Donít miss it!

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September 1, 2008

Artists' Television Access Film & Video Festival announces its 2008 program

Artists' Television Access celebrates independent and underground film with 3 nights of freak out beauty, spotlighting the work of many local, national and international underground film and video makers.

On Thursday, October 2, the festival opens with Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu, the bizarre story of rocket-scientist Jack Parsons and his tangled involvement with Scientology founder L.Ron Hubbard and bohemian muse Marjorie Cameron. Don't miss the intro act by Mu-vie star, Stoney Burke as John McTaint (think McCain).

On Friday and Saturday, October 3rd and 4th, the festival will showcase 20 short films that run the cinematic gamut Ė from former SF rocker Jibz Cameron's mercurial "The Quiet Storm" and the controversial "Visions of Wasted Time," by Neil Ira Needleman, to the gorgeous flicker of Paul Clipson's "Sphinx on the Seine" and Telemach Wiesinger's "3x1." Both programs are very different, so choose wisely or come to both.

In addition to the screenings, the experimental work of Shalo P. and Sam Manera will be displayed as installations throughout the gallery during the festival. Plus, the ATA Window will feature an international selection of experimental film artists during the month of October.

For a complete schedule listing, including interviews with many of the filmmakers about their work, visit:

ATA is at 992 Valencia at 21st Street. Doors open at 7:30pm every night. Screenings start at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

Artists' Television Access is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer, artist-run, experimental media arts gallery that has been in operation since 1984. ATA hosts a series of film and video screenings, exhibitions and performances by emerging and established artists and a weekly cable access television program. | Illustration by John Gebbia | Site Design by R!amon