This screening includes a special guest appearance by Craig Baldwin, filmmaker and founder of the Other Cinema in San Francisco. Mock Up On Mu is a radical mix of spy, sci-fi, Western and even horror genres. The film is based on 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. The story travels through the occult web of Jack Parsons (Aleister Crowley acolyte and 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).
Mock Up On Mu, Dir. Craig Baldwin, 2008, 114 mins
Craig Baldwin is an American experimental filmmaker. He uses found footage from the fringes of popular consciousness as well as images from mass media to undermine and transform the traditional documentary, infusing it with the energy of high-speed montage and a provocative commentary that targets subjects from intellectual property rights to rampant consumerism. He founded the Other Cinema in San Francisco.
Curated by AV Festival 10. Regional Premiere.