Artists' Television Access

MCMAF presents: Why Isn’t Chris von Sneidern Famous?

Sunday, July 18, 2010, 8:00 pm

Why Isn’t Chris von Sneidern Famous? (2009) Director: Kathleen McNamara (in person)
running time: 76 minutes; Format: mini dv

What if “success” was simply doing what you love? According to critics and fans alike, San Francisco musician Chris von Sneidern was destined for fame. It hasn’t happened yet. This documentary examines Chris’ life, attempting to reveal why. At the same time, Chris looks back through the lens at us, questioning our assumptions about fame and success.
Junkyard Blues: (2008) Director: Caio Simbula
running time: 5 minutes, 2 seconds; format: 16mm

Experimental, documentary on the existential reality of a junkyard worker.
Plus a live Performance by Chris von Sneidern