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Other Cinema: SMOKE AND MIRRORS

Monday, July 4, 2022, 8:00 pm, block-editor

A MID-SUMMER BENEFIT FOR OTHER CINEMA


On Monday, the Fourth of July, Other Cinema/ATA Gallery presents a very special music/film hybrid holiday event, a benefit for the cash-strapped Other Cinema project, just barely able to continue screening personal cinema after some 37 years. This festive fund-raiser features 3 San Fran art-rock bands, coupled with 3 16mm cult-cinema selections.Starting the party is the wild and watery electromagnetic waves of The Clog, and stepping into the spotlight later is not only the explosive synth attacks of Combo, but also the No Wave dance rhythms of Vivian Panache. The theme being “Smoke and Mirrors”, and the show being centered on the cross-media intercourse between music and film, then irresistible psychotronic sequences from legendary cinema anomalies will bridge between the musical performances. David Carradine and Sylvester Stallone drive to the climax of Paul Bartel‘s “Death Race 2000”,  a Roger  Corman black comedy that will hit the screen with the same impact as the live acts. And Ishiro Honda‘s “Gamera, the Invincible” will bring its kaiju monster-mash to the break between another pair of performances.The fusion of art-rock music and apocalyptic movies generates an eccentric cabaret vibe that calls for a performance-art presence that ATA is so famous for, here embodied in the form of local light Tommy Becker, popping up with his “Big Bang Mix”. And of course the entire mid-summer night will be enlivened with dazzling  strobe lights throbbing through the delightful swirls from our smoke machines!Doors open at 7:30 for an 8PM showtime, a holiday-discount $7 admission charge. (All ages).

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