Artists' Television Access

Blog

ATA co-presents:

UP DOWN & SIDEWAYS

NEW PEOPLE CINEMA, SAN FRANCISCO
SUNDAY NOV 4TH 2:45 PM
Hypnotic rhythms and complex polyphonic music reverberate through the hills of Nagaland in this portrait of an indigenous community and their remarkable musical traditions, set in the alluring northeast of India.
Use promotional code “cp_2018” when purchasing tickets for ‘Up Down & Sideways’’ and receive 20% off an individual $11 ticket (until online sales end two hours before the screening. Online fees not discounted).
 
More information:
 
 
 

Save The Redstone Labor Temple

RLTA Organizing for Community Ownership of Iconic 1914 Redstone Building Goal is to preserve San Francisco’s defining center for creative organizing San Francisco —The Redstone Labor Temple Association (“RLTA”) has announced that it is working with the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) to be in escrow to purchase the 55,000-square-foot Redstone Labor Temple, located in the heart of the Mission District at 2926 16th St. The Redstone is San Francisco Historical Landmark #238 and is home to longtime organizations that advocate for economic equity and social justice in San Francisco.

RLTA President Gary Gregerson explains what this means to San Francisco: “For more than a century, the Redstone Building has served as a hub for organizations that advocate for economic equity and social justice in San Francisco. It is known as the site where workers first organized for, and won, reasonable working hours and a standardized minimum wage, and it represents San Francisco’s legendary reputation of solidarity and civic engagement. The building has adapted to changing economic and social conditions, always retaining its extraordinary commitment to the lives of marginalized communities: immigrants, artists, industrial, freelance, and contract workers; domestic laborers; queer people; and the displaced. We look forward to continuing to think creatively about how we work and how we play for a century more.”

Explains MEDA Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera of the importance of this prospective purchase: “San Francisco cannot afford to lose this vital asset. The Redstone features 35 tenants, running the gamut from a Spanish-language radio station and an advocacy and support organization for transgender Latinas to the renowned art group
The Lab and community-based organizations providing critical homeless support services. Such organizations have been serving the Mission, and beyond, for many years. The building is a microcosm of what San Francisco has long stood — arts, labor, activism, community — and must be preserved.”

Echoing these statements is longtime Redstone tenant Kerry Laitala, “I’ve been screening moving image works and doing live performances at Artists’ Television Access for over 20 years. I moved into my Redstone studio in 2016 after having been evicted from my studio South of Market along with 42 other artists, SOMA Artists’ Studios,
which is now a biotech company.”

To make this deal a reality, MEDA is actively exploring governmental and philanthropic financing options.

A first round of inspections by MEDA revealed significant structural and maintenance issues that must be immediately addressed by any prospective new building owner. The Redstone’s rehabilitation includes the need for: repointing of the brick facade, plus steel supports of the dual sections of the edifice; a brand-new roof; window replacement; water-damage abatement; revamped bathroom plumbing; and ADA-compliance implementation.

By the end of 2018, MEDA needs $7 million in financing to acquire the Redstone at a market competitive price. This investment will preserve the Redstone as a permanent center for cultural resources, and at affordable rents. If you can lend such support, please contact MEDA Senior Project Manager Feliciano Vera: (415) 282-3334 ext. 127; [email protected]
###
About Redstone Labor Temple Association (RLTA)
The mission of the Redstone Labor Temple Association (RLTA) is to promote, preserve and protect the Redstone Building, historically and currently, as a place for diverse, community-based, cultural, labor and social service organizations, individual artists and small businesses which serve the Mission District and the larger community of San Francisco. rlta.org

Current tenants include: Abalone Alliance, American Indian Film Institute, April Berger studio, Independent Media and Arts Collective, Chile Lindo Café, Cliff Hengst studio, Crossroads Women’s Center, Doug Norberg studio, El/La Para TransLatinas, Elliot Anderson studio, Gary Gregerson studio, Grupo Honestidad, Indian Treaty Council, Jeff
Metzler studio, Jeff Springer studio, The Lab, the Living Wage Coalition, the Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP), Kerry Laitala studio, Mojo Theatre, Pacific Petitions, Rick Gerharter studio, Rick Hall studio, Scott Hewicker studio, ShnooksBooks, Wonder Dog Rescue, World Can't Wait

About Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
Rooted in the Mission and focused on San Francisco, MEDA’s mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development. medasf.org

OPEN SCREENING – Summer 2018 recap

Open Screening has been great fun in 2018!  Here are some of the artists who have participated, and their works.  Thanks to all artists, filmmakers, and attendees!


SEPTEMBER 2018

AMJ

  • Order to Escalate
  • Child

Jerry Barrish

  • I Will Be

Alex Bruillet

  • Suburban Velocity

Kelsey Ellison

  • Monologue: Stacy’s First Sex Experience
  • You Ain’t You Till You’ve Had Your Heart Broken

Jeff Giordano

  • Charles Curtis Blackwell

Tim Johnson

  • what i’ve been up to

Dave O’Shea / Glory Hole

  • The Run & Stumpsy Interview

Wacky Astronaut Society

  • Orphan Azzabel

JUNE 2018

Alex Bruillet 

  • Deception of Memory

Lex Calip

  • Scintilla
  • Outoffocus

Julia Fairbrother

  • Daydreams in a Color Pink

Matt Strange

  • Greasy Habits

Arthur Johnson Weiss

  • October, 1984

OPEN SCREENING – May 2018 Recap

We had a great turnout and a great batch of films at May’s Open Screening.  Thanks to all who came and screened.

  1. Alex Brouillet
    The Enigma of Sydney Fowler
  2. Alex Selland
    Birds, Ships, Docks
    I Assume You Know Nothing
  3. Lars Skovgaard Laursen
    Mame
  4. Dave O’Shea
    Peanut Butter & Butter
    Billy & the Easter Bunny
  5. Esther Reyes
    Forces
  6. Irina Chernikova
    Nowhere Yet Close
    No Time to Loose
  7. Linda Green
    Brogan Bentley – Your Favorite Color

periwinkle april

Back by popular demand Hanky Code The Movie with special short film Cruising Elsewhere preceding. Bringing Queer Sexy back to San Francisco. Cruising Elsewhere Whatever happened to Wohler Beach? Oral histories and spectral pornography resurrect memories of a once legendary Russian River gay beach in this sexy short. Dir. Ryan White 13 Min. Hanky Code The MovieBefore 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 across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature comprised of 25 short films! Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different color/fetish of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental to erotic and animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes up to creative interpretation of the artist. 84 MinFilms Include: Black – Flagging Black by Ivy Dykes Grey- Grey Is For Bondage by Lorin MurphyLight Blue- White Stripes by Lex Non-Scripta Blue Silver by Marie Walz – Light Blue by Ricky Lee – Teal Blue by Kolmel W – Love and Alex Albers -Red by Caitlin Rose Sweet and André
Azevedo – Maroon- HEMA by Ashley Monique George – Rose by Ilona Berger – Magenta by Gentry McShane – Purple by Anatomically Incorrect
Doll and Char VortryssLavender- L is For Lavender by Margarita
FemmeinistaYellow- Pee Colored by Katie BushPale Yellow- Spit by
Malic Amalya and Nathan HillGold- 2 looking for 1 by Jamie Evelyn
ManziOrange- Anything Goes by Stéphane GérardApricot- Apricot 4
Apricot by Courtney TroubleLime- grrrl with the most cake by
Jacqueline Mary and Violette DentataWhite Fur by Neve Be and Nikki
SilverFur by M. O'HerlihyGrey Flannel by Austin BoeSilver Sequins-
Flagging 4 Fashion by Moon Ray RaKleenex by Kico Le
StrangeHoundstooth- Mouth Wide Open by Siobhan
AluvalotIndigenous Luvvv by Demian DinéYazhiCredit sequence by
Lisa GanserTheme Song by nomy lamm