Artists' Television Access

This Month at ATA

Artists' Television Access
Weekly Newsletter

Coming Up This Month

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30 pm, $7


Celebrating our MayDay legacy, here’s the NorCal premiere of this genre romp by the film firebrand renown for his righteous retrieval of political histories, especially Western. An inspired hybrid of landscape essay, private-dick thriller, and agit-prop, Travis’ 70-min. neo-noir parlays a map of LA detective sites into a mode of historiography, twisting real class struggles into a Sam Spade lost-lover case. Kicking off this evening of outrage and protest: After 99 days of this bad dream of a Insane Klown Presidency, a raucous screen-riot/roast of The Donald, climaxing in our gleeful smashing of his pea-brained pinata head in front of a 13-min. rave-up of Trump Fails. PLUS Georg Koszulinski’s Tribulation 2017, Andre Perkowski’s The President Effect, Meerkat Media Collective‘s Yemeni Cafe Protest, and a raft of artist-made smart-bombs (Colburn, Boyce, Nerburn, Sachs, Pussy Riot, et al).

Window Installations

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:53 pm

ATA Window Gallery presents: Plaza 16 Coalition

    After years of market rate developments creeping into almost every block of our neighborhood, the Plaza 16 Coalition has come together to oppose the largest market rate development in the history of the Mission District. The 350-unit project proposed for the site at 1979 Mission (southeast corner of 16th and Mission) will further accelerate the already rapid gentrification of our neighborhood and city. We refuse to see more of our neighbors displaced and we refuse to lose any more of our neighborhood culture.

        Plaza 16 Coalition advocates that 1979 Mission be used for much needed affordable housing and community serving businesses in our neighborhood. This neighborhood is our home and we plan to support development  that is for the people of this neighborhood and not for mere  profit.            

    The project proposed by Maximus Real Estate Partners consisting of  three towers and 350 units of luxury housing.  It does not include housing for low-income working-class people.  T he project would drive up rents on apartments and small businesses in the neighborhood,   providing landlords with a strong incentive to push out long-term tenants and small businesses,  More than 8,000 Latino families have already been driven from the Mission, as well as many artists, LGBT people and low-income people, thus threatening the diversity of the neighborhood.  For over three years, more than 100 community organizations and local merchants have opposed this project and the displacement of low and middle-income families.    In 2013 these organizations and merchants coalesced into the Plaza 16 Coalition  to advocate for affordable housing in the Mission and to oppose the largest market-rate development ever proposed for the neighborhood, the development known as the Monster in the Mission.  See our website:


About Artists' Television Access

Artists' Television Access is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) artist-run screening venue and gallery located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District. ATA is supported in part by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The Christensen Fund, individuals members, donors and volunteers.

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA: Join ATA as a member and receive exciting gifts, including the 2008 DVD compilation, T-shirts, and free admission to screenings and more! Artists on the 2008 DVD compilation include: Yin-Ju Chen, Mike Rollo, Marthaxiv, Sam Manera, Wago Kreider, Federico Campanale, Paul Clipson and Carl Diehl.

How to Reach Us:
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street (at 21st)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890

Gallery is open before and after screenings for viewing.
Screenings start at 8pm unless otherwise noted.

Directions: Take Bart to 24th Street Mission. Walk 1 block east to Valencia and 3 blocks north. ATA is located between 21st and 20th Streets.