Artists' Television Access

This Month at ATA

Artists' Television Access
Weekly Newsletter

Coming Up This Month

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm, $10


ATA Presents POSADA, a Holiday Benefit for the Border Angels in their efforts to support the migrantes at Tijuana.
Come join us for live music, video installations and dancing- ATA style. Musical Performances TBA.
Border Angels is volunteer based, non profit organisation that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice with a special focus on issues related to issues related to the US-Mexican border. Thousands of asylum seekers arrive in Tijuana as part of the Central American Caravan. Most of the migrant shelters in Tijuana are full, overflowing with men, women and children who are in desperate need of accommodations, warm clothing, food, water and hygiene supplies. The Embajda Migrante in Playas de Tijuana has began to distribute donations and host as many migrants as possible. Help us continue to support this caravan.  

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:30 pm, $8-$12 sliding scale

Other Cinema: PEOPLE’S MUSIC

So in tune with the current class crisis, Jesse and Glenda Drew truck in from the Valley to deliver a robust updating of their big-hearted embrace of the real proletarian roots of the Country/Western genre. Their much-anticipated historical essay situates the origins of C/W music as being drawn from the same well as “hillbilly” or “folk”, written from the perspectives of the marginal poor…but appropriated by post-War corporate consolidation of broadcast radio audiences and McCarthy’s anti-communism. Some 5 years after their last luv-fest here, the Drews delight us again with new developments from their researches and interviews—focusing particularly on the dobroIrish Aires, and the Hawaiian pedal steel guitar. CO-BILLED is the Premiere Revival of a truly obscure 16mm treasure, Ridin’ the Rails, an irresistible tribute to the nation’s train system, guided by narration and songs by Mr. Johnny Cash himself! Via video clip, songbird Anne McGuire introduces this delicious 45-min. slice of authentic Americana happily surviving since its 1974 release, Cash here re-enacts the most important events in US railway history. Come early for the Reluctant Trucker on banjo, Country Cornerdancing, and copious moonshine! 

Friday, December 21, 2018, 8:00 pm, $7-$10

ATA Lives: A Benefit for Artists’ Television Access 

ATA invites our community to celebrate with the space with us. Live music and performance by:
I, Plank
Turqouiz Noiz
more TBA!
Refreshments provided courtesy of Rainbow Grocery.

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:30 pm, $8-10 sliding scale

Other Cinema: AVANT TO LIVE

For over 30 years now, the OC season has been consummated with an energized evening of radical expression and film form, with many of the artists in person (7!). Spot-lit on this round are Jeremy Rourke’s performance may two thousand and eighteenBryan Boyce’s Fake but TrueTim Johnson’s March of Tim, and David King’s Male Men, all world premieres with makers present. ALSO Greta Snider’s A Small PlaceJulie Murray’s Wind Wire WoundSabine Gruffat’s A Return to the Return to ReasonLana Caplan’s Play and RepeatHaley McCormick’s DancerMark Street’s ZOOM, Montgomery Cantsin’s SmytheAnthony Buchanan’s I, Chris, and the No. American debuts of Michael Fleming’s Never Never Land and Bori Mate’s Silent Spring Seahorse. A Robert Todd short is also included, in memory of this lovely gentleman who has passed from our world. Closing this colossal group show is Alex Cruse and Kevin Lo (Drought Spa), with a new performance A Fume, on fractured pressures in volatility’s mouth. Fruitcake and free pencils!! 

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
[email protected]

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.