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Calendar, Night&Day More than slapstick

More than slapstick

We know you're on guard against hammy, dated slapstick. But this isn't that. Well, it is a little. But it's not only that. Or, it's that, but better than you think. We're pretty sure even a glimpse of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist 100 Profiles: Craig Baldwin Rages Against the Multiplex Machine

100 Profiles: Craig Baldwin Rages Against the Multiplex Machine

100 ProfilesSF Weekly interviews 100 people in San Francisco arts and culture.No. 99: Craig BaldwinForget about Sumatran coffee blends, lab-concocted energy drinks or full-bore action flicks. If you need a pick-me-up that'll spark your cerebral cortex for hours, simply engage…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Many Do You Need?

How Many Do You Need?

Someone made a list of the most interesting people in San Francisco. Don’t feel bad if you weren’t on it; we weren’t either. Neither was Ali Wong or Cecil Williams or Kevin Keating, so not getting on the list doesn’t…
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Calendar, Night&Day Easy Access

Easy Access

A commitment to “using video, performance, art, and education to progressing culture and community” inspired the founders of Artists’ Television Access back in the weird year of 1984. We salute the tiny theater and art gallery on wild success in…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Not to Get Famous

How Not to Get Famous

You're not going to make any money. You're not going to walk any red carpets; no limos, no paparrazi. But if you're an experimental filmmaker, that crap isn't what you're after anyway. You're after beauty and truth in the flickering…
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Calendar, Night&Day Found Masterpiece

Found Masterpiece

Thanks to pioneering Bay Area film artists Bruce Conner and Craig Baldwin, as well as the less sophisticated wits behind the subtitled variations on Hitler’s Downfall rant found on YouTube, the concept and possibilities of found footage are familiar to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mission Control

Mission Control

Craig Baldwin is the mad scientist of Bay Area independent cinema. Best known in some circles as the founder and indefatigable programmer of Other Cinema, he emerges every few years from his Mission District basement with a painstakingly (some would…
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Calendar, Night&Day Primitive Medicine

Primitive Medicine

The elections are over, thank Jah, but that won’t stop the conniving cabal of religious fundamentalists and right-wing culture warriors obsessed with turning back the clock on social and sexual progress. (How’s that abstinence ‘til marriage program working out?) Their…
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Calendar, Night&Day

TV On the Video

Most every Saturday, Artists' Television Access screens experimental, handmade, low-budget film and video. Throughout the year, projectionist/curator/archivist Craig Baldwin must see about as many DIY flicks as most folks log hours of CSI. As a result, Baldwin and a coterie…
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Calendar, Night&Day Band Apart

Band Apart

"Projectionists," Craig Baldwin tells me, "get bored." We're sitting in the mod mad scientist's basement, among film canisters stacked to the ceiling and teetering piles of books, talking about the "all-projector orchestra" Wet Gate. Baldwin, curator of the Other Cinema's…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, October 15, 2003 In our ongoing battle to equate independent filmmaking with indie rock (director = songwriter; actor = singer; boom mike holder = bass player), we chanced on a strong ally, seemingly as bent as we are on…
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Film, Reel World

On_Line

Of the 23,000 new posts on www.craigslist.com on Aug. 4 -- a date the site's founder, Craig Newmark, picked out of a hat -- 1,992 responded to Michael Ferris Gibson's one-day invitation to participate in a documentary. The S.F. filmmaker…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it"s always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We"re interested in your film or video event.…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Underground Mission

Underground Mission

THURS 6/19 Sergei Eisenstein and Noam Chomsky had a love child, and they named him Craig Baldwin. A subversive intellectual with a lethal wit, the Mission District filmmaker is now 25 years into one of the most astonishing underground careers…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Grungy Art Factory

In the punkish 1970s, this small storefront art gallery was known not for its art, but as a shooting gallery (as in heroin, speed, sex) serving Valencia Street degenerates. When anarcho-artists took over the space nearly two decades ago, they…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Umbrella Man Working in every conceivable format, experimental filmmaker Scott Stark has produced an average of three pieces a year since 1980. That's remarkable consistency, especially given Stark's obsession with innovation. "Each of my films has its own language," the…
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Calendar, Night&Day DV Dynamite

DV Dynamite

If there truly is a just God, the great gift of digital video will turn out to be his subversive potential. With only the mildest of financial barriers, the radical, the unique, the weird, the perverse, the marginal, and the…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Film Programmer

The depth and breadth of moviemaking in this country is beyond mind-boggling, but you'd never know it from the mainstream media's insatiable obsession with Hollywood. All the more reason to cherish Craig Baldwin, who has manned the rudder at the…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

The KidWriter-director-actor-producer-editor Eli Rudnick hops on and off a bench,surveying the empty seats in the cozy new cinema on Sherman Street. Our conversation ranges from the false security of conformity to wipes and mattes to Taxi Driver. "I like being…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Black to the Promised Land Central Marin may be the Bay Area's most privileged enclave, but the Mill Valley Film Festival can't be accused of pandering to the prosperous. This year's fest, slated for Oct. 7 through 17, features the…
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