June 22, 2022, 7pm
In conjunction with the exhibition Attention Line, the maverick filmmaker Craig Baldwin is joined for a virtual conversation by his close friend, the filmmaker, artist, and core contributor of New Red Order, Adam Khalil. A prime catalyst in the Bay Area experimental film scene, and a significant figure in the global community of moving image artists, Craig Baldwin is a filmmaker and programmer without parallel. As the founder of Other Cinema, a long-standing bastion of experimental film, video, and performance in San Francisco's Mission District, Baldwin has contributed immeasurably to the art of cinema in its most extreme and subversive forms.
Craig Baldwin’s bold and paranoiac short and feature films combine newly shot footage with a vast trove of archival materials excised from discarded educational and industrial films. Baldwin’s cinematic agenda is to uncover truths that are lies and to spin tall tales out of rumors. Whether he’s crafting essayistic film exposés about the CIA in the Congo, dramatizing the plight of L. Ron Hubbard on the moon, or explaining how the band Negativland got sued by disc jockey Casey Kasem, Baldwin presents his viewers with imagery that seems to explain everything while at the same time confusing everything else.
The event coincides with a retrospective of Baldwin's films, presented in the downstairs cinema at Artists Space from June 15 – 25th. Attention Line also features Baldwin's Stolen Movie (1976) and a retrospective survey of Other Cinema flyers and ephemera.