Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crazy Rays: Science Fiction & the Avant-Garde

Craig Baldwin / Ximena Cuevas

Roxie Theater

In Cinepolis, the Film Capitol, Mexican artist, Ximena Cuevas, spins a video from the other side: a meta-metaphor of American economic imperialism, told through CGI multiplex trailers and masochistic Hollywood fantasies. Culled from Bay Area legend Craig Baldwin’s infamous personal archive of obscure cinephemera-gladiator flicks, newsreels, travelogues, James Bond films, B-grade horror and Mexican thrillers-Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America implodes an SF universe into the hot core of the New World Order psyche. (Ed Halter)

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