Thursday, November 15, 1990

Journeys to Misrepresentation

Featuring Craig Baldwin's Tribulation99

San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco filmmaker (RocketKitKongoKit, Wild Gunman) and Other Cinema mogul Craig Baldwin will present his new Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America (1990, 48 min.), “a pseudo pseudo-documentary obsessively organized into 99 paranoid rants, parlaying every imaginable scrap of found-footage, re-filmed TV, and industrial sound into a ‘reconstructed’ eschatological history of post-War intervention in Latin America by alien invaders.” (C.B.) Baldwin will also show selections from several of the films he dissected and reconstituted in Tribulation 99, including Journey to Bananaland, a campy 1950 technicolor industrial by United Fruit; Attack on the Americas, a vitriolic foaming-at-the-mouth blast against Nicaragua from the age of High-Reaganism; The Mysterians, a ’60s Japanese sci-fi spectacular by Honda; and many others.