Thursday, May 19, 2011

SF Cinematheque at 50, Benefit with MONEY MARK

Co-Presented with AQUARIUS RECORDS

111 Minna Gallery

Purchase tickets here!


Includes a MASH UP AVANT-POP performance with PSYCHEDELIC PROJECTIONS; a SILENT AUCTION of rad experimental film ART, raffle items & drinks & treats!

Join us for a special benefit and fiftieth anniversary celebration featuring an eclectic mash-up of cinematic art, psychedelic projections, vintage grooves and avant-pop performances. The evening will feature Beastie Boys co-writer & ‘fourth’ member MONEY MARK and neo-folk-garage band Primary Structures (Lady Genius) performing to a mash up of 16mm and video eye candy. Expect to be dazzled by hand-made collage animations by Lawrence Jordan, psychedelic chromo-explorations by Kerry Laitala and Doug Katelus and the super 8 optical odyssey of Paul Clipson. DJ Felina will provide equatorial beats before and after the performances.

The evening will kick off with a VIP reception and silent art auction featuring works by George Kuchar, Lawrence “Larry” Jordan, Kerry Laitala, Jeanne Liotta, Bill Daniel, Tomonari Nishikawa, Aimee Friberg and more.

Producer, keyboardist and sound experimenter Money Mark makes funky, retro-flavored riffs. His infectious melodies, often recorded on vintage equipment, have played key roles in collaborations with artists as such as Jack Johnson, Beck, Yoko Ono, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Beastie Boys. Mark continues to produce, remix, compose for film, collaborate and co-write with many diverse artists. Money Mark will be joined by percussionist Alfredo Ortiz, who has played with the Beastie Boys, Offspring, Ozomatli, Blackalicious, Tito & Tarantula and Morningwood. Primary Structures is SF locals Jason Byers, Brian Caraway, Matt Stromberg and Kyle Williams. Primary Structures is swamp rock legend John Fogerty’s neo-folk / pop reincarnate. Named the city’s “Best Mood Setter” by 7×7 Magazine, DJ Felina‘s lush sound centers around music from and inspired by the equatorial diaspora.

The benefit will take place on Thursday, May 19th, at 8 pm at 111 Minna Gallery. The gallery is located at 111 Minna Street (at Second Street) in downtown San Francisco. Tickets are sliding scale between $25 and $45. A $25 entry-donation includes one drink ticket and a $45 entry-donation includes two drink tickets, entry into the raffle and VIP early entry, at 7 pm, for the silent art auction. We would like to thank Lagunitas Brewing, RealFoods and Bi-Rite for their contributions to the benefit. For advance tickets and more information, telephone (415) 552-1990 or visit www.sfcinema.org. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 9th.

Organized by Kerry Laitala & Aimee Friberg with support from Steve Polta, Jeff Lambert, Carol Varney & Jonathan Marlow.