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OTHER CINEMA: david sherman's "wasteland utopias"
Date Sunday December 06
Time 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
A.T.A. Gallery / 992 Valencia St. @ 21st
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorCraig
Emailothercine [at] hotmail.com
SUNDAY SPECIAL! After 5 years, OC welcomes back David Sherman, a veteran experimentalist and former curator of Total Mobile Home Microcinema, in collaboration with partner Rebecca Barten. He returns with a grand project indeed: Wasteland Utopias deals with the social and environmental consequences of the urbanization of Arizona’s Sonora Desert. His double-projection piece, built from doc interviews, found footage, and narrative tableaux, explores the magic-conceptualist intersection of two radically different utopian thinkers: mega-developer Del Webb and outsider psychiatrist/scientist Wilhelm Reich. Both operated in Southern Arizona in the late ‘50s—Webb building Sun City, his colossal panoptic planned-retirement community, while Reich conducted weather-modification experiments with Orgone Energy. ALSO: Dr. Eva Reich on her father’s UFO obsession, plus vintage Sun City propaganda!
Added to the calendar on Monday Nov 30th, 2009 5:49 PM
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