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|Black History Month: Soda_Jerk's Astro Black + Sun Ra +|
|Date||Saturday February 23|
|Time||8:30 PM - 11:00 PM|
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OTHER CINEMA @ Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
|info [at] othercinema.com|
On Saturday, February 23, ATA Gallery’s OTHER CINEMA celebrates Black History Month with a focus on African-American musical contributions, notably those associated with Afro-Futurism.
The West Coast premiere of Soda_Jerk’s complete Astro Black suite is a half-hr. collage-narrative of wildly juxtaposed scenes, from music hall through electronica to UFOs.
PLUS Cauleen Smith’s masterful choreography of a Chicago marching band’s flash-mob street performance of a Sun Ra composition.
ALSO: three rare Sun Ra segments expressing his way-out sci-fi cosmology, righteous clips of Muhammad Ali and a 10-year-old Michael Jackson, and an irresistibly funky chunk from that classic 16mm time-capsule Black Music in America—Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Nina Simone, B.B. King, et. al.