March 20, 2000
through March 22, 2000
The Fugitive Art Center presents Millennium Meltdown: A Three-Day Festival of Films by San Francisco Filmmaker Craig Baldwin, March 20th through the 22nd. Baldwin will appear at the Fugitive Art Center on the evening of March 20th to introduce his new film Spectres of the Spectrum. Showings Monday night will be at 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. with Baldwin speaking at 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday evening will feature two more of Baldwin’s films, Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America and The Arrival by Unarius. Sonic Outlaws will show Wednesday night. Shows will start at 7pm with one showing only. A five-dollar donation will be taken at the door.
Monday night’s feature, Spectres of the Spectrum, was selected for this year’s Whitney Biennial, and opened the Rotterdam Film Festival earlier this year. Spectres is an “electrifying found-footage fairytale of the new century,” a “sci-fi extravaganza that traces the seizure of electronic technology by the ‘military entertainment complex’.”
Baldwin refers to himself as a ‘media cannibal.’ “The street has its uses for things,” he says, “ that’s what the Situationists say.” He can also be called a media archaeologist who uses the flotsam of discarded pop culture as his primary medium. His complex blend of found footage as an ideological as well as entertainment tool serves to use “the enemy’s weapons against himself.”