Little known fact. There are actually more film festivals per year in San Francisco than there are days. And here’s another one. The ATA Film and Video Festival happens this week.
It starts Wednesday with a free workshop on experimental film exhibition and distribution. Thursday and Friday feature two programs of short works: “Specters & Machines” and “Stories we tell ourselves.” There will also be musical performances and art installations.
“Expect the ambiguous, the inexplicable, the beautiful, the consuming, the metaphysical, the discreet, as well as mental/sexual situations, postmodern feelings, the intersections between landscapes, gravity, politics, phantasmagoria, angels, and an ode to eternal sunshine.”
Need I say more? I plan to be camped out around the “mental/sexual situations” booth if you want to say hi or are looking for a comatose guy’s shoes to steal.
I make a lot of really impressive films but they’re so experimental I never screen or distribute them. Instead I dip them in scented oils and hang them on mobiles above my bed. This way my own creative energy can drip into my body while I sleep. Help keep my dreams alive with paypal donations. Thanks!
Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia Street