Press Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Craig Baldwin
Phone: 415.648.0654

Other Cinema Digital (OCD), a new West Coast media-arts initiative, will formally inaugurate its alternative-cinema distribution project with a free public demo and reception at 9pm on Wed. Oct. 15. The release celebration is being held at the Amnesia Bar, 853 Valencia St., San Francisco.

Built on 20 years of weekly microcinema programming experience (the Other Cinema series at the A.T.A. Gallery in the Mission district), this artist-run enterprise plans to release DVD features and compilations for wide-scale dissemination to private collectors and cineastes Four of these special DVD editions are scheduled for publication over the fourth quarter of 2003.

At the 10/15 inauguration, choice clips from all 4 OCD editions will be projected, including excerpts from 'Experiments in Terror', a collection of experimental horror films, 'The Subject is Sex', a playful romp through cinema's erotic underbelly, and Bill Morrison's "Decasia", an excise re-working of deteriorating nitrate emulsion. We will also offer excerpts from OCD’s very first offering, the award-winning "Spectres of the Spectrum" (SOS). Director Craig Baldwin will be on hand to introduce his film. Mr. Baldwin will also demonstrate the disc's 'Special Features', plus unveil several anomalous "media-archeological artifacts" that figured prominently in "Spectres"' concept-development phase.

The DVD demonstrations will alternate with sonic oddities from special-guest deejays, live performances, short tributes, and a special Gnostic Mass in which SOS lead and cultural critic Erik Davis will invoke the spirit of Amy Hacker.

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About Spectres of The Spectrum (

SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM is an energized science-fantasy allegory on autonomous resistance against the globalization of the communications industry, and a critique of America's military-industrial horror show. Besides a new digital soundtrack, the DVD will include behind-the-scenes footage, a clip from the 'Science in Action' TV Show that inspired the film,and a Director's Commentary from Mr. Baldwin himself -- "an adrenaline-driven dervish of information, history, and advocacy who can't help but stir things up." - Holly Willis, 'LA Weekly'.

About OCD (

The Other Cinema Digital project provides an alternative platform for the distribution of extraordinary film works. We celebrate peculiar visions and offbeat sensibilities, drawn from the contemporary underground as well as the archives. Be it auteur, exploitation, or industrial, OCD delivers a decidedly different audio-visual experience -- opening up spaces both marvelous and dangerous.


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