Press Release
For Immediate Release
Press contact: Craig Baldwin

Other Cinema DVD Releases Craig Baldwin's Sonic Outlaws

(San Francisco, CA) OCD proudly announces the upcoming DVD release of SONIC OUTLAWS from acclaimed director Craig Baldwin (Tribulation 99, Spectres Of The Spectrum). This award-winning documentary features music and appearances by EBN, John Oswald, Tape-beatles, and Negativland who will release their own DVD on OCD later this year.

Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music.

Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape.

"Gleefully Anarchic!" – Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Baldwin conceptualizes history as a lurid exploitation flick" – J. Hoberman, Village Voice

"Our sense of the shape of creativity and of originality must always be in question if we are to flourish. Sonic Outlaws does precisely that." – Chris Chang, Film Comment

Craig Baldwin
Sonic Outlaws:
89 minutes
Price: $24.95

Special Features

Phil Patiris' "The World of Survival"
Eric Salter's "Boosterism"
Jesse Lerner's essay "At Play in the Media Scrapheap"
Upcoming Releases from Other Cinema DVD

For more information or to arrange interviews with director Craig Baldwin, please e-mail

Home-use and institutional copies of the DVD can be ordered online at

For wholesale purchase, please contact Facets Distribution at 773-281-9075 or

About Other Cinema DVD (

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.

About Craig Baldwin

Underground filmmaker Craig Baldwin is well known both as a filmmaker and a curator. His films have screened all over the world, including The Roxie (San Francisco), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Rotterdam, and London Filmmakers Co-op. He received his Master of Arts from San Francisco State University.

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