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
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 info@othercinemaDVD.com
Home-use and institutional copies of the DVD can be ordered online at
For wholesale purchase, please contact Facets Distribution at 773-281-9075
About Other Cinema DVD (http://www.othercinemaDVD.com)
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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