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Other Cinema: Welcome To Mars

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Other Cinema, San Francisco’s long-running underground film screening series returns for its 2008 fall season. There’s only two more Saturday nights left in September — including tonight, so sorry about the late notice — but here are the program lineups for ’em both.

Other Cinema takes place at the Artists Television Access center at 992 Valencia (@ 21st) in the Mission.

Sept. 20
8:30 p.m.
WELCOME TO MARS + SHAW PRELINGER + JOHN DAVIS
First up are two separate talks by authors Ken Hollings (Welcome to Mars) and Megan Shaw Prelinger (Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race) on the intersection of pop culture and science’s promises for the future. Then, John Davis will screen obscure Soviet newsreels from the height of the Cold War as seen behind the Iron Curtain. An original score by Davis will play along with the images.

Sept. 27
8:30 p.m.
GREEN/LOZANO + DEUTSCH + MCINNIS + RIVERS +
First, Sam Green and Carrie Lozano will screen The Biggest Shopping Mall in the World, a visit to a vast, empty Chinese structure of consumerism gone wrong. Plus, these works:
Disaster Drills, dir. Katherin McInnis. A look at the Bay Area Floodwater Model
Salise Hughes on reworking Hurricane Katrina’s residue in New Orleans
Enid Blader on the early Imperial Valley flood
Road movies by Roger Deutsch
Footnotes to a House of Love, dir. Laida Lertxundi
Transcendent Power and the Mirrored Rhombus Prism, dir. Andrew Wilson
Ah, Liberty!, dir. Ben Rivers

As always, you can always find more info at the Other Cinema website.