[Rumori] Screening @ ATA of "wizard people, dear readers"

Steev Hise steev at detritus.net
Sat Aug 7 13:42:51 PDT 2004

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sat,  7 Aug 2004 12:13:26 -0700 (PDT)
From: atasite.org <ata at atasite.org>
To: info at detritus.net, Subscriber <info at detritus.net>
Subject: Screening/Events @ ATA  for the week of August 7-14

Weekly Calendar

Saturday, August 7, 2004. 8pm $5 donation
to benefit ATA and Stay Free! magazine

"Wizard People, Dear Readers"

Artists' Television Access presents a night of talking, making noise and generally causing a disruption during the movies. Tonight we're indulging in a genre of bizarre storytelling and mischief which loosely fits in the category of illegal art, a category which Carrie McLaren, founder and editor of Stay Free! magazine, put in the spotlight last year in the exhibition "Illegal Art" at the SF MoMA .

Tonight's show features Wizard People, Dear Readers, Brad Neely's unauthorized re-envisioning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.  The movie is played with the sound off while Neely's narration on CD is turned up, replacing the original soundtrack.

Appropriately, it all got started in a bar. "Some friends and I were out drinking," as Neely tells it, "and we saw this intense guy over in the corner shooting pool, hat masking his face, wearing dark glasses and a Walkman. All by himself. And he looked so focused that we were like, 'What's he listening to?' And we start pitching ideas to each other, trying to be funny, and somebody said it was probably a book on tape of Harry Potter. So then all at once, I'm doing this voice of Steven Jesse Bernstein, the poet, saying, 'then Harry gets on his broom and rips the air a new one.' Just rattling off a bunch of raunchy stuff, and everybody there started telling me that I really should actually make the book on tape, and so I ended up making this." - from an article in the Austin Chronicle.

We'll also be showing parts of the Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon , a little of Woody Allen's What's Up, Tiger Lily? (1966), and clips from Mystery Science Theater 3000 .

Wizard People, Dear Readers has no affiliation with Warner Brothers or the creators of Harry Potter.



Sunday, August 8th, 2004. 6-9pm

Opening  Reception:
Divination in Everyday Life: landscapes and dreamscapes by Candace Miller

painting by Candace Miller

Ten years of dream documentation are the script for these mixed-media narrative paintings, which inexplicably accompany eerie photographs of far west Texas.


Thursday, August 12, 2004. 7:30PM $5

"The Murder of Fred Hampton"
ANSWER Film Series
With an introduction by Dr. Henry Clark of West County Toxics Coalition

The Black Panther Party galvanized millions of African Americans against police repression and brutality, upholding the right of armed self-defense. The government launched a campaign of murder, jailing and disinformation to destroy the BPP. This film documents the Chicago police murder of one of the most charismatic and effective Panther leaders, Illinois Party chapter chairman Fred Hampton. A fiery orator, Hampton was only 20 years old at the time, but his electrifying words and actions were inspiring young Black people to demand respect and to insist that their power and voice be felt in local politics, in any politics. But Fred Hampton's dream included all people when he proclaimed in the voice of the prophet, "... if we don't stop fascism it'll stop us all." 1971, b&w, 88min


Saturday, August 14, 2004. 8PM $5

Rough Cut -Film Festival, 2004
The film festival of trailers, new, and unfinished films.

The first film festival where the audience gets to help the film makers finish up their work. This is a new idea in film festivals and market research The audience finally gets to have a chance for all those "Well, if I was making this film..." to be heard . The film makers get to hear the general publics opinion of their work, while there is still time to make changes. Big budget Hollywood films can do market research, but besides opinions of friends and family, low to zero budget independent film makers rarely get this feedback.


(new, classic, unfinished, trailers - so far)

"Swing Serenade"

"The Nemesis With In"

"Washington Interns"

"Get up, Bitch"

"Food Not Bombs Footage"


"Our Lady of Sorrow"

More info at:



How to Reach Us:

Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-3890
ata at atasite.org

Gallery hours: please call
Screenings start at 8pm unless otherwise noted.

Directions: Take Bart to 24th Street Mission.
Walk 1 block east to Valencia and 3 blocks
north.  ATA is located between 21st and 20th


Donate to ATA!

In 2004 ATA will continue its award-winning
video & film screening program, continue to
exhibit work of emerging artists in our gallery
and ATA will build the Super-8 Club, a
one-of-a-kind facility/workshop for Super-8

But we need your help to make this all possible!
You are the essential ingredient to ATA's



This message was sent to you because you are
subscribed to ATA's newsletter system.  To
unsubscribe, please go to

More information about the Rumori mailing list