Mock Up on Mu

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | April 10, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 6pm | Craig Baldwin in person!

Craig Baldwin, Mock Up on Mu (2008). Image courtesy of the artist.
Craig Baldwin, Mock Up on Mu (2008). Image courtesy of the artist.

Legendary for his rapid-fire found-footage collage films, underground filmmaker Craig Baldwin returns to the Midwest with a special sneak preview of his latest feature, Mock Up on Mu. A radically hybridized pulp-serial-spy-science-fiction-western-horror mash-up, Mu recounts the intertwined histories of Jack Parsons (inventor of solid-rocket fuel, founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aleister Crowley acolyte), Marjorie Cameron (artist, beatnik, occultist) and L. Ron Hubbard (pulp-fiction writer, founder of Scientology). Baldwin promiscuously intercuts his own live-action desert footage with archival stock and other found material to weave a dense tale of mind-control, subterranean intrigue, scientific speculation, and the militarization of space. 2008, Craig Baldwin, USA, 115 min, 16mm on Beta SP.

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