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Charismatic Megafauna - May 19, 2012

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Charismatic Megafauna - May 19, 2012

Charismatic Megafauna
Saturday, May 19, 2012
8:30 pm
Artists Television Access

© Vanessa Renwick, "Charismatic Megafauna"The Exploratorium's Cinema Arts Department and Artist Television Access Other Cinema are pleased to co-present a film by Portland, Oregon-based radical documentary filmmaker Vanessa Renwick. This screening of Renwick's Charismatic Megafauna, Saturday, May 19 at 8:30 pm, takes place at Artist Television Access (ATA), 922 Valencia Street in San Francisco.  Admission is $7.00.

Charismatic Megafauna interweaves Super8 and 16mm film footage from Renwick's own teenage life in inner city Chicago, living and hitchhiking with a wolf dog. The film also includes stunning video documentation shot by biologists reintroducing wolves into the western United States in the late 1990’s. Her film allows us to contemplate humans’ place in the concrete landscape: Waiting for buses, bustling to work while the wolf dog scavenges in the gutter, and performing the act known as “wildlife management” on wolves.  This screening includes live musical accompaniment by Seattle composer/cellist Lori Goldston, who performs an original score accompanied by three other musicians, an ensemble of formidable iconoclasts. The group includes Goldston on cello, vocalist Jessika Kenney, electric guitarist Dylan Carlson and percussion/horn player Greg Campbell.

Vanessa Renwick - www.odoka.org
Lori Goldston - www.lorigoldston.com
Artist Television Access (ATA) - 922 Valencia St. (@ 21 st street), in San Francisco - www.atasite.org

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