The 3rd floor gallery of the California Museum of Photography is closed for the installation of Color Shift from August 12th through August 30th, reopening on August 31st.

Spectres of the Spectrum

Directed by: Craig Baldwin

1999 | USA | 95 minutes | Unrated


Friday, April 12, 2013, 7pm - 9pm


Saturday, April 13, 2013, 7pm - 9pm

Director Craig Baldwin's plunders his treasure trove of early television shows, industrial and educational films, Hollywood movies, advertisements and cartoons, combining these with live-action footage, no-budget special effects, and relentless narration to generate a wholly original paranoid science-fiction epic.

"No American filmmaker has taken more advantage of the sheer breadth of media including vintage 16- and Super-8mm than Craig Baldwin, whose movies stitch together huge ranges of material--B-movies, commercials, kinescopes, quiz shows, A-movies, industrial films--to create indictments of contemporary culture. All of Baldwin?s movies are about information technologies. This 1999 epic is simultaneously a partially coherent science-fiction parable and a re-telling of the development of mass media." - Tom McCormack, Fandor.

This film is being screened in conjunction with the UCR's Eaton Science Fiction Conference, an academic gathering devoted to the study of science fiction as a literary genre and social phenomenon.

Shown in conjunction with the UCR Eaton Science Fiction Conference.