Artists' Television Access


CCSF Cinema Fall Student Screening

Students in the Experimental Film and Advanced Cinematography classes show their work. Filmmakers: 

Louie Alban, Adam Amaya, Irene Anaya, Christopher Farstad, Catherine Finsness, Nicolas Fowler, Parker Gilkeson, Ronald Guerrero, Genaro Hernandez, J Kenneth Ken Higgins III, Wesley House, Carl Lischeske III, Kevin Manion, Kyle Manley, Rudie Mock, Lizzy Myers, Ana Ontiveros, Alejo Perez-Stable Husni, Raul Perez, Veston Smith, Isabella Sonnenberg, Chad Varnado, Brandon Vasquez, Miguel Villicana, David Waldorf, Jessica Yeh.

5:30 doors, 6p Screening, $5 free for students

Counterflicks: A Night of Folk Cinema!

A Night of Folk Cinema!

HOWDY FOLKS! Gather ‘round for an evening of FOLK CINEMA! From deconstructions of ubiquitous midwestern idols to reminiscences on vanishing urban landscapes to hilarious retellings of train-hopping trips trips gone horribly wrong, the films presented tonight are observational portraits of the people, tall-tales, and (mis)adventures that exist on the periphery of American fantasy. NIK NERBERN’S “IN THE SHADOW OF PAUL BUNYAN” exposes the bigger-than-life Depression-era symbol of industrial pride for the history-erasing blockade that it is, while GRETA SNIDER’S “PORTLAND” recounts a ‘90s punk-era odyssey of a failed (but comical) escapade from SF to Portland by freight, Also along with us for the ride is …  

Waypoints In Sound And Light 

`Performances by:

John Davis (image + sound)
Faults (sound) + Tamara Chu (image)
Nao Nakazawa (image + sound)

Tamara Chu is a digital artist and dancer from Daly City, CA 

John Davis is a Northern California artist exploring the relationship between moving image and sound. Through live performance and studio-based projects, his work encourages sensory response through unexpected uses of traditional media.

Faults is the trio of Jorge Bachmann, Jaroba and Kevin Corcoran who improvise music for electronics, reeds and percussion. Based in San Francisco, they have performed and recorded their expansive sound of tonal and textural interplay in a columbarium, an abandoned munitions warehouse, a furniture store, a restaurant, a beach, and other makeshift venues while occasionally expanding to include other improvising musicians.

Originally hailing from Nagano, Japan, Nao Nakazawa moved to California in 1996 to study film. First earning a BA in film & digital media from UC Santa Cruz, and later a MFA in cinema from SF State University, Nao has spent more than 25 years working on film and television productions throughout San Francisco Bay Area and Japan as a director, producer, sound recordist, camera operator, and translator. Nao has been devoted to making his own films of many genres, such as documentaries, fictions and animations. For the past decade, he has been creating experimental works that feature live performances. Trained classically in music, Nao plays violin and mandolin and utilizes effectors and loopers to create a wide member of The Factors since their debut in 2013, actively recording and performing with them. Recently, Nao has been collaborating with play productions in Japan providing live music accompaniments.

Door 7pm, show 8pm

ATA co-presents 2021 3rd i film festival

3rd i is excited to celebrate its19thyear of presenting the Annual San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival, November 12-16 ONLINE. 3rd i Trailer on youtube: line up:
From light-hearted comedies to inspirational films and empowering political documentaries,    3rd i’s 2021 online festival edition brings hope with films from both the shadows and the light. 
COAST TO COAST / Various filmmakersOn Demand Nov 12-16

3rd i’s signature shorts program brings California filmmakers into conversation with filmmakers from South Asia and the Diaspora. With genres ranging from comedy to contemporary music, and short-form documentaries to dramatic narratives, this year’s edition tackles stories of relationships, identity, environment, LGBTQ and social justice with compassion. FREE!For information and tickets:

WHITE RIOT / Rubika ShahOn Demand Nov 12-16

Rubika Shah’s incendiary, inspiring and award winning documentary commemorates a vital national music protest movement from the 1970s, Rock Against Racism (RAR), which is as relevant today in our Trumpian era as it was back then.

The doc takes us to a time when right-wing populist demigods like Enoch Powell preached hate in the British parliament and skinheads attacked West Indian and South Asian communities. As neo-Nazis recruited the nation’s youth, RAR’s multicultural punk and reggae gigs provided rallying points for resistance. As co-founder Red Saunders explains: “We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika.”

The campaign grew from fanzine roots to 1978’s huge antifascist carnival in Victoria Park, featuring X-Ray Spex, Tom Robinson, Steel Pulse and of course The Clash, whose rock star charisma and gale-force conviction took RAR’s message to the masses. Blending fresh interviews with archival footage, Shah’s documentary delves into exploring the power of grassroots activism, while doubling as a contemporary call to arms against racism. 
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November OpenScreening

ATA’s virtual Open SCREAMING is beaming from our computers to yours this Thursday November 4th at 7pm PST with nine fresh films! Open Screening is the only open submissions screening in the Bay Area that showcases a diverse pool of up and coming, as well as established filmmakers. So sit back, relax, tune in, drop out, and pop in for some locally made art and entertainment.

Screening link in our bio.

Works appearing this month:

VENUS & SUPERNATURAL – Vivian Giourousis @viviangiourousis

Childhood Stories – Ruxandra Mitache @ruxandra_mitache

Push and Pull – Julie Y Moon @julieyunheemoon

You’re Just No Fun Anymore – Jeff Johnston @jeffbjohnston

Out of this world – Loretta Stern @video_confession

Dreamer – Michael LaRocco

A Witch Told Me – Jenell Del Cid @duhhcid

The Art of Forgetting – Matt Ober @matt_name