From: Steve Polta (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Dec 11 2009 - 05:31:02 PST

Dear Friends,

This is an announcement posted as a favor for Craig Baldwin...

Just in time for Christmas, his 2008 work MOCK UP ON MU has been released on DVD by his own Other Cinema DVD label.

(other good videos on there as well:

from the website:

A radical hybrid of spy, sci-fi, Western, and even horror genres, Craig Baldwin's Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a feature-length "collage-narrative" based on (mostly) true stories of California's post-War sub-cultures of rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat lifestyles. Pulp-serial snippets, industrial-film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with newly shot live-action material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L.Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and "mother of the New Age movement"). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate take-over of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time.

from Craig:

Dear Frameworkers, for what it's worth, this is just to inform you of a timely Other Cinema DVD release, Craig Baldwin's "Mock Up On Mu", a "mostly true found-footage farce
on California cults". In fact it touches on the cult of avant-garde cinema in post-War Los Angeles, with Marjorie Cameron and Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard, et. al.
The 110-min. 'collage narrative' comes with a Director's Commentary and a few bonus clips (2 by Damon Packard), and is available through the site. "


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