Spectres of the Spectrum
directed by Craig Baldwin
Working out of his gadget-cluttered basement studio in San Francisco's Mission district, Craig Baldwin has handcrafted a unique body of subcultural cinema in the past decade. He's the unabashed Unabomber of underground film, assembling volatile collages of found footage into paranoid stream-of-consciousness narratives that touch on conspiracy theory themes and lunatic radicalism. Baldwin has covered sampling and copyright controversies in Negativland in Sonic Outlaws (1995), the colonization of the American southwest in O No Coronado! (1992), and the CIA, flying saucers and mind control in Tribulation 99: Alien Anomolies Under America (1991).