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Satellites 2002:
Screens from Outer Spaces
23 May - 12 June 2002

In the Spring of 2002, a coalition of sixteen motion-imaging organizations presented an orbiting film & video festival that celebrated each organization’s unique devotion to the undependent, alternative and experimental film & video arts. Known as Satellites 2002: Screens from Outer Spaces, the festival rotated, as its name suggests, through eleven "satellite" microcinemas across Seattle.

In its fifth year, Satellites 2002 encompassed sixteen events produced by WigglyWorld Studios, Vital 5 Gallery, TheWarrenReport, The Seattle Independent Media Center, The Jewel Box Theater, Shenanigan Films, Seattle Underground Film Festival, Puget Sound Cinema Society, Northwest Film Forum, Microcinema,, Humanlab, Galaxaco, Emerald Reels, Aftermath, and 911 Media Arts Center

Though these different organizations hold separate events year round, the group assembles once a year to celebrate the strength and creativity of Seattle's long-standing film and video arts community by featuring the best of each organization's distinctive programming -- ranging from the sophisticated craftsmanship of Martin Arnold's "Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy" and grassroots soulfulness of Rachel Raimist's "Nobody Knows My Name" to the alternative presentation of films combined with live music and the do-it-yourself, organic esthetic of a local super-8mm open screening.

May 23  24-26  29  30  31 
June 1  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12 

Thursday, May 23
Satellites 2002 Opening Party at
The Little Theatre
Join the local film community for an evening of food, drink, music and of course film and video projections. | 608 - 19th Ave. E. | 206.675.2055 | 8-11pm | free

Friday-Sunday, May 24-26
The Little Theatre presents two movies by Jim Mendiola
Pretty Vacant (1996, BetaSP , 33 1/3 min) details the story of a Sex-Pistols-obsessed Chicana punk rocker who publishes a 'zine and struggles to investigate the Sex Pistols' infamous gig at San Antonio redneck bar, Randy's Rodeo. In Come and Take it Day (2000, BetaSP, 60 min) myth, history, and heavy metal music collide when four Texan slackers think they will discover a hundred-year-old treasure. | 608 - 19th Ave. E. | 206.675.2055 | 7 & 9pm | $7 / $4.50 (members)

Wednesday, May 29
Independent Exposure returns to Vital 5
Out of sight but surely not out of mind, Independent Exposure returns with its special Satellites Edition. Here's your one chance this year to see this rotating program of international short films and videos which began in Seattle over 7 years ago. Special guest appearances assured. Hosted by Microcinema and Vital 5. Music by The Jack Waste Orchestra. This presentation made by possible by the King County Cultural Arts Commission.| 2200 Westlake Ave. | 206.254.0475 | 9pm | $5

Thursday, May 30
Puget Sound Cinema Society
Ann Marie Fleming will be the guest of honor to present roughly 90 minutes of her own films. The show starts at 7:30 pm with a customary pre-show smorgasbord at 7:00 pm. | Univ. Heights Center | 5031 Univ. Way NE | 7:30pm | free

Friday, May 31
Cinema Rocks hosted by 911 Media Arts Center
Featuring the band ILL LIT from NYC, Cinema Rocks continues an ongoing 911 series that will make your heart feel swell. Bring your favorite date, bring your broken heart, bring your mom. Just be sure to join us for an unforgettable evening of rock, movies, and enough beer to wash them both down. (21+) | 117 Yale Ave N. | 206.682.6552 | 8pm | $6 / $4 (members)

Saturday, June 01
Don't Kill Your Television
The Seattle
Independent Media Center presents a revue of the best political programming on SCAN, Seattle’s public access channel. The evening includes presentations from public access producers along with a forum on public access as a means of political organizing and information dissemination. | 1415 3rd Ave (between Pike & Union) | 6-10pm | $5-10 sliding scale

Monday, June 03
Shorts of Breath, a Found Footage Film Mini-Festival
Olympia-based curator, Chris Chase, presents eleven experimental films, all found-footage, all 16mm, all breathtaking! From master filmmakers Bruce Conner, Jay Rosenblatt, Martin Arnold and Matt McCormick. | Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (21+) | 2320 2nd Ave (in Belltown) | 7pm and 9pm | $6

Tuesday, June 04
The East Meets the West (The West Meets the East in NYC)
The Seattle Underground Film Festival co-presents two screenings happening at the exact same time 3000 miles apart. On the West Coast, NYC filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz has curated a program of films made by New York filmmakers; on the East Coast, Seattle filmmaker Jon Behrens has assembled a program of films made by Seattle filmmakers. The films screened in Seattle will be by Jeanne Liotta, Kathryn Ramey, Jennifer Reeves, MM Serra, Jacob Burckhardt, Sandra Gibson, Joel Schlemowitz and Jon Behrens. | The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (21+) | 2320 2nd Ave (in Belltown) | 7:30pm | $5

Wednesday, June 05
The 8th Annual Summer Movie Madness
Come down to Linda's Tavern to kick off one of Seattle’s most popular and longest running outdoor film series. Hosted under the stars on the back patio, by Seattle’s filmmaker extraordinaire: Jon Behrens. The first film will be the drag strip AIP classic Fireball 500 (1966) starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello. | Linda’s Tavern (21+) | 707 E Pine | 206.325.1220 | sunset | free

Thursday, June 06
Aftermath presents An Amalgam of Unusual Cinema
Featuring A special performance by members of Naoism & Motion Detector. Other Highlights include: Super 8 selections with DJ accompaniment by Igor Peev (Seattle), Tom Moore (Seattle), & Reverend John Quackenbush (Boston). Plus Gone Tomorrow (2002) by Heather Rogers, Mustard Secret (2000) by Rich Kapenas, amazing shorts by David N. Donihue, The Girls of BiPolar Disorder, and a sneak preview of The Humanity Experiment. Refreshments Served. | Aftermath Gallery (all ages) | 928 12th Ave | 9pm | $5


Friday, June 07
Galaxaco Underground Film Night
All digital. All local. All hilarious. Featuring the first-ever public screening (at midnight) of scenes from Galaxaco's upcoming dark comedy feature Hell Hole High. Also George Clark's The Dumbass starring Tad, disturbing videos including the new Worst of Galaxaco tape, and a special meeting of the Seattle Anti-Surveillance Society. Come early (8:30 pm) to catch Galaxaco's 2000 digital comedy feature, Doomed Planet. | Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater (21+) | 2320 2nd Ave (in Belltown) | 9pm | free

Saturday, June 08 presents a Feature Directors Panel
Five local directors who shot movies on film and DV present clips from their shorts along with discussions and an audience Q&A. | 911 Media Arts Center | 117 Yale Ave N. | 425.750.1399 | 7-10pm | free

Sunday, June 09
The Best of the Seattle IMC Screening Room
Since June of 2000, the Seattle
Independent Media Center has been screening documentaries produced by grassroots activists from around the world. This mini-festival will present the best of two years of programming, including: This is What Democracy Looks Like, A Storm From the Mountains, Fear & Favor in the Newsroom, Nobody Knows My Name, Advertising and the End of the World, and clips from Indymedia Newsreal. | 1415 3rd Ave (between Pike & Union) | 1-9pm | $5-10 sliding scale

Monday, June 10
Emerald Reels Super-8 Lounge (ERS8) at the Sit & Spin
ERS8 explores the combination of experimental, animated and creatively-narrative short films complimented with soundtracks and ambience mixed live by Kid Hops, dj for KEXP Expansions. Though presented at a music club, the event is cinema in a nightclub, not nightclub in a cinema. | Sit & Spin (21+) | 2219 4th Av | 206.441.9484 | 9pm | $6

Tuesday, June 11
TheWarrenReport at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
Tony Leahy's Mulletville appears as part of TheWarrenReport's Distinguishing Features Series. Experience the joy of skullets and shlongs, beer kegs and bongs, followed by a screening party (Appetite for Film) at the Alibi Room. | SAM | 100 University St. | 206.675.8730 | 7:30pm | $7

Wednesday, June 12
2002: A Super-8 Odyssey, WigglyWorld Open Screening
WigglyWorld filmmakers collective hosts a super-8 open screening with the theme of Science Fiction! Local filmmakers are called to submit short flickering visions of the future, space travels, mutant monsters, and evil technology. As always, audiences should be prepared for some truly unique DIY filmmaking, and should arrive early before the shows sell out! Program 1 at 7pm, Program 2 at 8:30pm | Little Theatre | 608 - 19th Ave. E. | 206.675.2055 | $7 / $4.50 (members)

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