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October 18, 2012 4:00:20 PM PDT
photo by Lenny Gonzalez
To celebrate the launch of issue 18, we are going to Family Bookstore in Los Angeles for a Launch Party and Issue signing with Mike Mills. What's more? We are bringing Sean Uyehara (programmer for the San Francisco Film Society) to engage Mike in conversation. Subjects to be discussed: Mary Louise Brooks, the Monarch Bear, the VHS tape v. Beta, chains of events v. fabric of events.
WHEN:7:30PM OCT 25th
WHERE:Family Bookstore 436 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 USA
WHAT ELSE: Mike Mills in conversation with Sean Uyehara.
Mike Mills works as a filmmaker, graphic designer and artist. As a filmmaker, Mike has completed a number of music videos, commercials, short films, documentaries, and the feature film Thumbsucker (2005). The Architecture of Reassurance (1999), a short film he wrote and directed, was in the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Oberhausen short film festival, and The New York Museum of Modern Art's New Directors New Films. Paperboys (2001), documents the daily life of six boys in rural Minnesota. "Deformer", documents the life of the world-famous skateboarder Ed Templeton, was featured in the Edinburgh and Rotterdam International film festivals, and _Eating, Sleeping, Waiting and Playing (2003)_ , a tour documentary of the French band Air and their audiences is available on DVD. The connected documentaries; "Hair Shoes Love and Honesty" 1998, and "Not How Or When Or Why But Yes" 2004 have been presented at The Alleged gallery, the Mu Museum, and Res Fest Internationally. Other works include a short film documenting the music theory of jazz composer Ornette Coleman, as well as several short films for Marc Jacobs.
Sean Uyehara is a programmer at the San Francisco Film Society. He inaugurated KinoTek, a programming thread dedicated to exhibiting cross-platform technologies and emergent media. Uyehara is also the establishing programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival and lead programmer of film and music, live events and multimedia performance at the San Francisco International Film Festival and SF360 Film + Club. Read More
September 19, 2012 1:56:37 PM PDT
We are excited about Mike Mills' issue 18 release. And we excited that we are now 5 years old. We thought we should fold the two events into one and celebrate in the way we are most accustomed: A wrapping party. And what better place to have it than at Southern Exposure in San Francisco, the place where THE THING first began as part of their residency.
WHERE: Southern Exposure: 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
WHAT ELSE: Trumer Pils Beer, Food, Music, Issue wrapping, Birthday presents
WHAT'S MORE: Come early and hang out and then head up to Kadist for the screening of Kennedy Browne's new film.
September 18, 2012 12:24:56 PM PDT
1) THE THING IS 5 YEARS OLD! Here's
how we will celebrate:
Anyone who subscribes
between now and Oct. 25th receives $20 off the
are pulling some of our sold out issues out of the archive. It's
first come first serve. Only 3 issues will be made available for each one.
-Trevor Paglen, issue 8
-Chris Johanson, issue 11
-Matthew Higgs & Martin Creed, issue 13
are having parties in San Francisco at Southern Exposure on Oct. 3rd when we wrap issue 18,
and LA at Family Bookstore on Fairfax Ave on Oct 25th. More information on both will be forthcoming.
• All current and new subscribers will be receiving a secret project that we are commissioning by visual artist Dave Muller
be served non-stop at our office in SF