Tonight at FLUX's screening series at the Hammer, Anti- Records' N.A.S.A. will premiere its new videos, which should be something to see. One reason perhaps is due to pure genetics: N.A.S.A. kingpin Sam Spiegel is the brother of legendary video and film director Spike Jonze, so we've got a good idea that the pieces will be striking.
Other reasons to consider this thing tonight follow, from the press release:
+ The World Premiere of two N.A.S.A. videos from its highly-anticipated new
release The Spirit of Apollo: "Gifted" featuring Kayne West, Santogold and
Lykke Li, directed by Three Legged Legs and "A Volta", directed by Logan in
collaboration with The Date Farmers. The NASA videos were spearheaded by
filmmaker Syd Garon who will be presenting the new works along with Casey
Hunt, Greg Gunn and Reza Rasoli of Three Legged Legs and Alexei Tylevich of
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+ A special screening of Become a Microscope - 90 Statements on Sister Corita: an innovative new short film from Beautiful Losers director Aaron Rose with music by Money Mark and Becky Stark will be featured on Wednesday night. The 22 minute film tells the story of Sister Mary Corita, the California nun who captured the national imagination in the turbulent 60s by making art that influenced a generation of Americans.
+ The World Premiere of PSST! 3, a collaborative new film project featuring shorts by a worldwide network of designers, directors, animators, and composers. PSST! founder and curator Bran Dougherty-Johnson will be in
attendance to present the films.
For more on N.A.S.A., read Laura Ferreiro's profile.