San Francisco Cinematheque Digital Archives

Avant to Live! Craig Baldwin/Other Cinema Digital Collection


Avant to Live! Craig Baldwin/Other Cinema Digital Collection


Craig Baldwin, Other Cinema


Other Cinema is an underground film/video exhibition series founded by filmmaker Craig Baldwin in 1985. Still active as of 2022, Other Cinema presents approximately 36 programs annually at the storefront community arts space Artists’ Television Access, located at 992 Valencia Street in San Francisco. Known for its passionate and expansive curatorial vision and contrarian stance toward the mainstream culture of media consumption, Other Cinema is known for its engagement with marginalized forms of film history, including activist media, expanded cinema performance, speculative lecture presentations, screenings of films from Baldwin’s own archive, in-person artists and more. Cinematheque’s Other Cinema Digital Collection consists of material digitized by Cinematheque in the course of creating Craig Baldwin: Avant to Live! documenting Baldwin’s work on Other Cinema. Materials include seasonal exhibition calendars, promotional ephemera, curatorial notes and artifacts, signage and other material related to the history of Other Cinema.


Craig Baldwin


Other Cinema


San Francisco Cinematheque




Referencing the originating collection, Craig Baldwin has been listed as a Creator for almost every item in this collection. For materials created or co-created by others, reasonable effort has been made to determine authorship and in cases in which this was determined, these creators have been identified. We seek more information on all materials in this collection however so if you feel that you are the author or creator of any item in this collection, please contact Cinematheque staff at to discuss proper attribution. Permission to use material: To request material from Cinematheque’s online collections for use in publications (including use in books, periodicals, films, exhibitions, websites and other uses), please contact Cinematheque staff at Note that further copyright clearance may be needed in order to use material in this manner and would therefore require negotiation with rights holders as well as from Cinematheque for such use. Associated access fees may apply to requests for use of material from Cinematheque’s Archives.




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