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Jessica Villines, 2000, 103 min.

PLASTER CASTER, the documentary, endows audiences with an intimate portrait of legendary artist and groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster, of world renown for plaster-casting the penises of rock and roll's finest, including, most notoriously, Jimi Hendrix. In addition to providing a history of Cynthia's pursuits, the film documents the castings of two musicians, one shy, the other extroverted; also highlighted are the maddening preparations for her first gallery show in New York city. The film features candid interviews from rock stars, most of whom she has cast over the years (Noel Redding of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedys, Jon Langford of the Mekons, and Wayne Kramer of the MC5 to name just a few). PLASTER CASTER goes beyond the mythology and asks the penetrating question "Is this really art?" Featuring the music of The Aluminum Group, The Demolition Doll Rods, 5ive Style, The Make-Up and Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. Featuring appearances -- with cock and without -- by 5ive Style, Ian Svenonius, Camille Paglia, Wayne "the Wee One" Kramer, Chris Connelly of Revolting Cocks, Momus, Eric Burdon, Jello Biafra, Pete Shelly, the Demolition Doll Rods, Noel Redding, Pamela Des Barres, L7, Jon Langford, and many others.

In Attendance: Director Jessica Villines

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William Gibson: No Maps for
These Territories

Mark Neale, 2000, 88 min.

The man who coined the term cyberspace is a complex figure with an unusual position in the modern technological revolution. William Gibsons visions of things to come as explored in his groundbreaking science fiction novels didnt simply predict the futurethey actually caused it to be invented to his imagined specifications. This film provides sharp insight into one of the great intellects of our era, through extensive conversations conducted while traveling in the back of a limo. The films hyperkinetic editing and expressive imagery act as vivid illustration and counterpoint to Gibsons sage observations about his own life, technology, drugs, and writing. Includes appearances by Bono and the Edge from U2, and fellow authors Bruce Sterling and Jack Womack.

In Attendance: Director Mark Neale

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