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16mm Remixes 2 + RocketKitKongoKit + O No Coronado

16mm Remixes 2 + RocketKitKongoKit + O No Coronado

16mm Remixes 2 + RocketKitKongoKit + O No Coronado

Various / 90min / 16mm

DIRECTOR: CRAIG BALDWIN

Craig Baldwin in person

Kaleidoscopic, amphetamine-jacked tour de force and comic critique of neo- colonialism, RocketKitKongoKit uses a barrage of found footage to trace a history of Zaire since its independence in 1960. Self-reflexively ordered like a plastic model kit, Baldwin’s film proposes another, more imaginative model of historiography. ¡O No Coronado!, timed to the 500th Anniversary of the Spanish conquest of the Americas, conceptualizes history as a tacky exploitation flick, using a mélange of images culled from swashbucklers, classroom movies, and Christian cartoons to recreate the journey of one of the least successful conquistadors, on his fruitless quest to find the imaginary Seven Cities of Cibola, incidentally discovering America before returning to Mexico City in sodden disarray. “If you want to schlockument the vox populi, this is how.”—J. Hoberman, Village Voice

RocketKitKongoKit (1986, 30 mins., 16mm)
¡O No Coronado! (1992, 40 mins., 16mm)
Metro Special 16mm Re-Mix II (2019, 15 mins, 16mm)