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Mock Up on Mu

Mock Up on Mu

Mock Up on Mu

2008 / 110min / Digital

DIRECTOR: CRAIG BALDWIN

Craig Baldwin in person

A radical hybrid of spy flick, sci-fi, Western, and horror, Mock Up On Mu cobbles together a collage narrative based on (mostly) true stories of California’s postwar rocket pioneers, alternative religions, and Beat subculture. Pulp/serial snippets, industrial film imagery, and B- (and Z-) fiction clips are intercut with original material, powering a playful, allegorical trajectory through the now-mythic occult matrix of Jack Parsons (Crowleyite founder of the Jet Propulsion Lab), L. Ron Hubbard (sci-fi author turned cult-leader), and Marjorie Cameron (bohemian artist and “mother of the New Age movement”). Their intertwined tales spin out into a speculative farce on the militarization of space, and the corporate takeover of spiritual fulfillment and leisure-time.