Brent Gaylor

Don’t worry.  You’re not the only one confused by the landscape of laws surrounding sampling, DRM, remixing and similar music/new media issues.   Thankfully, web activist Brett Gaylor will be screening his recent film RiP: A Remix Manifesto at the Mezzanine Thursday, July 23rd. The film features hot-topic performer Girl Talk and attempts to demystify and explore current copyright and intellectual property law issues. 

Girl Talk is the prime subject for the film.  The man behind the moniker, Greg Gillis, is a pioneer in the track-sampling arena, building his songs exclusively from the hooks, vocals and other building blocks of pop hits. While Gillis has become popular and critically acclaimed, the method has sparked considerable debate over the meaning and application of copyright law.

Following the film, Eclectic Method and local DJs Adrian & Mysterious D will be presenting live audio/video remixes for your viewing and listening pleasure. Mezzanine, 21+, $12 for SF Film Society members, $17 for non-members.  Co-presented by SFFS and Creative Commons.