Mock Up on Mu
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Filmmaker Craig Baldwin offers a bracing mixture of fantasy, fact and bizarre speculation in this satiric science fiction story which features both real-life and fictional characters as well as footage from vintage sci-fi flicks amidst new footage. In the year 2019, L. Ron Hubbard (Damon Packard) has been banished from Earth, but he's making the most of it by becoming the Moon's leading entrepreneur. Calling the lunar satellite "Mu," he's filled it with amusement parks, sells naming rights to the better-known moonscapes, and fills the skies with advertisements. But… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Baldwin's narrative is not easy to follow‚"the tone is simultaneously hysterical and uninflected‚"but, as with any religion or conspiracy theory, his method is characterized by a logic beyond logic."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Packs in a hard-core lesson in film history along with its ingeniously deranged story of science, sex magick, and corporate conspiracy."
‑ Christopher Long, Movie Metropolis
"Reads like the love child of Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire du Cinema and Carl Reiner's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"By turns absorbing, confounding, exhausting and altogether stranger than most fiction, Mock Up on Mu, comes close to defying categorization."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Another amazing, amusing sociopolitical rant, disguised as a cheesy science fiction film."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"We can rejoice that San Francisco's Craig Baldwin still cuts up Z-movie turds into magnificently obsessive sci-fi collages -- even if his project seems more zine era than blog."
‑ Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
"Baldwin took a similarly fanciful history-mining approach for Tribulation 99, but Mock Up on Mu is more than twice as long and determinedly more obscure."
‑ Bill Weber, Slant Magazine
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