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Mock Up on Mu (2008)

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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 Hubbard still has some scores to settle back home, and persuades one of his underlings, Marjorie Cameron (Michelle Silva), to head back to Earth and play Mata Hari, using her feminine wiles to get information from a clueless scientist (Kal Spelletich) and a dishonest weapons dealer (Stoney Burke). However, Marjorie, aka "Agent C," learns that there's more to Hubbard's devious plans than he lets on. Mock Up On Mu received its premiere at the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Cast

Damon Packard
as L. Ron Hubbard
Michelle Silva
as Marjorie Cameron
Kal Spelletich
as Jack Parsons
Stoney Burke
as Lockheed Martin

Critic Reviews for Mock Up on Mu

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Baldwin's narrative is not easy to followâ"the tone is simultaneously hysterical and uninflectedâ"but, as with any religion or conspiracy theory, his method is characterized by a logic beyond logic.

January 14, 2009 | Full Review…
Village Voice
Top Critic

By turns absorbing, confounding, exhausting and altogether stranger than most fiction, Mock Up on Mu, comes close to defying categorization.

January 14, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
Top Critic

Packs in a hard-core lesson in film history along with its ingeniously deranged story of science, sex magick, and corporate conspiracy.

May 1, 2010 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…
Movie Metropolis

Another amazing, amusing sociopolitical rant, disguised as a cheesy science fiction film.

January 7, 2010 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

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.

January 20, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine

Reads like the love child of Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire du Cinema and Carl Reiner's Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

January 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Boxoffice Magazine

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