Oddball Films and Guest Curator Soumyaa Kapil Behrens present, The San Francisco Experiment: A Grand Disaster. This new monthly series takes a look at the cinematic and pedagogical history of this great city. Part visual archeology and part experiment this program sheds lights on our fair city's darkest corners and it's most sophisticated triumphs. Featuring, the classic 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Film (ca. 1930) with awesome footage from the turn-of-the-century quake aftermath and The Ageless Cable Cars of San Francisco (1955) documenting the urban growth along the relic laden journey of the still famed cable car. Excerpts from Hell On Frisco Bay (1955) with Noir darling Edward G. Robinson and The Times of Harvey Milk (1984), one of the most important historical films ever made on SF-- and an Academy Award winner. Rare footage from over the years including the first broadcast ever made on TV in SF, colorful hippies and sassy low riders. Vietnam Epilogue (1973) made by the Hearst Corporation’s newsreel division also takes a look at the politics and horror that surrounded America’s war efforts in Vietnam, Nixon, LBJ, and nationwide protests all play a role in this short film that walks the line in diplomacy and dissent. Plus! Other newsreel gems round out the night of disaster, intrigue and drama that steered San Francisco to what it is today.
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 8:00PM
Venue: Oddball Films, 275 Capp Street, San Francisco
Admission: $10.00 - Limited Seating RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-558-8117