Face-to-Face with the Filmmaker

2018 Quarterly Screenings
January 30, April 24 & June 26

January 30

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary Screening of

Bernal Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue

If you missed the screenings on January 30, click on the link, below to see this wonderful illustration of the spirit of Bernal Heights — a little village in a big city!

Filmmaker Greg Gavin

Former long-time resident of Bernal Hill and creator of RiveropolisGreg is a carpenter, visual artist and filmmaker.  In 1994, Gavin founded Will Power Motors, an art studio dedicated to teaching design and carpentry skills to children. Inspired by the trust and confidence gained through woodworking, Gavin invited his young carpentry students to star along with their home made cars in BERNALTOWN — a narrative video set in a fantastic, idealized and comedic version of the Bernal Heights neighborhood. Greg will be present to participate in Q & A with the audience after the screening.

BERNALTOWN was shot over the summer of 1997, when kids who made soapbox cars were looking for something fun to do. The process began by watching reruns of the old Batman TV show…

Produced in collaboration with Bernal youths and adults, the film became a neighborhood-wide production that premiered to a packed audience in the Bernal Playground, (SF Chronicle, 1997) and the Mill Valley Film Festival.


April 24


June 26