Under the Stars 2017

Music, Films and Picnics

Saturday, September 9, 2017

6:30 to 9:30 pm

Precita Park
Precita Avenue at Folsom Street

Master of Ceremonies: Will Hammond, jr
Teacher, musician and early supporter.

6:30 – 7:30 pm
Music with Tony Saunders Quartet

Tony Saunders — talented bassist plays smooth jazz and R & B. Son of legendary keyboardist and composer Merl Saunders, Tony’s life has been a musical adventure. As a child he was taught piano by Herbie Hancock, received an electric organ as a gift from Sly Stone, and at 17 he played his first gig with Jerry Garcia and his dad in the Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia Band. Tony has played on hundreds of albums, won two Emmy Awards for soundtracks, written award winning movie scores and commercial jingles. His latest album Uptown Jazz is his third release on San Francisco Records.

7:30 – 9:30 pm Films

MIDNIGHT IN THE KITCHEN
Mark West and
Barbara Bayne     Animation    3:00

What happens in your kitchen at night, after you turn off the lights?

WALLY AND THE SPOT OF DIRT
Dennis Campagna
Animation         3:19

Will Wally be able to avoid getting a fatal spot of dirt on his brand new, sparkling white clothes?!

PICNIC PERFECT
Cal Thacher       Comedy      6:09

A young girl arranges a fancy picnic for her 92-year-old great grandmother, but for one reason or another things don’t go as planned.

THE RETURN OF THE WESTERN POND TURTLE  TO MT. LAKE
Melissa Peabody
Nature Documentary      5:20

After removing the non-native turtles from Mt Lake in the Presidio, scientists were able to return the native Western Pond Turtles back into this fresh water urban lake

TO SEE ONE’S SELF
Sophie Constantinou
Documentary     12:42

Artist Eugene E. White has lived and worked in the Western Addition for 50 years. His paintings and murals document and celebrate Black lives through history, from his childhood in 1930s rural Arkansas to the Civil Rights era to today.

MARATHON
Theo Rigby and Kate McLean      Documentary    9:00

After years of dedication, sacrifice and sweat, an undocumented immigrant named Julio Sauce lines up at the New York City marathon to compete against the world’s most elite runners.

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DEAR NAME
Tatsuya Aizawa
Documentary        1: 30

An aggrieved Japanese teen writes a letter to his name.

 

STYLISH SPOKES: A CELEBRATION OF BIKING AND WOMEN
Greg Miller        Narrative      4:16

Female bicyclists adapt unconventional cycling attire with style and ease in order that they can continue to enjoy the freedom of bicycling and carry on their daily lives.

VIOLIN MAKING: ONE MAN’S JOURNEY
Chip Curry          Documentary       11:00

When Andrew Carruthers creates a violin, even the construction of the instrument becomes a performance.

 


AMERICAN PARADISE

Joe Talbot          Narrative     18:00

The story of a forgotten man in Trump’s America who tries to shift his fate with the perfect crime—until, of course, all goes horribly wrong.