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Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema presents free screenings of diverse, local filmmakers’ works in neighborhood parks, playgrounds, and other community-friendly spaces to increase the exposure and recognition of local artists and to heighten appreciation by neighborhood and citywide residents while bringing community together.


Kicking off Season #21 with redux screening of the four award-winning films of the 2023 Outdoor Cinema season. 

This evening’s program features the “Spirit of Bernal” award-winner, HE HAS WINGS and the “Bernal Bright Star” winner, JOSS LOTUSES TO GRANDMA 

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Bernal Branch Library
500 Cortland Avenue

Post -screening, Directors Jeanne Marie Hallacy and Stefie Gan will join the audience for Q&A.

Seating is limited and is first come, first serve. Reserve your space, below. 

This is an indoor event

He Had Wings, the 2023 “Spirit of Bernal” award winner, shares the resilience of artist Ronnie Goodman’s journey as one of thousands experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Along the way, we learn about Ronnie’s creative activism in using his art to stand for social justice, and we are offered a view into how people like him and his friend, “Coach”Alton McSween can positively impact those who battle addiction and political apathy in the crisis affecting the City.


JOSS LOTUSES TO GRANDMA, the 2023 “Bernal Bright Star” award-winning film directed by Stefie Gan, begins the evening’s program. Beautifully illustrated, this animated film relates the story of a girl who returns to Malaysia after her grandmother’s death. The film explores their bond, the biculturalism of immigration, and the cultural rituals that can help heal grief and the loss of separation.

coming this fall

September 5, 6 & 7, 2024

3 nights of films, music and celebration


Film Submissions open February 15, 2024

Early Bird Deadline: May 15, 2024
Final Deadline: June 30, 2024
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