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Face-to-Face with the Filmmaker_1/29/2019

2019 Quarterly Screenings

Tuesday, January 29

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema goes indoors for the first, quarterly,
free “Face-to-Face with the Filmmaker” screening of the 2019 season.

The remains of Somalia’s film industry scattered around Mogadishu are pieced together in this personal essay documentary. The camera invites us on a journey to uncover Somalia’s lost cinema history, which leads to a search for a forgotten 1984 epic film.

Bernal Branch Library

500 Cortland Avenue

7 pm to 8:30 pm

Admission is free.
Donations gratefully accepted.

Seating is limited; reserve your tickets, today.

Meet MARK BRECKE, Writer, Producer and Director

Mark Brecke is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, who has been documenting the stories of individuals victimized by war, ethnic conflict, and genocide over the last 25 years in Cambodia, Vietnam, Rwanda, Kosovo, Iraq, Darfur Sudan, West Bank and Somalia. Brecke’s work has been widely featured internationally including micro-cinemas, Toronto International Film Festival, Sao Paulo Film Festival, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Hammer Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Collections that showcase Brecke’s photographs include the United States Memorial Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. and the Museo de Memoria y Tolerancia in Mexico City.

Emerging from the experimental film community in San Francisco, Brecke studied cinema with Phillip Greene (apprentice of Ansel Adams and assistant to Dorothea Lange), and continued his studies at UC Berkeley with found-footage, underground filmmaker, Craig Baldwin.

Brecke was based in Kenya for two years developing a new film in Somalia. His MFA work at the California College of the Arts, emphasized personal essay documentaries. He lives in Bernal Heights with his wife and daughter.

Join Mark for a post-screening Q & A