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FILMS — Thursday, 9/8/16

Opening Night – 9/8/16

2868 Mission Street

Master of Ceremonies: Ian Williams
Teacher, stand-up comic and neighbor.

7:00–8:00 pm  Reception & Music

Stringquake_logoAn electrifying trio, StringQuake pushes musical boundaries with dynamic arrangements and a unique electric harp, percussion and cello instrumentation. With roots in San Francisco and the East Bay, the trio has toured Mexico and performed extensively in the Bay Area, releasing their first album, “Take 15,” in 2013.

8:00–8:30 pm  Awards Presentation
“Best of Bernal” and “Spirit of Bernal” awards

8:30–9;30 pm Films


Jason Joseffer        Music Video        
Jimmy’s Dream is a music video for a song of the same name on Seth Lael’s new album, Bird Strings. The video explores San Francisco’s harsh real estate and rental market.

Julia Retzlaff        Documentary        5:24
STOP. a view of street harassment as experienced by teenage females in the Bay Area. Made in collaboration with Hollaback!

Tania Ku        Documentary        17:00
THERE IS A PLACE follows musician Lior Tsarfaty as he shares his gift of music with Alzheimer’s care communities around the San Francisco Bay Area. As Lior passes out instruments and leads the circle of elders in singing and drumming, smiles quickly spread, as neither residents nor staff can help but join in with their own unique expressions of song and dance. Somehow, even in the face of memory loss, loneliness and the end of life, contributing to a collective sound and energy within a circle of fellow humans awakens presentness, playfulness and a sense of togetherness.

Ethan Bresnick        Documentary        16:44
Remaining Ashes is a short documentary film about the stories of the 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion. It includes interviews from resident Sue Bullis, who lost her family in the tragic event. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, and a firefighter also appear in the 15-minute film that recounts when around 6 p.m. Sept. 9, 2010, a Pacific Gas and Electric natural gas transmission pipeline ruptured in a residential area in San Bruno, California. The film was created by Ethan Bresnick, a 15 year old filmmaker at the School of the Arts in San Francisco.

Dean Mermell        Silent Film (Narrative)        7:13
Oliver W. Lowe, Esq. and his associates prepare to see the great tenor, Enrico Caruso, on the eve of disaster.


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