Outdoor Cinema Season

15th Annual Season

September 6 – 8 and October 2, 2018

Four nights of free screenings and music,
showcasing the work of local filmmakers and musicians
in parks, playgrounds and smaller venues around
Bernal Heights, San Francisco

 

OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 6
7:00 to 9:30 pm

Reserve your space. Register with Eventbrite

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
2868 Mission Street

Master of Ceremonies: Will Hammond

7:00 to 8:00 pm  RECEPTION & MUSIC

Keenan Webster, a multi-instrumentalist, plays instruments of West Africa, including the 21-string Kora and the Balafon. His inspirations come from spirituals, gospels, blues, and folk, as well as Miles Davis and John Coltrane.


8:00 to 8:30 pm  Awards Presentation

“Best of Bernal,”  “Spirit of Bernal” and “Bernal’s Bright Star” awards

8:30 to 9:30 pm  FILMS


EQUINOX
Caroline Blair
Experimental Documentary      
2:00
Bernal Hill during the autumnal equinox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT GOES AROUND
James Parker Pennington
Comedy         4:00
Karma rides a bicycle.

 

 

 

 


ANGELA WILSON, A BUTCHER’S STORY
Gaby Scott
Documentary      7:00
A portrait of Angela Wilson, the owner of Avedano’s on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights.


THE TREE

Keith Wilson
Documentary    15:00
The life of one sentient noble fir from seedling to chipper.


THE HOUSE ON LUCKY STREET
Shani Heckman
Narrative         19:20
The San Francisco housing crisis from the viewpoint of two remaining residents in a “haunted” Victorian on Lucky Street.

 

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FILM CRAWL ON CORTLAND

Friday, SEPTEMBER 7
7 to 10 pm

Cortland Avenue — Bonview to Anderson

Cortland

AVEDANO’S MEATS HOLLY PARK MARKET
THE UDDER ROOM
235 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm FILMS

Co-presented with
 

 

 

 

DONA FUNFIA
Margarida Madeira
Animation        2:00
Mrs. Fúnfia wore a skirt her entire life. One day she decided to try a pair of trousers…

 

 

 

COWGIRL UP
Nathan Willis
Documentary        5:00
Labrelah Hutchins, barrel racer and cowgirl from Mississippi pursues a lifelong dream to be the first African-American woman in the National Finals Rodeo.

 

RUN4ALLWOMEN
Jeffrey Restrepo
Documentary      17:00
Four women proved the power of running as a vehicle for social change.

 

 

JOHANNA UNDER THE ICE
Ian Derry
Documentary       4:00

Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice, after finding the sport during recovery from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg.


MOTHERED BY MOUNTAINS

Renan Ozturk, Ben Ayers, Patrick McDaniel
Documentary       16:00
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepal’s leading female mountain guide, has been on top of the tallest peaks on Earth. When she teams up to make a first ascent with an unlikely partner – local punk-rock icon, Sareena Rai – they both find that the paths to the greatest summits lie within.

 

BERNAL STAR
410 Cortland Avenue

8:00 and 9:00 pm FILMS
(NOTE: no screening at 7:00 pm)

Co-presented with

 

 

 

FUTBOLITAS 4 LIFE
Jun Stinson
Documentary     40:00
Futbolistas 4 Life takes you into the lives of two Oakland high schoolers: One is a college hopeful and DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is an American citizen who lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youths take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines.

KINGMOND YOUNG PHOTOGRAPHY
416 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm FILMS

Co-presented with

 

 

Living
Marcellus Cox
Drama     13:35
An award-winning drama about an Angel’s descent from Heaven to Brooklyn looking to clear the air by finding common ground to address an important key of life between law enforcement and minorities.

Who Am I
Cindy Mbae

Documentary     30:00
Working with two primary schools in Nairobi and Mombasa, directors Wanuri Kahiu and Nick Reding intimately explore issues surrounding national identity. Using games and interviews the filmmakers ask 8-11 year olds what they understand about discrimination, tribe and religion. Inspired by Jane Elliot’s “Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes” experiment, the film delicately picks at the religious and tribal tensions that exist in Kenya.

 

 

 

BERNAL LIBRARY
500 Cortland Avenue

7:00 and 8:00 pm FILMS
(NOTE: no screening at 9:00 pm)

7:00 FILMS


WANDERING SPACES
Ana Arcioni
Experimental      4:00
An exploration of the non-narrative form of collage.

 

 

BETWEEN US TWO
Wei Keong Tan
Narrative Animation     5:00
A gay son talks to his dead mother.

 

 

VELO VISIONARIES: GABE DOMINGUEZ
Kristin Tieche
Documentary      11:00
Talk/ride with bandleader for “Shake Your Peace” and co-founder of the Bicycle Music Festival

 

 


BRIDGEGATE

Emiko Omori
Documentary/Music Video     11:00
Some remains of the Bay Bridge find a new home in Joshua Tree at the hands of a group of artists.

 


THE INJURIES OF TIM DALE

H.W. Moss
Dramatic Narrative      14:00
The narrator recounts an incident he committed as a child against another child for which he seeks forgiveness.

 

 

 


8:00 FILMS – Emerging Artists


THE THIRSTY ARTIST
Hailey Malaika       

Comedy       2:00
Is the artist thirsty for art, or something else? NOTE: content includes partial nudity and sexually suggestive material

 

 

THE AFTERMATH
Nicholas Vik and Jared Ford     
Suspense      3:00
A man relives a traumatic event.

 

 

A CANDYGRAM
Ismael Fofana     
Comedy/Experimental     2:00
Knowing the perils of sugar, why do we still sneak a piece?

 

OF MOUSE AND MAN
Kylie Villavincencio     
Narrative       5:00
A man discovers the power of his art.

 

 

FLARE OUT
Monica Menor   
Narrative      6:00
A teenage girl’s obsession with fire and unrequited affection for a fellow student.

 


DANCE WITH ME
Isaac Karliner-Li    
Narrative     5:00
Age is no barrier to romance.

 

BERNAL HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
515 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm FILMS

Co-presented with

 

 

IN THE END WHAT’S OUR DIFFERENCES?
Documentary       8:00
Collaborating with youths from the Community Safety Initiative, San Francisco young people get to know their local law enforcement and find out what barriers prevent good communication with officers.

CHOP SHOP: A COMMUNITY LAW ENFORCEMENT CONVERSATION
Sophie Constantinou
Documentary      23:00
A coalition of organizations, enterprises, city agencies and community partners created this documentary to facilitate and capture constructive dialogue between San Francisco residents of color and law enforcement agencies.

INCLUSIONS GALLERY
627 Cortland Avenue

7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm FILMS

Co-presented with

This special program curated for Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema highlights work from the San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Co-Laboratory filmmaking project. The Co-Laboratory brings together local professional filmmakers and local professional choreographers to produce new five-minute works. This program is a compilation of work produced over the last five years of the festival.


FROM THE BEGINNING (2013)       5:00

Chris Mason Johnson and
KT Nelson

A playful romp through the forest.

 

 

BARN DANCE (2013)     4:00
Kris Samuelson, John Haptas,
Amy Seiwert

A pas de deux bathed in sunlight through a decaying barn.

 

 

RESTLESS  (2014)     4:00
RJ Muna and Julia Adam
A dark and dreamlike treetop ballet.

 

 

AM / FM  (2014)     5:00
Morgan Wise and Robert Moses
A couple’s flirtatious rivalry on the road in a vintage convertible.

 

 


MAD SCENE 2.0  (2015)     5:00

Mark Kohr and Christopher Stowell
Office workers are transported into another dimension.

 

 

 


IN THE SPACE BETWEEN (2016)     6:00

Hervé Cohen and Deborah Slater
Two strangers meet on a subway and embark on a journey, real or imagined.

 

 

THE WIND TELEPHONE (2016)     6:00
Joe Stillwater and Nicole Klaymoon
A child’s imagination brings strange new friends.

 

 


BATTLE (2017)     4:00

Shelley Lewis and RAWdance
Dancers engage in a duel of escalating weaponry that turns dark and humorous.

 

 

 

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UNDER THE STARS — PRECITA PARK

Saturday, SEPTEMBER 8
6:30 to 9:30 pm

Precita-park

Folsom Street at Precita Avenue

Master of Ceremonies: Ian Williams

6:30 to 7:30 pm  MUSIC

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 at Revolution Café in San Francisco’s Mission District, with the goal of making classical chamber music more relevant in our neighborhoods and communities. In the Bay Area, over 1000 musicians have performed at more than 1,200 Classical Revolution events in over 125 different venues. As interest grew outside of San Francisco, a network of chapters developed world-wide. Over 50 cities have hosted Classical Revolution events around the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, as well as Indonesia, Argentina, South Korea, and Japan.

7:30 to 9:30 pm  FILMS

 

RIDE AND PREJUDICE
Molly Cargas
Romantic Narrative      3:00
Life can change at the turn of a wheel.

 

 

PRINSESA: THE BOY WHO DREAMED OF BEING A PRINCESS
Drew Stephens
Drama     12:00
His son daydreams of becoming a princess in a fairy tale; his buddies tell him he should discipline his son. What’s a father to do?

 

 


SCREEN AGE

Cal Thacher
Comedy     6:00
A girl wants to finish her homework but is confronted by constant distractions thanks to her electronic devices.

 

EMERGENCY EXIT
Craig Smith
Narrative     4:00
Commuting on public transit is sometimes a lonely experience. A young man dreams of another way.

 


STAY BROWN

Adrian Nava
Documentary     11:00
A conversation with Che, a lowrider from the Mission and inspiration for Benjamin Bratt’s character in LA MISSION.


 

 

 

 

 

HATS
Zoe Salnave
Drama      15:00
A young man from South Central LA dreams of playing baseball, dreams that take him outside his ‘hood and cause conflict with his friends.

A FRIEND
Esmé Brachmann
Drama/Experimental     4:00
A shy girl meets a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAST STRAW
Julian Jordan
Documentary     12:00
Plastic pollution poses a growing threat to our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

MIDDLE SCHOOL JACK
Kelly Gleason
Comedy     8:00
Middle school can be hard on anyone, especially if you’re a little different.

 


MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

Sarah Jones
Drama      11:00
Mel and Ellie’s mother has left; they neither know where she’s gone, nor do they want her to return.

 

SITTWE
Jeanne Marie Hallacy
Documentary     20:00
Two teenagers, one Muslim, one Buddhist, separated by conflict and segregation in Burma’s Rakhine state, reflect on their situations.

 

 

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BEST OF BERNAL

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Tuesday, OCTOBER 2
7:00 to 9:30 pm


1525 CORTLAND AVENUE

Encore screening of the 2018 season award-winning films — Best of Bernal, Spirit of Bernal, Emerging Filmmaker and Good Life Audience Awards

7:00–7:30 pm  AWARDS PRESENTATION

Master of Ceremonies: Clara Bijl

7:30 to 8:30 pm FILMS & Q/A with Filmmakers

Q & A Facilitator Caroline Blair

 

 

 

 


ANGELA WILSON, A BUTCHER’S STORY
Gaby Scott
Documentary      7:00
A portrait of Angela Wilson, the owner of Avedano’s on Cortland Avenue in Bernal Heights.

 

 

 

 

 


HATS
Zoe Salnave
Drama      15:00
A young man from South Central LA dreams of playing baseball, dreams that take him outside his ‘hood and cause conflict with his friends.

 

 

 

 

THE LAST STRAW
Julian Jordan
Documentary     12:00
Plastic pollution poses a growing threat to our oceans and the creatures that inhabit them.

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT GOES AROUND
James Parker Pennington
Comedy         4:00
Karma rides a bicycle.

8:30 to 9:30 pm RECEPTION & MUSIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOME – a FUNK/ROCK/BLUES/JAZZ JAM BAND. They hail from San Francisco, Ca. This seven-piece band is a testament to what happens when love and respect of music come together.

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