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Season Kickoff — 9/9/2022

Season Kickoff

Friday, September 9, 2022

Bernal Plaza
aka Bernal Heights Rec Center
500 Moultrie Street

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Gates open at 6:00 pm

Season Kickoff at Bernal Plaza finds us back at one of our original sites from seasons past — the playground of the Bernal Recreation Center, situated behind the Bernal Branch Library off of Cortland Avenue.

Come prepared for cool temps. Bring low-backed chairs, blankets and picnics. Join your neighbors to cheer on the work of local filmmakers. 


This is an outdoor event.

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Film lineup

Program and/or schedule subject to change 

Diner Discord   02:05   


Alan Rosenfeld

Rusty, is a happy-go-lucky Model AR291 who just wants a job. After Rusty is hired at a diner, things don’t go as planned with the special of the day.

Swam    02:29  


Cathy Teng

A swimmer’s thoughts 

Morning Walk    03:00

Music Video

Peter Vahle

A walk over Bernal Hill accompanied by music by local  musician Dave Berry

Complimenting Cowboys   03:06


Olive Corine Read

“Complimenting Cowboys” is a fun film about two cowboys who take a different route when it comes to dealing with an argument.

Whose stories do these hands hold?   03:07


Samantha Ariel Berlanga

A love letter to my ancestors.

sorry I’m adopted   06:23


Devin Schultz

An experimental essay film that explores what it means to be a transracial adoptee and the revelations growing up reveals

Live This Loudly   04:31


Sophie Erini Constantinou

Afatasi a San Francisco- based artist blends, melds and welds her way through the textures and stories of local politics in search of transformative Afro-futures..

Facade   12:16


Sophie Frey

Debora, an introverted college student, tries to achieve happiness by making her online life picture-perfect, but finds that appearances do not always correlate with reality.


SILVER  01:28


Haley Stemmons

How it feels when you argue with someone you love.

ICU through lightning

Music Video

Deidre Locklear

Dave Deporis (the creator of this song) was tragically killed in 2017. Deidre Locklear found solace in his music and its interpretation in dance.

Wells Fargo Defund Line 3  05:39


Peter Menchini

Wells Fargo and BlackRock are selling out your future. Our indigenous-led art party brought the message to their executives.

A Vision of Here   10:02


Yasha Aginsky

Tthe inception and creation of a large-scale, completely original mural spanning the entire auditorium of the historic Nevada Theatre in downtown Nevada City.

murder in the high desert, The Killing of James Wakasa


Emiko Omori

Topaz Concentration Camp, Utah. April 11, 1943. James Hatsuaki Wakasa is on an evening stroll with his dog. A single shot rings out from Guard Tower 8. Seventy-seven years later, archaeologists rediscover this clue reminding us never to forget what was done.

It’s always something   11:30

Social Satire

Derrick Scocchera

Through a series of vignettes, the often inexplicable behaviors of contemporary humans are observed and commented upon by a droll narrator.

Parental Guidance: Some material may not be appropriate for young children or pre-teenagers.