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Under the Stars — 9/9/2023

Under the Stars – Precita Park

Saturday,  September 9, 2023

Precita Avenue @ Folsom Street

Setup: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Films: 7:00 – 9:30 pm

We’re back UNDER THE STARS at PRECITA PARK for a night of films that will make you laugh, cry and think!.

You know the drill: Bring a picnic, a blanket, a low-back chair and dress for cool weather. No reservations required. Join us as we celebrate the filmmakers whose films we feature tonight.

This is an outdoor event, in the park

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Film Lineup

Program/schedule is subject to change

Somos Diferentes/ We Are All Different  02:20

Music Video

René Peña-Govea

Three generations of the Peña-Govea family make music together and sing about how their differences make them stronger.

The Simulation  02:07


Maddy Montoya

A commentary on the culture of society dictating how a person should identify and how societal “norms” are viewed as the “default.”

little T  03:50


Masha Ellsworth

Follow Alexis on the biggest day of her life – her dream job interview. Can Alexis overcome obstacles and land her dream job?

The Prince’s Dilemma  05:00


Devon Rowe

The film follows Prince Philip, who must decide to follow the traditional tale expected of him or forge his own “happily ever after.”

Roadkill Jamboree  05:51

Music Video

Meghan G Graham

This stop-motion/ 2D hybrid music video features music from the ska-punk band Suburban Legends. It is a grim yet humorous story highlighting the cost to wild animals caused by our highway systems.

Zoe. A Surf Story  27:02


Gaby Scott

A portrait of a teenage surf phenom, who’s pooled an eclectic community of mentors to guide her while she learns the ropes of failure, fear, and self-determination.


Bon Odori  04:37


Trent Osaki & Sally Thai

Kai, a young Japanese American boy struggling with the loss of his grandmother, tries to navigate his first Obon without her.

C:Hairs  02:11


Bradley Francis Williams

If you’re going to be a chair for the rest of your life, you may as well be a happy one.

Neutraface  03:38


Connor Casey

An address font takes over a community.

Just Ghost Me  06:30


Jeff Mizushima

Based on a true story — a metafiction recreation of a humorously failed relationship performed by the original writer of the article.

Leo Y Fernando  12:53


Jeremy Iván Goei Videla

Two friends struggle to maintain their friendship while facing the contradictions of U.S. immigration policies. 

Eco-Hack  16:33


Josh Izenberg & Brett Marty

An unconventional field biologist wages a high-tech war against ravens in the Mojave in a last-ditch effort to save the desert tortoise from extinction.