Under the Stars – Precita Park
Saturday, September 10, 2022
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.
Program/schedule is subject to change
Touch the Sky 02:05
The carefree days of childhood come alive through a little girl’s imagination. On a sunny day with her father, they meet up with like-minded travelers.
Bickering Burglars 04:02
Two burglars break into a house, then argue about their thieving strategies as they escape. Police arrive, and a wild car chase ensues.
Stache Society 05:38
Olive Corine Read
After an encounter with a mustachioed stranger, a young boy goes to many lengths to find the secret society the stranger may be apart of.
Welcome to Life 03:08
Samantha Ariel Berlanga
“Welcome to Life” rebels against the trite representation of gender roles and femininity through the journey of two marionettes .
Wade in the Water 00:45
The barricades that people of color face all the time are reflected by the buildings with seemingly no entrance. I’ve seen the difference in the way we are treated. I want that to end.
Distant Observer 013:48
Distance makes us more observant. During the pandemic, Nico Cuneo in Buenos Aires and Ramiro Cairo in San Franciso collaborated on a “journey within a journey” and invite us to explore it with them.
Paul Panish: Poem on My Eighty-Seventh Birthday 08:22
Oakland poet Paul Panish ruminates on the nature of creativity, on his life, and on the somewhat surprising act of turning 87, which he has, naturally, turned into a poem.
Time passes quickly, and so does the light on this special day, which happens to be on an equinox, the perfect balance between light and darkness.
The Merry Widow 09:34
The Merry Widow is a radioactive “health spa” located in the heart of an abandoned ore mine in Montana, and the site of the filmmaker’s efforts to come to grips with his mother’s ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Music for Hard Times, Part 2 02:43
Jon Fischer & Danny Clay
A pandemic-era music video conceived as an audio visual resource for comfort and calming by guitar-percussion chamber ensemble The Living Earth and Danny Clay and Jon Fischer, Bernal-based visual artist
The Phoenix 15:00
A young girl attempts to fix her parents’ marriage by using her newly discovered superpowers.
Side Effects 15:04
Star Finch & Campo Santo
An excerpt of a longer piece written by San Francisco native Star Finch for local new performances group Campo Santo- travels back to 2009 in order to better interrogate the present as it relates to the American Dream, gentrification, and the marijuana industry.