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7th Annual Bernal Heights Oudoor Cinema Festival | Opening Night

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | Cost: FREE

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The traditional Opening Night and Preview Party of the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival comes to Cortland Avenue. The studios of Kingmond Young Photography will open its doors for the Opening of the 7th annual Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema screenings. It’s a party, a performance, a preview and a celebration of our annual end-of-summer ritual.

Thursday, September 2, 6:30-9:30pm
Opening Night at Kingmond Young Photography — 416 Cortland Ave.

Vic Wong & Nick Christie, gypsy guitars — 6:30–7:15pm
Panique is a San Francisco-based band specializing in acoustic jazz and swing as pioneered in the 1940s by Django Reinhardt. The group also performs French musette waltzes, traditional gypsy songs, and original compositions.

Toshio Hirano, old-time country and blue grass — 8:30–9:30pm
Subject of Oscar Bucher’s film WAITING FOR A TRAIN: THE TOSHIO HIRANO STORY screened during 2009 BHOC series.

SCREENINGS — 7:30 to 8:30pm

This animated short is about and inspired by the cinematic pioneer Alice Guy-Blache. Many consider her 1896 work, “Le Fée Aux Choux” to be the first fictional film in cinema’s history. Never heard of her? Find out more, here.

ELEMENTOS Adrian Arias TRT 3:45
In “Elements” we meet fire, earth, water and air through the motions of a dancer to express their essence.

DOMESTIC ANIMALS #1 Erin Mei-Ling Stuart TRT 6:20
A couple turns breakfast into a choreographed passive-aggressive battle of wills. Tactics include the silent treatment, toast sabotage, and making that sound you hate when he/she drinks coffee.

Award Ciné International Film Festival, 1980
n a motel room in Oakland, CA, in 1969, blind blues harmonica legend Sonny Terry tells a story about his start in show business and then plans an original solo in his own amazing style.

CAPOEIRA CLARION Tomas Wischerath TRT 5:04
A young man enters Clarion alley in the Mission district of San Francisco with bare feet and a berimbou, a musical instrument made of string and wood. As he begins to play, he shows more of what the instrument is all about. Anintroduction and a showcase of Ignacio Maldonado, a local devoted practitioner and teacher of Capoeira.

IN SEARCH OF GOOD FOOD — Introduction Antonio Roman-Alcala TRT 12:00
The original (12 minute) trailer we made, before we went on the footage-gathering interview trip that forms the bulk of the “actual” movie. It is a sort of “day in the life” of me, looking for good food in the city, and introduces the idea of seeking out the sustainable food system by traveling the state.

Waiting for a Train: The Story of Toshio Hirano — 5 minute clip Oscar Bucher TRT 5:00
Toshio Hirano relates his epiphany when he discovered Hank Williams and old time American music.

About Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema: The 2010 season kicks off on September 2, Opening Night. Four more evenings of screenings, music and more follow on September 3 with a Film Crawl on Cortland Avenue, September 4, a Hilltop Screening on Bernal Heights Park and September 5, Closing Night at Precita Park. Then October 4 sees us back for a Season Finale at El Rio (must be 21 years of age).

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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