2012 BERNAL HEIGHTS OUTDOOR CINEMA™
Season Venues & Events
Opening Night at Roccapulco Supper Club
3140 Mission Street
Benefit for Alemany Farm /
suggested donation $10/person includes one (1) drink ticket
Music: Bernal Jazz Quintet
Refreshments: Hillside Supper Club
Official Kick-off Party and Preview of the 2012 Summer Season for filmmakers, friends, sponsors and supporters. The party commences with a no-host bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music followed by a short line-up of films. The excitement includes the announcement of winners of the Best of Bernal and Spirit of Bernal Awards and the first-year recipients of the Mauricio Vela Youth Film Scholarship.
8/29 Film Lineup and Schedule
Music: Beth Custer Ensemble
Located on the north slope of the Hill west of the gate at Folsom Street and Bernal Heights Boulevard. This year, the Beth Custer Ensemble will perform a live score, commissioned by the Pacific Film Archive, to the rare Soviet Georgian silent film “My Grandmother" (1929). The score has gone on to receive the Aaron Copland Recording Fund and the Beth Custer Ensemble has toured extensively around the world performing live with the film including at the Long Arms Festival in St. Petersburg and Moscow, MOFFOM in Prague, Tbilisi International Film Festival, Cork International Film Festival, Ireland, and Berwick Upon Tweed, England. The ensemble has also performed the work at the Castro Theatre, Merkin Hall in New York, and Charles Theatre in Baltimore. Audience members are encouraged to dress warmly, bring low-back chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy this exciting live performance.
Audience members are encouraged to dress warmly, bring low-back chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy this exciting live performance.
Cortland Avenue from Bennington to Folsom Streets
The 3rd Friday night Film Crawl winds its way through seven venues spread across the commercial corridor of Bernal Heights. The Film Crawl sites present short screenings repeated throughout the evening at venues within easy walking distance along the vibrant avenue.
Screenings at 7, 8 and 9 pm:
• Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center — 515 Cortland
• Inclusions Gallery — 627 Cortland
• Kingmond Young Photography — 416 Cortland
• The Liberty Café — 410 Cortland
• Progressive Grounds — 400 Cortland
• Bernal Yoga — 908 Cortland
Note: no shoes or chairs allowed in the Yoga Studio
Screenings at 7 and 8 pm:
• Bernal Branch Library — 500 Cortland (enter on Andover)
8/31 Film Lineup and Schedule
The Lucky Horseshoe
453 Cortland Ave
must be 21 years of age
The evening continues at The Lucky Horseshoe where you can quench your thirst and compare notes about the films you just saw with the filmmakers and fellow film buffs.
The New life of “Shorts”
Park Bench Café
3214 Folsom Street
4:30 to 6 pm
A panel of Bernal filmmakers and local industry experts will lead a roundtable
discussion on the future of the short film. The public is invited to actively participate in a lively conversation and Q&A.
||Jason Jakaitis, facilitator— a documentary filmmaker and educator, oversees an after-school filmmaking program for the Bay Area Video Coalition and lectures at San Francisco State University and the Academy of Art. Jason received an M.F.A. from the SFSU Cinema Department in 2010, as well as an M.A. from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Communications Studies Department in 2001. His most recent film, Mothersbane, won Best Short Documentary at the 2011 South by Southwest film festival.
N’Jeri Eaton — currently works at the Independent Television Service (ITVS) as a Programming Coordinator. Her short film Perry County screened at festivals around the country and is distributed by New Day Films. N’Jeri has produced work for Time.com and PBS FRONTLINE/World and has worked as a freelance editor and assistant for various other production companies and nonprofit organizations. She received her M.A. at the UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism and her B.A. in Media Arts Studies from Emerson College.
Kate McLean — writer and filmmaker living in San Francisco. Her short film Pot Country screened at the Hot Docs 2012, Mill Valley International Film Festival, won Best Documentary at the USA Short Film Festival and was a national finalist for the Student Academy Awards. She has worked on documentary projects for PBS, including The Botany of Desire featuring Michael Pollan. She recently finished her M.A. at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, where she received the Hearst Documentary Award and the The Randy Shilts Memorial Award for Exceptional Reporting.
Valerie Soe — a San Francisco writer, educator, and artist. Her experimental videos and installations, which look at gender and cultural identity and anti-racism struggles, have exhibited at venues such as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum in New York City, and at film festivals worldwide. Her most recent award-winning documentary, The Oak Park Story (2010) has exhibited widely across the country.
Folsom Street at Precita Avenue
Music: SF Mime Troupe Band
The screening venue for the traditional Saturday night “under the stars.” The long, flat expanse of grass is a comfortable viewing area for the night’s film line-up and preceding live music/ entertainment. Community partners set up concession tables with refreshments and information. Neighborhood cafés border the east and west end of the park. Audience members are again reminded to dress appropriately, bring temporary seating along with lots of family members and friends.
9/1 Film Lineup and Schedule
PRE-SCREENING FILM EVENT
3235 Mission St
4:30 to 6:30 pm
Music: Mountain Dojo
A networking cocktail hour for filmmakers and film admirers. The Sunday pre-
screening event provides a last opportunity for filmmakers and audience to informally meet and mix in a casual setting without the lights, sound and projection. The local wine bar is located a block south of the final screening locale and is open to all ages.
3158 Mission St
8 to 9:30 pm
must be 21 years of age
A neighborhood destination for live music, dance and performance will open itsdoors, admission free to Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema attendees, 21+. The finale of the 2012 season takes place in the courtyard and patio area of El Rio with an outdoor projection system that can be viewed from all corners of the multi-level venue. Audience members can choose existing seating or stand in the outdoor or bar areas.
9/2 Film Lineup and Schedule