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Evocation of Place Film Series at the Exploratorium

For Immediate Release:
May 01, 2008

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Jenny Slafkosky (415) 528-4367

Evocation of Place Film Series at the Exploratorium

Saturday, May 17, 2pm

On Saturday, May 17, at 2pm, join the Exploratorium's Film Program for an afternoon of lyrical short films that resonate with the power of place. Films are shown in the Exploratorium's McBean Theater and are included in the price of admission to the museum. The schedule is as follows:

In A Monumental Landscape (1989, 6 min.), Marina McDougall explores the anomalies of architecture and place specific to San Luis Obispo, CA, the small coastal town where she grew up.

All My Life (1966, 3 min.), by Bruce Baillie, is a sunny film consisting of one continuous camera movement along a flower-covered fence in Caspar, CA. Set to the Ella Fitzgerald/Teddy Wilson tune "All My Life."

Panorama (1982, 13 min.), by Michael Rudnick, chronicles the endless shift of light, reflection, and shadow made by clouds, sunsets, and moonrises along the San Francisco skyline.

Natalija Vekic and Christian Bruno shot From Saturday to Sunday (2008, 5 min.) on two Super-8 cameras, then projected the films side by side -- creating a call and response between their different visions of Mexico City, Paris, New York, Budapest, and Northern California. Featuring music by Erik Satie, Ramon & Jessica, and East Ghost/West Ghost.


Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

Pier 15
San Francisco
California 94111
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