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Exploring Homemade Films, Music and Instruments

For Immediate Release:
April 01, 2005

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Exploring Homemade Films, Music and Instruments

Experimental Films and Live Music by The Goat Family
Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Mcbean Theater, 7:30pm

Former San Francisco filmmaker Michael Rosas-Walsh returns from Alaska to screen new experimental work with live accompaniment by The Goat Family, a social jug band of local filmmakers at Exploring Homemade Films, Music and Instruments on Wednesday evening, April 13 in the Exploratorium’s McBean Theater at 7:30pm. Films by Rosas-Walsh include The Clinging Fire, Alaskan Opus in D, and For Love and Rocks. Other films by Robert Nelson, Rock Ross and Thad Povey will also be included in a celebratory evening of movies and music. This event is free with daytime admission or for members; $10 at the door; $7 students/seniors.

Jug band members include filmmakers Rosas Walsh, Rock Ross, Kevin Cunningham, Dan Janos, Thad Povey, Chris Santeramo and Todd Curtis, playing traditional and home made instruments that include spoons, saws, washboards, gourds, washtub bass, a banjo, penny whistles, harmonica, kazoo, and a steel six string guitar.

The group plays traditional as well as original compositions written by Dan Janos and Rock Ross.

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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.

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