Earthquake, April 7
Peggy Hellweg in Person. A massive quake in Los Angeles sets off a series of global seizures in this late-fifties disaster epic. Our guest from the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory will examine the film's faulty science.
Illustrated Lecture by Gray Brechin. San Francisco historian Brechin will guide us through the debris-strewn devastation of post-quake S.F., presenting a rare collection of archival footage recorded while the fires still raged.
Love's a disaster: cowboy John Wayne pursues Ann Dvorak, the darling of the San Francisco demimonde, until that earth-shattering day in April '06. "The most edifying screen cataclysm since the Barbary Coast was razed in Metro's San Francisco."-N.Y. Times
Super Sensurround Simulation by Meyer Sound! Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy, and Geneviève Bujold are among the victims of a massive temblor that devastates Los Angeles in the first and greatest of the Sensurround spectacles. Our presentation will rock the theater with waves of bodacious bass. Are you ready to rumble?
Artists commandeer nature's ineluctable forces-fire, flood, and tectonic turmoil. Works by George Kuchar, Christina McPhee, Dolissa Medina, Bill Morrison, and Semiconductor.