Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema is putting on a show!
BHOC offers free screenings and live music in parks and venues around “The Hill,”
September 6-8 and October 2, 2018.
This year is a big one! Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema celebrates its 15th anniversary. Once again, following in a long-held movie tradition, BHOC invites the entire neighborhood to help “put on a show.”
The annual end-of-summer film festival is known for its screenings in the neighborhood’s commercial spaces and on the grassy slopes of city-owned neighborhood mini-parks, playgrounds and open spaces. The festival presents a four-night series at four separate sites throughout the neighborhood of Bernal Heights. (Visit http://bhoutdoorcine.org/for details.)
The talented filmmakers come from all over!
Continuing its long-standing practice of working with other film festivals, BHOC has invited a broad range of co-presenters to explore the diverse voices and interests of Bernal Heights and the surrounding area. They include:
But many contributors are from the neighborhood. Caroline Blair, who has won numerous prizes for films like The Queen of Beechwood Drive, will screen Equinox.Award-winning filmmaker Emiko Omori offers Bridgegate.And then there’s Keith Wilson, with The Tree; H.W. Moss, with The Injuries of Time Dale; and Shani Heckman, with The House on Lucky Street-- all Bernal folks.
BHOC doesn’t put on its show in a barn, as they did in those old movies. It enjoys the hospitality of neighborhood shops and open spaces.
At the screenings, Bernal people are visible everywhere, helping the event run smoothly. They provide refreshments. They operate the projection equipment. They hand out programs. And many more are busy behind the scenes.
Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland would approve!
Thursday, 9/6, 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Opening Night. Reception and films. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission Street. Master of Ceremonies, Will Hammond, Jr.Music by Keenan Webster.
Friday, 9/7, 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Film Crawl. Cortland Avenue, from Bennington to Bayshore. Six different programs at six venues, screened simultaneously at 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm.
Saturday, 9/8, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Music, films and picnics. Under the Stars. Precita Park, Folsom Street and Precita Avenue. Master of Ceremonies, Ian Williams. Music by Classical Revolution.
Tuesday, 10/2, 7:00 to 9:30 pm. Best of Bernal.Award-winning films and party. Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Avenue. Master of Ceremonies, Caroline Blair.
For line-up of films, visit www.bhoutdoorcine.org.
All venues are FREE. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets, low-back lawn chairs and warm clothing for outdoor venues.
Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema gratefully acknowledges its sponsors: San Francisco Art Commission, Zephyr Real Estate-Noe Valley; Good Life Grocery; Architect Mason Kirby; We Know Bernal ‑- Michael Minson, Keller Williams Realty & Danielle Lazier, Compass; Recology; PSAV Presentation Services; Jeff Salgado, Compass; fitLOCALfit; Shelly Trew, Vanguard RE; State Farm; San Francisco Parks Alliance; San Francisco Recreation and Parks; The Little Giant Lighting and Grip Company.