Saturday, January 28, 2017

Documentary Film Series – Begins February 10


By Larry Clinton

The Sausalito Library is presenting a series of documentaries with local historic significance.

All films will be screened on Fridays at 7pm inside the Library.

The series begins February 10 with a new documentary, “Soul of Sausalito," from the Miwok Indians through a series of invasions — the Spanish, the Portuguese, the hippies and, finally, the tourists. It was directed and produced by Bruce Paquette with the cooperation of the Sausalito Historical Society. Bruce will be on hand for the showing, along with film editors David Drewry and Saul Rouda.

On February 17 the Library will present “Rebels with a Cause," about early conservation efforts around San Francisco Bay, including the battle to stop the Marincello development planned for the hills above Sausalito.

“We Built A Ship," screening February 24, tells the story of the Matthew Turner, a 1891 replica wooden brigantine being built in Sausalito. The ship is scheduled to be launched on April 1, 2017. Documentarian Stefan Sargent and crew from the Matthew Turner will be on hand for the film.

Kicking off a six-month-long 75th anniversary celebration for Marinship, the Library will present “Marinship - World's Most Amazing Shipyard." This new documentary was created by local filmmaker and Historical Society Board Member Eric Torney. Marinship launched 93 Liberty ships and tankers before the end of WWII. After the March 3 screening, The Historical Society will host a reception in its upstairs exhibit space, to debut a new Marinship exhibition.

The following Friday, March 10, the library will present a restored digital version of a 16mm film, “Tanker." The 47-minute film was originally produced by the Marinship Corporation in 1945 to document Sausalito's WWII shipyard and recognize the thousands of workers. The film received its first showing at the Marin Theater on Caledonia Street. Representatives from the Sausalito Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.