Smith Rafael Film Center - San Francisco Cable Cars - In Person Filmmaker Strephon Taylor


Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Time: 4:15 pm

Phone: (415) 454-5813 Main Office (415) 454-1222 Info-Line for Showtimes

Bay Area filmmaker Strephon Taylor will present and discuss a screening of his new documentary about one of San Francisco’s most recognizable icons, the cable car. His film explores the fascinating history and technology of this 140-year-old tradition that is at the heart of the city’s romance. It’s a tale that begins with Andrew Smith Hallidie’s idea after witnessing a horse-car accident, continuing with the launch of the first line on Clay Street in 1873, the near-destruction of the lines in the 1906 earthquake, and the fight led by Friedel Klussmann and women’s civic groups in 1947 to save and preserve this San Francisco tradition. It’s a ride worth taking! Producer: Heather Taylor. Writer/Director: Strephon Taylor. (US 2017) 93 min. plus discussion

Special Notes

Tickets: Adult - $11.25, Child/Senior - $8.00. Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center is located at 1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 9490