Neon is the lens for this illustrated talk that glows with film clips of cinematic San Francisco. This is part two of a two-part series.

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    San Francisco’s significant cinematic history meets neon’s luminous past in this collaborative program of excerpts from such famous films as the neon dancing leg in Pal Joey (pictured) to classic North Beach neon signs in Tim Burton's Big Eyes. Hosted by Jim Van Buskirk with co-hosts Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan of SF Neon

    Free | Suggested donation of $10.

    Those who register will get links watch the tour live on Zoom or as a recorded video available on YouTube for one week after the event.

    It's not too late to register for part one of this series: Cinematic SF Neon: Dark Passage to Vertigo.

    In proud partnership with the Tenderloin Museum's "Seasons of Neon" event series.

    Jim Van Buskirk, co-author of Celluloid San Francisco: The Film Lover's Guide to Bay Area Movie Locations (and former SFPL librarian), uses film stills and clips to demonstrate the Bay Area's rich cinematic history. Among the many familiar (or not-so-familiar scenes) are Race Street and Thieves’ Highway.

    Al Barna and Randall Ann Homan are the authors of Saving Neon, and San Francisco Neon: Survivors and Lost Icons. One of their favorite neon-filled movie scenes is from Vertigo. The Hotel Empire neon sign floods a hotel room scene with an unforgettable eerie green glow.