FREE: 105th Anniversary Observance of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

David Kiehn, film historian of the local Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, will discuss his remarkable discovery of the famous and hauntingly surreal silent film A Trip Down Market Street. Mr. Kiehn's discovery of this film was so remarkable that Morley Safer of CBS 60 Minutes fame interviewed him for a segment which aired on October 17, 2010!

After Mr. Kiehn’s lecture, A Trip Down Market Street will be shown, accompanied by pianist Bruce Loeb. For dramatic contrast, another silent film will be screened; again, accompanied by Mr. Loeb on piano.

The two silent films will set the stage for Ken Joy’s critically acclaimed documentary Disaster by the Bay: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The documentary is one hour long and this public screening will be presented courtesy of House of Joy Publishing.

For more information, please call the Main Library’s Information Desk at (510) 577-3971.