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Friday Evening Programs at the Sausalito Library

Post Date:01/03/2020 1:15 PM

The Sausalito Library is located inside the auditorium of the old Central School building, which has served as Sausalito City Hall since 1975. To recapture its auditorium days, the library hosts special Friday evening programs in the fall, winter, and spring. To make room for a big audience, we move aside the shelves and tables in the central area and set up rows of chairs. Attendance at past programs has been as high as 175 people.

The winter 2020 program series gets underway on Friday, January 10. Programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and admission is free, with no RSVP necessary. Please arrive early, as seating is limited.
  • Friday, January 10
    Who Was The Quiet American?
    Movie critic Peter Robinson will explore Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American, its film adaptations, and the CIA's influence during the French occupation of Indochina. Greene was horrified with the way the filmmakers changed the ending in the 1958 film version. The 2002 remake starring Michael Caine stayed true to the original. With clips from both movies and interviews with Michael Caine and author Graham Greene, this intriguing presentation answers the question, "Who was The Quiet American?"
  • Friday, January 17
    Finding the Bunny
    The world of voice acting is fascinating yet little-known. As a multi-billion dollar industry, it can be considered America's most influential and invisible art. At this program, you'll meet Sausalito's own Samantha Paris, the award-winning voice actor who has trained more than 10,000 aspiring and working voice actors from her Voicetrax studio complex on Bridgeway. Samantha will share insights and inspiration from her recent memoir, Finding the Bunny, which has been optioned by Warner Brothers for development into a television series.
  • Friday, January 24
    Academy Awards Preview: Best Picture
    Join film critic and Sausalito resident Jan Wahl for a whirlwind tour through all ten of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture. We'll watch a clip or a preview of each nominated film, then Jan will give her take on what makes each film great or not so great. Jan will also share a list of films that she thinks should have been nominated but didn't make the cut. This year's Oscar nominations will be released on January 13.
  • Friday, January 31
    Of The Sea: A Film About California Fishermen
    Join us for a screening of the documentary Of The Sea (2016, 82 minutes), followed by a question and answer session with producer and director Mischa Hedges. The number of fishing vessels in California has declined from over 6,900 in 1981 to just 1,800 vessels today. Struggling to revive a fading way of life, fishermen and entrepreneurs are creating new models for how to support sustainably produced seafood. Of The Sea tells the story of California fishing communities and presents a compelling story of the future of sustainable seafood.
  • Friday, February 7
    The Golden Gate Bridge on the Silver Screen
    The Golden Gate Bridge has probably starred in more movies than any other American architectural icon. The iconic span appears in a wide range of films, including Dark Passage, Time After Time, It Came from Beneath the Sea, Love Bug, Interview with a Vampire, and X-Men. At this special program, Jim Van Buskirk, author of Celluloid San Francisco, will offer a clip-filled program of hilariously horrifying depictions of the Bay Area's beloved bridge.
Any questions about programs at the Sausalito Library may be directed to City Librarian Abbot Chambers at (415) 289-4123 or

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