Wall murals being painted in the Mission District II (early 1970s)

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Color, silent 16mm film from the early 1970s. Produced and shot by the Mission Film Workshop: Ana Montano, Sara Ortiz, and Mercedes Soberon. Cinematography by Benny Rescate. 

Opening shot of Hunts Donuts on Mission St. Scenes of mural artists painting wall murals in Mini Park 24th & Bryant St. Mission District, San Francisco. Mural artists: Tony Machado, Richard Montez, Michael Rios and many children.

Includes views of artists having a meal together at the corner outdoor bar (J & B's) 2736 20th St. in San Francisco. Includes Ana, Benny, Mia Galaviz, Ray Rivera and others. Many one-dollar bills being counted.

Scenes of Mission Street from 16th St. BART station to 24th St. BART station in the late afternoon, shot from a moving vehicle. 

Permission to screen on this website kindly granted by The Ray Balberan Mission MediaArts Archive and Mission Film Workshop. Cataloguing details provided by Ana Montano.

Note: This 16mm film print was re-transferred in 4K (4096 x 2970) using a Lasergraphics ScanStation film scanner, in October 2021. Film shrinkage was measured in October 2021 at 0.30%. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks. 

16mm color reversal print, silent
Digital Format
mp4 file
Special interest
Copyright Holder
The Ray Balberan Mission MediaArts Archive

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