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A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries

 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Guest speaker: Trina Lopez

NOTE our new meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)

Following the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, San Francisco rose from its own ashes to become one of the liveliest cities in America. How is it that it also managed to banish nearly all of its dead? Trina Lopez's documentary A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco’s Lost Cemeteries exhumes the hidden history of how this modern metropolis managed to systematically relocate nearly all of its burial grounds to make room for the living. Through recollections of residents who remember these forgotten graveyards to reflections on present-day conflicts that pit the living against the dead, A Second Final Rest reveals an astonishing chapter in the history of the American West in which those who settled the City by the Bay were unceremoniously sent packing long after they had passed from this world to the next.

Trina Lopez has a Master of Fine Arts degree in cinema production from San Francisco State University. She possesses a keen interest in unusual historical sites and tales, and textures of the beauty of decay. She hopes to continue exploring these areas in future documentary/experimental endeavors, including a short film that will serve as a study of her backyard beehive. She continues to work in film as an adjunct cinema instructor at City College of San Francisco, and also works in gardening and landscaping.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24.

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