Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 7

Part of Richard Avedon: Notes on "Nothing Personal"

Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 7

Date + Time

Thursday, August 20, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 22, 2009, 3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Bound by the Wind
David L. Brown, 1992, 88 min., video

Featuring celebrated scientist and Avedon subject Linus Pauling, a Nobel laureate for chemistry and recipient of the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize for his antinuclear activism, Bound by the Wind tracks the long international movement to institute a nuclear test ban treaty. Originally distributed as an activist piece for test-ban organizers in the 1990s, the documentary highlights global and local communities that continue to suffer the effects of being downwind of these world-changing experiments. Director David L. Brown will introduce the documentary and participate in a postscreening Q&A on both dates.


David L. Brown, filmmaker

Admission + Ticketing

$5 general; free for SFMOMA members or with museum admission (requires a free ticket, which can be picked up in the Haas Atrium). Double features: films offered on the same date are included in one ticket.

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Image: David L. Brown, Bound by the Wind , 1992; Anti-nuclear demonstration in Kazakhstan photo by James Lerager, courtesy of David L. Brown

SFMOMA thanks Alex Cherian, San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive film archivist, for his assistance and support of this program.