Film Screening

Multiple Dates
Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 8

Part of Richard Avedon: Notes on "Nothing Personal"

Richard Avedon Film Series: Program 8

Date + Time

Thursday, August 27, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 29, 2009, 3:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Take This Hammer
KQED, 1964, 45 min., video

Losing Just the Same
KQED, 1966, 58 min., video

A project of San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive collects moving images chronicling the social and cultural history of the region. Included in its holdings are news reports from the early days of KQED. This program features two segments produced by KQED veteran, Richard Moore. Take This Hammer shows James Baldwin with a mobile TV crew visiting community leaders in San Francisco's predominately African American neighborhoods. Losing Just the Same focuses on the day-to-day lives of youth growing up in an Oakland ghetto. Director/Producer Moore will introduce the program on Thursday, August 27, and do a post-screening Q&A.


Richard Moore, producer

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 courtesy of WNET and the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive.

SFMOMA thanks Alex Cherian, San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive film archivist, for his assistance and support of this program. Take This Hammer and Losing Just the Same courtesy