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Roxie Theater: Chelsey Bonestell: A Brush With The Future
March 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Encore Screening March 17!
Special Q&A with film participants James Dalessandro and
Robert E. David after the film!
What do Filoli, the Chrysler Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the film “Destination Moon” and America’s Space Program all have in common? They were each touched by the creative vision of a forgotten artist named Chesley Bonestell (1888-1986). A native San Franciscan, his mesmerizing depiction of “Saturn As Seen From Titan” became known as “the painting that launched a thousand careers.” The film features over 20 people who were influenced by or knew Chesley personally, including Ray Bradbury, David Aguilar and Douglas Trumbull. Bay Area participants include, Irene Edwards, Ben Burtt, James Dalessandro, Lynette Cook, Robert E. David, Christina Dikas, Jeffrey Norris and Wyn Wachhorst. Punctuated with rare interviews with Chesley himself, this documentary chronicles the extraordinary, nine-decade life of a quiet, artistic visionary, whose beautiful paintings continue to inspire us to reach for the stars.
Named Best Documentary at Comic-Con San Diego and the Boston Science
Fiction Film Festival and Audience Award winner at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
A Film by Douglass M. Stewart Jr. 2018. USA. DCP. 96 minutes.