A Curious Cinema: Secret Life of the Sewing Machine

Event Details

Friday, December 04, 2009
5:30 PM

A Curious Cinema: Secret Life of the Sewing Machine

Inspired by the unique way that film can induce a sense of wonder and transport us to otherworldly places, A Curious Cinema has been designed to captivate, spellbind and intrigue six year-olds and up. Presented by Studio for Urban Projects co-founder Marina McDougall and educator Bryan Welch of acurious.org.

Secret Life of the Sewing Machine
In his BBC series, “Secret Life of Machines” cartoonist, engineer, and tinkerer Tim Hunkin cracks open our everyday household appliances and shakes out the odd stories, strokes of genius, and mechanical wonderment that lie inside them. In “The Secret Life of the Sewing Machine” (1988, 30 min.), Hunkin takes us on a tour of what he calls the first machine to enter our homes. After watching the film, special guests Michael Swaine and Nancy Jean will help us scratch our itch to stitch. Bring a sock with a hole in it and/or a clothing item for creative modification.

A simple hot vegetarian meal will be served. All ages welcome! Our programs are designed with children age 6 and up in mind. Children over 6 need not be accompanied by an adult.

Please reserve a spot by e-mailingrsvp@studioforurbanprojects.org. Space is limited. Sliding scale $10-$30 per person at the door.

Studio for Urban Projects
3579 17th Street
San Francisco, CA