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Part of SFFILM at Home

Online Screening and Q&A: “One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural”

28 May
Thu, May 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm PT
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Guests Expected

Director Tasha Van Zandt and artist JR are expected to participate in an online Q&A following the screening.


The short documentary One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of JR’s iconic mural, The Chronicles of San Francisco, currently on display at SFMOMA. Selected to screen in the Golden Gate Awards competition at the 2020 SFFILM Festival, this personal and penetrating film from Bay Area photographer and filmmaker Tasha Van Zandt showcases the unique atmosphere of trust, collaboration, and community of everyone who participated in this emblematic project.

Watch the film with us online and then stick around following the screening for an in-depth conversation with director Tasha Van Zandt and her subject, the artist JR, about the making of the film and the artistic practice that inspired it. This event is co-presented with First Republic Bank, a major supporter of SFFILM.

Members who RSVP for this event will be sent a link via email one day in advance to register for the online session, which will be conducted with Zoom. We recommend that you download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device in advance, and set yourself up with a free account. Attendees will have a chance to participate in the Q&A with a text chat function. Registration closes around one hour before the start of the event — be sure to register early!
We look forward to continuing to experiment with virtual events like this in the coming weeks — let us know how it’s going and how we can improve the experience.
Learn more about how to use Zoom and attending our virtual events here.

Director Tasha Van Zandt

Tasha Van Zandt is a director, cinematographer, and Emmy-nominated producer whose projects have been supported by SFFILM, the Sundance Institute, the Sloan Foundation, and Film Independent. She has traveled on assignment across all seven continents creating projects for outlets such as Time, The Guardian, Google, Adobe, and many more. She is a collaborator of the artist JR and together they are co-directing a feature-length documentary about a supermax prison. Van Zandt is also directing the feature-length documentary After Antarctica, which follows the life of one of National Geographic‘s most celebrated polar explorers. Throughout her work, Van Zandt is dedicated to capturing stories that foster empathy and using her lens as a tool to build cultural bridges that lead to greater global understanding.

Film Details

Language English, French

Year 2020

Runtime 14

Country USA

Director Tasha Van Zandt

Producer Tasha Van Zandt, Marc Azoulay, Luana Saltiel

Editor Dana Laman

Cinematographer Tasha Van Zandt

Music Scott Van Zandt