Trina Lopez's A Second Final Rest: The History of San Francisco's Lost Cemeteries makes us think of Doug Dorst's novel Alive in Necropolis and Richard Wong and H.P. Mendoza's film Colma: The Musical, of course. What took people so long to get obsessed with the City of the Dead? Here's Wikipedia: "Essentially everyone who died in San Francisco in the twentieth Century was buried in Colma, if they were buried anywhere." Lopez' film is critical of certain aspects of Colma's city planning, and has interesting questions about the University of San Francisco campus itself, as well.
Tue., Nov. 18, 7 p.m., 2008