Next stop: San Francisco. The Wisconsin Union Theater Travel Adventure Film series heads west for a final screening of “The Heart of San Francisco” with Sandy Mortimer and pre-movie themed dinner Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in The Marquee at Union South. Purchase tickets online or call the Box Office at 608-265-ARTS (2787). Tickets can also be purchased at either Vilas Hall (entrance on East Campus Mall, 821 University Avenue) or the box office in the Wisconsin Union Theater. Ticket prices are as follows. General Public: $12, Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $10, UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $10, UW-Madison Student (with ID): $6.
You might already know the city’s The Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and Alcatraz Island or San Francisco’s cool summers and rolling hills, but Mortimer’s fascinating film begins with footage of the devastation of the 8.6 earthquake that wiped out 3/4 of the downtown area in 1906. It reviews the rebirth of the city’s districts including Chinatown, Haight/Ashbury, Japantown, Golden Gate Park, Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz, and more.
Mortimer’s career includes jobs as a flight attendant and in fields like politics and television. She stepped into the role of a news reporter and on-screen personality for CBS at the close of the 1970s and moved toward the production world for television and radio less than one decade later. Her work with travel films started in 1986 when she documented the Belizean, Guatemalan and Honduran Maya cultures in Central America. She would continue to travel and document locales around the world, now boasting more than 25 years of travel adventure lecture experience.
Join the Wisconsin Union Theater for its last Travel Adventure Series film screening this season. Come for the city that invented blue jeans, leave transformed. Enjoy a lavish San Francisco-themed dinner beforehand for an additional $17.
These screenings are presented by the Wisconsin Union Theater’s Performing Arts Committee.