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San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Carvalho’s Journey

  • Castro Theatre 429 Castro St San Francisco, CA, 94114 United States (map)

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival: Carvalho’s Journey 

Carvalho’s Journey / Directed by Steve Rivo

United States / 2015 / Documentary / 85 mins / World Premiere

Castro Theatre / Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 pm FREE

Few westward journeys were as exciting as that taken by American Sephardic-Jewish photographer and artist Solomon Nunes Carvalho in 1853–54, with pioneering explorer John C. Fremont's fifth expedition. In 1857, Carvalho published a brilliant memoir of his adventures. In his own account of the journey, however, Fremont never credited Carvalho. Stunning photography, modern-day daguerreotypes by Robert Shlar, reproductions of illustrations made from Carvalho's own work and the words of noted historians enliven this portrait of a remarkable man.

Earlier Event: July 25
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