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.