Left in the Dark
By Julie Lindow and R.A. McBride
This collection of personal essays coupled with lush full-color fine art photographs, is an elaboration on the twentieth-century movie theatre and movie-going experience. Images are coupled with personal essays that offer both scholarly and literary appeal. R.A. McBride's vivid portraits of the interiors of closed San Francisco movie theaters, which allow the grandeur of the architecture to take center stage, illuminate the role of the movie house as a great social nexus. Essays by scholars and film exhibitors, including Rebecca Solnit, Eddie Muller, and Chi-hui Yang, uncover a variety of forgotten or never-before revealed histories. The Exploratorium is proud to have two of our staff members featured in Left in the Dark. Liz Keim and Samuel Sharkey, both staff from our Cinema Arts department, offer their observations on the changing nature of cinema technology and what this means for the future of the cinematic experience. Softcover, 168 pages.