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Uncle Yanco & Druid Heights

  • Sausalito Public Library 420 Litho Street Sausalito, CA, 94965 United States (map)

The Sausalito PublicLibrary's documentary series continues with short films that feature two of Sausalito’s most celebrated residents, artist Jean Varda and philosopher Alan Watts. Uncle Yanco is Greek filmmaker Agnes Varda's 1967 film about the life and ideas of her distant relative Jean Varda, who lived on the houseboat Vallejo in Sausalito's “aquatic suburbia.” We’ll be showing the beautiful 2015 remastered version released by the Criterion Collection.

Druid Heights is a new film by Marcy Mendelson that tells the story of Alan Watts’ wilderness retreat on the slopes of Mount Tamalpais. Druid Heights was a wild and wooly place where sex, drugs and philosophy thrived among the eucalyptus trees. Mendelson and scholar Erik Davis, author of The Visionary State, will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions after the screening. This program is co-sponsored by the Sausalito Historical Society.