Gary Yost to Premier Mt Tamalpais film, Featuring the Work of Artist Genna Panzarella

Gary Yost to Premier Film about Mt. Tamalpais, Featuring the Work of Artist Genna Panzarella

Photographer and filmmaker Gary Yost will present a series of short films at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts including the premier of his new project, Mountains Made of Chalk, Fall into the Sea, Eventually

Mountains Made of Chalk, Fall into the Sea, Eventually is a new film from local filmmaker Gary Yost. The film features the work of artist Genna Panzarella, who paints a 10-foot-wide mural of Mt. Tamalpais as it was when it was whole—literally inside what used to be the mountaintop. The film will premier with Gary’s new series about Mill Valley at a special event at the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 2 at 7PM.

The film is sponsored by Italian Street Painting Marin and was created with the support of the Marin Municipal Water District as part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the need to restore the West Peak of Mt. Tam. It is a companion piece to Gary’s 2014 film The Invisible Peak. Read more about the making of this film on our blog.

Gary has been living and photographing people and nature around Mill Valley for more than 40 years. His films have received accolades and have been widely shown at film festivals, on PBS, and at galleries across the Bay Area. His work has also appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Nikon World, and Wired magazines.

The series, “Mill Valley Through a Filmmaker’s Lens,” will feature several short films about usually hidden and often mysterious aspects of Mill Valley. Both Gary and Genna will be present at the event to discuss the project.

The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10. Proceeds from the event go to the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, a community arts center since 1969. Click for more information or to register for tickets.

Many of Gary’s films are available to view on his website.

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