Mt. Tamalpais, sentinel peak of the SF Bay Area, is considered sacred by many, native and non-native alike. In 1950, the Army Corps of Engineers bulldozed the highest peak of the mountain to build an Air Force Station tasked with directing jet interceptors and short range Nike nuclear missiles against the potential threat of Russian nuclear bombers. By 1980 the base was obsolete and summarily closed. The military literally walked away from dozens of structures on 106 acres, leaving behind a huge toxic mess on the mountain — cables, foundations, roads and infrastructure, all cut off from the public by miles of fencing.
Local filmmaker Gary Yost produced a new short documentary to shine a light on this hidden part of Mt. Tam.
On Thursday February 27th Gary Yost, George Daly and Jamie will be at The Image Flow in Mill Valley showing their short film The Invisible Peak and discussing the “computerized” time lapsed camera as well as the process of making the movie and the issues facing the clean up of Mt Tam.
Movie, Talk and Q&A
Gary Yost, George Daly, Jamie Clay
Thursday February 27th, 7pm