Date(s) - 06/15/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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“Bungalow Heaven” Documentary Event at South Pasadena Library on June 15
With Filmmaker Joaquin Montalvan and ‘American Bungalow’ Magazine Publisher John Brinkmann
A Film Night featuring a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Bungalow Heaven: Preserving a Neighborhood” and filmmaker Joaquin Montalvan will be presented on Thursday, June 15 in the Library Community Room at 7 p.m. The event will also feature an Introduction to the film and Q & A by both Montalvan and John Brinkmann, the publisher of “American Bungalow” magazine. The free program is presented by the South Pasadena Public Library, the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, and the South Pasadena Preservation Foundation.
Joaquin Montalvan was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Alhambra and Pasadena. He attended St. Francis High School in La Canada before studying acting and directing at UCLA. Since then he has made many well-received dramatic features and documentaries. Joaquin and his wife have resided in the Bungalow Heaven neighborhood in Pasadena for 18 years, so it’s natural that his acclaimed 2015 documentary about the preservationist efforts of the community is particularly near and dear to him.
John Brinkmann is insistent that every issue of “American Bungalow” portray the basic honesty of bungalow living which he knows first-hand from living and working in his 1914 Sierra Madre abode. No matter if John anticipated the bungalow revival or helped ignite it –or both– his fascination is now shared by tens of thousands worldwide.
The Community Room is located at 1115 El Centro Street. No tickets or reservations are necessary and refreshments will be served. DVDs will be available for purchase.