In September 1905, a pioneer filmmaker named Jack Kuttner mounted a camera on the front of a trolley and filmed the one-and-a-half-mile ride from the foot of Twin Peaks northeastward toward the Ferry Building. The film, known as A Trip Down Market Street, offers a remarkable picture of life in the city before the 1906 earthquake and before the advent of modern appurtenances such as stoplights and crosswalks.
The DVD Includes:
The classic A Trip Down Market Street (1905), with a score by Beth Custer performed by the Beth Custer Ensemble.
The new A Trip Down Market Street (2005) by Melinda Stone and Sprague Anderson, with score by Beth Custer performed by the Beth Custer Ensemble.
New commissioned films by Kerry Laitala, Rachel Manera, Katherin McInnis, Tomonari Nishikawa, and Ken Paul Rosenthal.
Historical films including Tom Mooney Parade, VJ DayCelebration, and A Trip Down Market Street After the Earthquake and Fire.
Behind the Scenes documentary tracing the evolution of the September 24, 2005 event.
Interactive Film Comparesion: Market Street 1905-2005