Alum Barbara Klutinis: An Adventurer in the Stream of Life

Monday, April 29, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER -- She dipped into film classes at UC Extension where she met experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer and together they made Pools, about swimming in the Julia Morgan-designed pools of William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon.

“I was influenced by Barbara, making a lot of art films back then, and she became my mentor while I was in film school,” said Klutinis, who graduated from the film program at San Francisco State then went on to teach there and at Skyline College; she also brought animation to children at the Rooftop School where her own kids attended.

“Film is so tactile, you hold it up to the light, you cut it with your hands,” she said. As the technology developed, she transitioned to documentary filmmaking.