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Community Roots: Selections from the Local Legacies Project
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George Lucas and Star Wars characters in the woods of CA 6th District
Legacy of Film The George Lucas Star Wars  family on a picnic in the woods of California's beautiful Sixth District

Local Legacies of the 6th Congressional District

A film, Legacy of Music, Film and the Environment, highlights the culture of Marin and Sonoma Counties and commemorates their contributions music, film and the environment.

To highlight the counties' musical contributions, the project will include a videotape of a concert featuring popular music performers who live in the area and a virtual tour of a model of Tanglewood West--a music, dance, and drama performance center that is being built by Sonoma State University. A collection of memorabilia from the locality's days as a venue for the big bands is also included. The contributions of the film industry will be illustrated through clips from movies filmed in northern California such as The Birds, Vertigo, Star Wars, and Star Trek episodes, along with taped interviews with directors, actors, and craftspeople who live and work in the Sixth District. Finally, the dedication to the environment in Marin and Sonoma counties will be shown through the Sixth District as home to the Golden Gate Bridge, half of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Point Reyes National Seashore, the breathtaking Russian River Recreation Area, and state and county parks. Other subjects include the unspoiled ocean coasts of the two counties, forever protected by California laws; the vineyards and orchards of Sonoma county; and the dairies of Marin.

Originally submitted by: Lynn C. Woolsey, Representative (6th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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