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The Old Spaghetti Factory 

Mal and Sandra Sharpe found a painting in an upscale Berkeley junk shop. They bought the colorful mural which was painted in 1963 and had once been on the wall of North Beach's Old Spaghetti Factory. The Sharpe's puzzled over the forty faces in the painting. With filmmaker William Farley they discovered that these people were writers, artists, poets, and performers at the heart of San Francisco's rich bohemian scene. This documentary is a record of what they found and captures the spirit of the Beat generation and the life of this unique night spot. A collaboration between William Farley, Sandra and Mal Sharpe. 


Video/Beta SP, color, sound, 28 minutes. 1999-2000