My colleague/partner and I have just begun a TCM Backlot chapter in Silicon Valley with the intention of serving Backlot members between San Jose and Palo Alto (Peninsula and South Bay). We welcome any Bay Area members who are interested in events at the Stanford Theater or Niles Silent Film Museum, as we will be highlighting those venues in our detailed newsletter (which also features thorough notes about TCM's broadcast schedule) and planning regular outings for the group.
We opted to become co-presidents of this new chapter after years of experience running another film-related organization with hundreds in of members in the San Jose/Campbell/LG area. Both of us have taught film history, film production and film theory at SJSU and DeAnza, among other local institutions.
If you are a Backlot member (or planning to join), please contact us to get on our newsletter or be invited to upcoming events: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you!
Alejandro Adams & Sara Vizcarrondo
TCM Backlot Silicon Valley